A while back I purchased a wonderful old collection of unframed Audobon bird prints.
I knew immediately that I wanted to create a gallery wall with the collection. So, I began collecting inexpensive frames from estate, farm, yard sales, and thrift shops, to make it more affordable.
It took a long time, but it was worth it. After about a year, I had accumlated enough frames to get a good start. I laid out the collection, bit by bit, choosing which ones I'd be using. Because there are hundreds of prints, it was a slow process, but an enjoyable one. The prints are just so beautiful to work with.
After making my selections, I framed each one and then layed them out on the floor, creating a test-run gallery wall. It made it really easy to move the frames around until it seemed right.
The prints would be going on this wall in the living room. My plan was to move the piano across the room, from where the piano currently was, so the sofa would be facing the windows and view of Mount Spokane.
Eventually, once I've collected more frames, I'll probably add to the wall. But for now, it's really made a warming difference to the room. We adopted the caribou seen high on the wall after our oldest son Cody discovered it at M&M Antiques in Monroe, Washington. It's a reminder of his Alaska roots and our time there. We named him Tutu, which means caribou in Inupiaq.