One thing I’ve been dying to try in or out of my house is a gallery wall. There’s just something about an asymmetrical, but not haphazard, collection of frames, crosses, plates or knick knacks hanging on the wall that really gets me.
So when my mom had an idea to hang a variety of metal and wood crosses above her bed, I was on board to help!
She’s in the middle of updating some of the furnishing and decorations in her bedroom. So far she’s painted, bought and hung new curtains, and replaced her bed cover and pillows. And since she had just painted, the walls were in great shape for putting in new nail holes!
This project was inspired by a metal cross that was a birthday gift and this pin from Pinterest:
She had some help from the ladies in the office in figuring out which cross to put where, so when I showed up we got straight to the hammer and nails.
We started by hanging the biggest cross in the middle, which is the birthday gift that started it all.
You can see in the picture she has 2 different lamp shades and one that still has the plastic on it. She’s still deciding which one looks better with her new wall color!
Once the middle cross was in place, we measured the distance between the 2 crosses that went on either side of the middle one.
Since it was 11.5 inches, we set the right cross’s arm 5.75 inches from the top center of the middle cross.
Before we hung it for good on a nail, we rolled a few Glue Dots on the bottom of the back to keep it from shifting side to side once it was hanging.
Then we slowly worked our way out hanging one cross at a time. Since it wasn’t designed to be symmetrical, we didn’t have to measure much.
We held one cross in place, made sure it looked good to the naked eye, marked the top of the cross, measured from the top to the hanger on the back, hammered in a nail, then hung each one.
Once the first 3 or 4 were in place, it went really quick!
But before we could finish hanging all of the crosses, we had an audience of 1 join us. Love my little bro, Ricky!
I think the wall turned out great!
And there’s still room to add more crosses should Mom find some she likes or if I need an idea for a future birthday gift!
Thanks for Checking In! ~Chelsea
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