Here's what the hallway looked like before. It's right at the top of our stairs, and I always felt like it would be perfect for a gallery wall but I just never got around to making a plan and following through with it. (I blogged about my ragtag art collection waiting to be hung -- while I procrastinated -- here.)
What I didn't like was the light switch. It drove me crazy. I couldn't cover it because we use it all the time, but it felt like it was in the way no matter how I arranged things.
I was hoping once the art was up the light switch would just blend into the background. Unfortunately, I think the switch bothered me even more then. The whole grouping seemed unbalanced because of the switch.
So I put a frame around it. Up close, it looks a little weird.
... and the wall looks much more balanced. I have couple other ideas for camouflaging the switch that I'm going to play around with, but for now, I'm happy with it the way it is. (And my husband and son are happy not to be tripping over frames and newspapers and tools and hardware anymore.)
I have one more piece to add to the wall yet, so stay tuned for a follow-up post.
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