July 23, 2013
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how to: mix and match art wall {video + gray malin giveaway}

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It’s safe to say that we’ve all been obsessing over well done walls of mixed and matched frames, art and photography for quite a while now (thank you, Pinterest!).

But beside randomly hanging, how does one actually craft one of these seemingly effortless walls themselves?  I was curious too so I tapped the expertise of aerial photographer Gray Malin. Together we made a LEAF video on the project and it turns out, it’s more logical than I thought!

Watch the video to learn how to create your own beautiful mix and match art wall in just 3 easy steps.

How to: Mix & Match Art Wall

1. PREP
- Pick your favorite framed art
- Mixing sizes & shapes, place onto butcher paper and cut out frame shapes
- Carefully mark hanging brackets with a pen

2. ARRANGE
- Using tape, try out different arrangements with your frame cut outs
- Tip: Lowest art should be 6-8 inches above any furniture
- Finalize what looks best, making sure everything is level!

3. HANG!
- Hammer nails over pre-markers
- Tip: Use hooks for heavier frames
- Pull off butcher paper
- Hang frames, level off

AND in honor of our collaboration, Gray was kind enough to offer a giveaway (isn’t he the best?). The details:

GIVING AWAY: One 12″x18″ signed Gray Malin Coogee Beach photo  (retail value of $250)

HOW TO ENTER:  Follow him on Instagram @GrayMalin (you should follow me @gerihirsch, too!) and leave a comment here so we know you entered

END DATE: 
8/2/13

GOOD LUCK!

For more of Gray Malin’s artwork visit Maison Gray (available for purchase here).

More seriously good mix and match art wall inspiration after the jump!

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Photos: Pinterest

25 Responses to “how to: mix and match art wall {video + gray malin giveaway}”

NatashaJuly 26th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Following both of you guys on Instagram (natashaw4w). Thanks for the great giveaway – I would love to win one of these prints!!

Amber VenzJuly 27th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

This was so helpful! I have just started to collect art and I had no idea how to go about hanging it all.

Followed Gray (already follow you, duh). Entering!

KelseyJuly 30th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Followed both of you on IG (as @gingy292).
Thanks for such an amazing giveaway!! I LOOOOOVE gray malin prints and I've wanted one for a while, but could NEVER afford one! Would be absolutely thrilled to win one!!

KKJuly 31st, 2013 at 4:31 pm

following you both now. can't believe i wasn't already! wow! beautiful photographs. i'm in love with the coogee beach photo! it would look divine in my living room.

KKJuly 31st, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Followed both of you on instagram (@kkosko55). So happy I discovered your blog…it is wonderful. Also thanks for introducing me to Gray Malin. Love the photography. That photo would look divine in my living room!

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