Here’s an example of a bird themed salon wall that my husband and I put together. My husband loves to paint birds and collect bird art. He has quite a collection of bird paintings. More on this salon wall later in the post.
Step 2. When in doubt measure it out. I’m actually not one for measuring at all (the secrets out!). I usually use my eye and, for the most part, it doesn’t fail me. But if you’re unsure I would measure the spacing from each frame top to bottom and side to side. If you are doing a grid like I did below with the Josef Frank wallpaper samples I recommend MEASURING EVERYTHING! If it is off by a little you will notice. This is easy to do when all the frames are the the same size. First determine the spacing you would like from each frame. I chose 2 inches top and bottom. I then measured the center of the wall and hung the center most painting (the yellow and blue fish wallpaper sample) eye level at the center. I then worked row to row from the center frame to the left and then from the center frame to the right. After I hung the center most frame, I measured the center of the frame to the left (half of the width of the frame) plus 2 inches plus anther half of the second frame. This is where my second nail goes. Does this make sense? So, you measure the width of the frame plus 2 inches to get the spacing for each frame. For the top and bottom measurements, measure the length of the frame where the nail will hang on the frame plus two inches.
As mentioned in my last post, my husband and I collect milagros. Milagros are small and sculptural, fun to collect, and work really well to fill in the gaps in a gallery wall.