DIY: Mod Gallery wall

Kai Ethier shares step-by-step directions on exactly how to make this mid-century modern-inspired display. 

Watching the traditional 1958 film Indiscreet, I fell in like with the grid of frames with brilliantly colored mats as well as black as well as white sketches in Ingrid Bergman’s character’s London flat. I had a collection of black as well as white paintings to hang, so I chose to produce my own mid-century modern-inspired display. Here’s exactly how in four simple steps.


You’ll requirement frames with mats, sample pots of paint, a paintbrush, as well as a paint roller.

Step 1: select Frames as well as eliminate mats

Pick a number of ordinary black or white frames, eliminate the mats as well as set frames aside. You might utilize a wood-toned or colored frame, however I liked the contrast of the graphic black frame against the vibrant shade of the mat.

Step 2: pick paint Colors

I chosen a different bright color for every frame to ensure that 
the completed job would have a huge impact, however you might select a few colors that are variations on one shade — whatever works finest with your decor.

Step 3: paint mats

Give each mat a very first coat of paint with a little paintbrush. I utilized water-based interior paint that
 I had left over from one more project, however you might utilize exterior paint or acrylic craft paint, too.

While the paint is still wet, carefully review it with a little paint roller to even out the color as well as smooth any type of visible brushstrokes.
 let it dry, then apply at least one much more coat utilizing the exact same technique. (Some of my darker shades needed a third coat.) Repeat with a different paint color for every mat.

Step 4: Reassemble Frames

Once all mats have dried, location the mats as well as artwork in the frames as well as hang. I filled my frames with easy botanical silhouettes, however you might utilize line drawings or black as well as white pictures — anything with a easy subject in black as well as white.

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