Ribba Love

The latest project in the baby’s big boy room was putting up the gallery wall.  (And hanging the curtains, obvi!!)
 October 2012 125 copy 
I gathered up some of our most beloved pics of the baby, a few prints and a couple of other special items for the wall, including the Yes Ma’am, No Ma’am print from The Old Try (see my others here), How to Tie a Bow Tie – A Gentleman’s Guide, the John Derian plate he received for his third birthday, a monogrammed bib from Mother and a copy of a nautical chart of the Savannah River and Wassaw Sound from River Services in Savannah (see it on my coffee table here.)

And while we’re on the subject of the gallery wall, you really cannot beat an Ikea Ribba frame if you’ve got a pile of pics to hang on an ant-hill’s budget.  I mean, they come in a whole slew of sizes and you can mix and match everything from a standard frame to a collage to a matted picture to a shadow box.  Oh, and did I mention that they are totally affordable?!?!  What’s not to love?
RIBBA Frame IKEA 8x10" photo fits if used with the mat. The mat enhances the picture and makes framing easy.
I hung these using the very same tried and true process used in the massive basement stairway gallery.
photo 2 (9) photo 3 (6)
1. Trace your frames onto paper and cut out.
2. Use painters tape to move them around on the wall until you find the perfect layout.
3. Put your nail in the wall straight through the paper for each pic.  Pull of the paper and hang up your art!

I’ve got a few more projects up the proverbial sleeve… stay tuned!

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29 thoughts on “Ribba Love

  1. I think this is the best way to create a gallery wall. I used to arrange the frames on the floor, but your way is much better. I'm gonna try it next time. Good job, like the prints!

  2. oh amanda, i can't wait to see the big reveal! just from getting a peek at those curtains…it's all to die for!

    great job on that gallery wall…if i ever get my headboard done i plan on doing a gallery wall too.

    happy monday!

  3. Where did you purchase the bow tie print? I have found it on the net but can't find how to purchase it.

  4. Love it! Can't wait to see the whole room! Out of curiosity…did you use the buffalo check fabric from IKEA for the curtains? I just bought 11 yards to make curtains for my living room! :)

  5. I want to make curtains for my family room. I saw you used the rings to hang yours, do you do anything to the tops? Do you have pleats or just straight across?
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  6. Hey–I have all boys and a colonial (in Georgia), too :). Love the gallery wall…I wimped out and used the Ribba picture ledges for the one in my den, but I'm going to have to do a real one sooner or later!

  7. It looks fantastic. After seeing your Old Try prints, I had to order the "Yes Ma'am" one for our boys. What size Ribba did you buy for that one? I'm going to IKEA next week. YAY!!

  8. I can't wait to see the entire room!
    You have given me so many great ideas for our playroom, thank you for sharing! :)

  9. I feel like a bit of an idiot after seeing your method of using the cut-outs. That is way easier than laying them out on the floor, like I did! It looks great and I love the curtains!

  10. It looks great, and thanks for the tutorial. I have to know: WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE CURTAINS? Sorry to yell, but they are so perfect, I can't help but be excited. I'm visiting from Savvy Southern Style.

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