Next, thanks to a tip from Young House Love I cut out newspaper the size of each of the frames/signs and taped them to the wall using painter's tape in the arrangement I'd already made up.
Then I nailed nails near the top-center or each piece of newspaper. This was the worst part because It seemed like every nail was going into a stud and I bent more nails beyond repair than not. Next I removed the paper and hung the pictures. Here's the final product.
And here's what it looks like with everything else in that particular corner of the living room.