Frames painted. Pictures printed. The obvious next step: hang up all the pictures.
To avoid putting too many unnecessary nail holes in the wall I took a rather meticulous approach to hanging up the pictures.
I started by rolling out some brown paper craft paper, tracing all the frames on that paper, and then cutting those rectangles out to place on the wall. I also numbered all these pieces of paper to correspond with the frame number.
Next, I measured where I wanted everything to be on the wall, with the help of the diagram that I made on my computer. These are the tools I used for measuring:
And, yes they’re in the shape of a face.
I used blue painters tape to secure all the rectangles to their appropriate spots on the wall. Then I marked on each brown piece of paper where the nail hole(s) should go. By doing this I was able to hammer the nail straight through the brown paper then pull the paper off over it and hang the picture up.
Hanging the brown paper was the most time consuming part of the project but once everything was where I wanted it hanging the actual pictures went pretty quick.
Voila! And I only made two accidental nail holes in the wall!