I shared my Humane Society makeover on Monday and have since received SO many questions about the grid gallery wall. I figured this post needed to be bumped up! Click through to see the easiest grid gallery wall, my technique for installing it, and how to get those free dog prints many of you have been asking about…
Once you’ve determined where you’ll be installing the art, here are the tools & supplies you’ll need:
SUPPLIES + TOOLS
- gallery wall kit (with frames and hanging template)
- laser level
- hooks or nails (we use these)
- art for frames (I printed these free dog vectors)
Step 1 // Setup the laser level. I like to set the laser level first by determining where I want the frames to fall on the wall. I use the cross beams to make sure it’s perfectly level vertically and horizontally.
Step 2 // Hang the template. The framing kit makes everything super easy and it comes with a template for hanging. I taped the template to the wall and tried to flatten it as best as possible. Adjust the template and laser level until everything is situated perfectly on the wall.
Step 3 // Add the hooks. Next, I pushed the hooks into the wall directly over the dots on the template. Once all of the hooks were set, I removed the template.
Step 4 // Hang the frames. Lastly… after hanging the frames, I readjusted the laser level and straightened each frame individually, since they tend to shift during hanging. Pro tip: if they won’t stay level, I use a little dot of sticky tack to hold them in place on the bottom corners.
That’s it! An easy, inexpensive gallery wall under $90. It took about 20 minutes to install and the result is a really fun art installation in the behavior room at the Utah Humane Society. I really wanted to add some dog-related personality to the space.
Questions? I’d be happy to answer them and chat in the comment section below! If you’re looking for different art to put in your frames, this post is a must-read. I list over 20 art ideas and layouts for a grid gallery wall. Hopefully it’s helpful!