I pulled out our big roll of butcher paper and arranged the frames just as I planned out. I used the top of the paper as a guide to keep things level.
And then I traced away--which is kindergarten-simple, but also the most important part of this task so I took my time and made sure my lines weren't going caddywompus on me. Straight. Clean. Level lines. That's what we're going for. After that, I measured where the hangers were on each frame and put an x in that exact spot....which would be hard to mimic with crazy, inaccurate lines, huh?
I knew that the frames on the paper were level, so when I taped the butcher paper up on the wall, all I had to do was make sure the paper was level and lined up with the outline of the crib.
I drove screws right through the X's on my paper and into the wall. And ripped off the paper.
And held my breath as I hung the frames. Perfecto!
Even though I left a solid 2 feet of space between the top of Greta's crib and the bottom of the lowest frame, I didn't want to take any chances of her ripping one of the frames off the wall and it shattering on her. I can't even think about it. So, I took an extra safety precaution and attached industrial strength velcro to the corners of all four frames on the bottom row.
Immovable---and then I patted myself on the back.