I wanted to keep it inexpensive but not skimp on size. A collection of images hung in a grid pattern did the trick!
The frames were $6 each at Michaels. I bought a Birds of the Wetlands book at a local discount store for $4. (Sidenote: loving the graphic quality of the flocks of birds!!) Any coffee table book should be full of images great for framing. So for around $40 I got six pieces of art, that combined take up a substantial amount of wall space. How great would it be to double the amount of frames and hang this over a sofa?! The book has so many more beautiful images I didn't use. Huge impact for under $100!
Now for the tedious task of getting them from this...
I tried a new method for hanging a grid collection.
Basically I laid out the grouping of frames the way I wanted them to look on the wall (only image side face down on the ground).
Then I laid a piece of clear plastic larger than the collection over the grouping and traced the frames and marked where nails needed to be placed based on hook location.
Then I hung the plastic on the wall and hammered in nails where the marks suggested.
That being said, this method wasn't perfect. I think part of this is to blame on the fact that the plastic I used was crinkly. If you use a fresh piece of wax paper I think you'd get better results. Since this method wasn't perfect, I used one of my favorite apps for some additional help. Have you guys heard of the GyroLeveler? I don't even carry a leveler with me anymore. This free app works so well I was even able to use it when I installed subway tile in the half bath.
Even prettier when you get a double dose reflected in the mirror!