Creating a Gallery Wall with Framebridge
Date: August 1, 2016 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Ever since we moved into our home last October, I have been wanting to create a gallery wall in our living room. However, until this past week, our walls have remained blank. We began renovating our house the weekend we moved in, starting with removing the wall between our den and formal living room to create a more open, modern living space. As any experienced do-it-yourselfers already know, we quickly learned that every project takes longer than expected. I waited, as patiently as this impatient girl could, until our renovation project was (mostly) complete to begin choosing art for our gallery wall that resonated with both Bobby and me.
After deciding which pieces we would use for our collection, I started researching framing options. I was disappointed in what I initially found out about framing. It was seemingly going to be expensive - really expensive - and time consuming. I knew there had to be better options than what the traditional framing stores offered. Thankfully, I came across Framebridge while scrolling through my Instagram feed. I saw that Ali of A Dash of Details had beautifully framed two of her wedding photos. After looking at their website, I knew Framebridge would enable me to turn my gallery wall aspirations into a reality.
Framebridge made the framing process a breeze. I decided on frames from their clean collection. I wanted the artwork to be the focus of the wall and their clean collection's simple, minimal design was exactly what I had in mind. Next came what I thought would be the hard part - finding the right sized frames. I already had three pieces of art and I wanted to combine them with two photographs from our wedding day. I was worried because my art wasn't standard size. I emailed Framebridge about it and was quickly put at ease. They told me to enter the closest measurement available and that their team would make sure that the pieces were framed correctly.
Once I finished measuring the artwork I already possessed, I uploaded the two wedding photographs and ensured they were sized appropriately to fit with the other pieces. I planned to position the artwork and photographs around an original abstract piece that I purchased at Scott Antique Market a few months back. After placing my order, I received packaging to send in my artwork in just a few short days. Framebridge provided step-by-step instructions and correctly sized packaging that made shipping simple. They cover shipping costs both ways so all I had to do was drop it off at my local UPS store.
I was ecstatic when I received our framed pieces in the mail. They turned out better than I could have ever expected. After months of empty walls, we finally have the gallery wall that I envisioned upon moving in. I'm thankful that I was able to partner with Framebridge for this post. In a world of subpar customer service, they are a breath of fresh air.
Framebridge has graciously provided me with the following code to share with you all to save you 15% on your first framing purchase: ARTOFSTYLE15. If you're looking to create your own gallery wall or frame any wedding pictures, I highly recommend that you check out their site.
**Because the gallery wall was so easy, I decided to frame this beauty that I captured during our Italian honeymoon in the Cairo frame. We love the memories it evokes every time we glance in the previously empty corner of our living room.