Everyone loves the idea of gallery walls. I’m pretty sure what everyone doesn’t love is the time it takes to hang them. I’ve done mock ups with wrapping paper in the past and then had to deal with levels, wall anchors, a drill, etc. When I say I that totally means Jon, because let’s face it anytime I try nailing something in my house I end up with a minor hole and calling Jon asking him to bring home plaster. Not bueno.
This past weekend we were hanging a gallery wall in my sister’s new apt. This apt is in an old building and their walls are solid concrete, which means it’s extremely difficult and time consuming to put wall anchors and nails.
So, we decided to use command strips instead. I’m not going to lie I was a little nervous using them on a whole gallery wall. I normally have just used them one piece and used a ton of the strips to make sure it really held.
This time instead of going overboard on the amount of strips I used I decided to use them exactly how the directions tell you too which meant most of our frames only needed one strip.
So simple to just snap two pieces of the strips together and just remove the paper backing, press and set:
The gallery wall literally took around 20 mins and since I wanted more of a organic looking gallery wall there was no need to do any measuring. I simply eye-balled everything before applying the frames to the wall.
Now it is a bit pricier to use command strips.We found value packs at Lowes and bought 6 packs for about $25. We still probably need 2 more packs to finish the gallery wall, but over all it wasn’t a huge money commitment and it was a huge time savings. Hudson was there for the gallery wall building and he even tried to grab a frame or two off the wall and they stayed completely still.