They look amazing! I love them so much. When we hung them, we centered them above our couch. We also centered them vertically, trying to split the difference on our gigantic wall. I was relatively happy with their positioning and size, but I thought the wall was still missing something. It needed just a little extra “wow”.
I got this idea from Ana White’s Easy Clip Art Rail plan. But instead of using clothespins, I used silver binder clips.
I used an 8 foot 1×4 board, and didn’t have to cut or sand it. These boards also come in 4, 6, and 10 foot lengths, so it would be simple to adjust the width without any sawing. Or you could get it cut for free in the lumber department. I gave it one coat of Minwax polyshades in Mission Oak, so it has just a slight gloss.
My favorite part of this project is not only does it anchor the wall, it’s an easy way to switch out photos and art. I snagged six 8×10 glossy photos from Walgreens for $12 with a coupon. This way, by switching things out to stay recent, this wall never feels outdated. Even with the newborn and maternity prints up there. I threw in a couple of engagement pictures for good measure.
So for less than five bucks and 30 minutes, I have a beautiful and fun new gallery on my wall. It would probably cost along the lines of $50 or more from a place like Pottery Barn. It’s decor like this that makes me so happy I can DIY!