Happy Thanksgiving; I’m looking forward to enjoying a relaxing few days spending time with friends, making some delicious food and buying a Christmas tree. I’m excited to kick off the festive season this weekend.
Growing up I used to view desks as something incredibly exciting and grown up, over the years they have slightly lost their appeal but as a lover of stationery and organisation a deskspace still holds a certain appeal to me. I am in the process of adding a few extra details to my desktop, so I have been compiling a checklist of items to ensure that my desk is both a functional and appealing place to be.
Clockwise from top left:
Acrylic Desktop Holder $15
Calendar Desk Pad $12
Pineapple Mouse Mat $11.99
Flamingo Mouse Mat $11.99
Mid-Century Table Lamp $159
Deco Triangle Cushion $37.50
Spots Cushion $37.50
Flamingo Print $400 reduced to $189
Acrylic Desk Tray $38
To-Do Notepad $9
Rapido Notepad $9
Living so far from home I like the apartment to feel homely and for me having artwork on the wall is the easiest way to achieve this. There are a few empty wall spaces that I am working on filling but I have finally completed the space above my desk.
Here are the steps I took to create my wall gallery:
1. Pick Your Prints
I like to use a variety of sizes and a mix of landscape and portrait prints.
2. Lay out the order on the floor
Take a photo of the arrangement to ensure you remember the order when you come to hang them on the wall.
3. Cut paper templates the size of each frame
By using paper you can play around with the layout before making holes in the wall.
4. Use the paper templates to decide the spacing of each frame
Once you are happy with the placement of each paper frame measure where the wire hangs on the print and mark the paper with a pen. Hammer a nail through the paper to ensure accurate placement and then take down the paper.
5. Hang Your Frames
Hang your artwork on the nails in the order chosen in steps 2 and 3. Your wall gallery is now complete!