Attic Gal Rachelle says:
I found these amazing shelves at a garage sale over a year ago. They are made from old wood and vintage hardware, and I just couldn't pass them up.
Then, months later, I found these Monet prints at another garage sale (I am MADLY in love with Monet!), and I knew I they would be great with those darling shelves.
When I finally decided where I wanted them - in my bedroom, I was pretty intimidated about just how to go about hanging them.
I finally got up the courage a few weeks ago to tackle the project. First, I placed each shelf on butcher paper and marked around in to create a pattern, and cut it out. I also carefully marked where each shelf hanger was (they were in different places on each shelf) so I would know just where to drill the holes. I also made paper patterns for the 3 Monet prints that I wanted to have on the shelves.
Then, using a level and some painters tape I arranged and rearranged the paper patterns on the wall until I had the perfect arrangement. It was just too easy to drill the holes, right through the paper, in the exact right spots. Then I just hung the shelves. And although it looks like the prints are just sitting on the shelves, they are actually hung on the wall to keep them securely in place (this is earthquake country after all).
(This picture does not really do it justice since the lighting in my bedroom is bad, but it really does look great.)
I am really happy with how it turned out, and I am so glad I took the time to pre-plan my wall display because it saved me a lot of hassle and heartbreak.