Well, I'm finally finished with 2 of the 3 projects I've been working on the past few weeks. I have one left that's kind of been a thorn in my side (an 8 ft. long shelf) that I hope to get put up this weekend. Then, it will be officially done too.
Since getting our living space painted it has been slow coming getting things back up on the walls and I still have ways to go. But, I did get some pictures up in our hallway. The frames in the picture above were all black and in our hallway before with different pictures in them. I decided to change it up a bit. I didn't really take pictures of the process, but I spray painted all the frames white and then sprayed a glossy sealer on them.
To create the layout for the gallery wall, I traced all the frames onto newspaper. Then I just put a piece of painters tape on all of them and started messing around putting them up on the wall, taking one off, replacing it...you get the idea. This made the gallery wall layout fairly easy. It didn't take me long to figure it out. Then, I measured the distance from the top of each frame to where it would actually be hanging from and then measured that exact distance on the newspaper cut out that corresponded with that frame and marked an x. Make sense? Then I put a nail through the x, ripped the newspaper off, and replaced it with the right frame. Done.
And yes, I know the thermostat is an eye sore on this otherwise cute little wall, but what can I do? I wanted to put another white frame around it to possibly make it blend in a little, but my husband thought that was tacky. Any thoughts??
And I decided to make this wall a family wall. So it will just have pictures of our nieces and nephew, and maybe our parents and siblings (although there's not enough frames for everyone at once - sorry guys:). And if you looked closely you can see that I still have a couple frames to fill. Anyway, when I was figuring the layout, there was one spot where I needed a small frame or something. I didn't really want to go buy something, so I used what I had at home to make this...
This took no time. I cut a piece of scrap wood (a 1x3 I think) to the right length ( I just guessed), painted one coat of white over it. Then I put "family" on there using this technique that I've used on my other wooden signs. I ran an ink pad over the edges to give it that distressed look, put a couple staples in the back with my staple gun, and tied a ribbon through. Done. I think it's cute and perfect for the wall with just our family:) Sweet!
Have a great weekend!
Outnumbered as in - the only girl living in a house full of boys! That's right. Wife of my husband of almost 7 years, mother of my 2 precious sons, and mother of our (also male) sweet Boston Terrier. I'm a stay-at-home mom or maybe what you'd call (the term I prefer) - Homemaker. Being the maker of our home is important to me. I certainly don't have the creative mind to inspire others with my ideas, but I do have the ambition to DO. I am a doer. I love DIY projects and I can follow instructions, so there's not much I won't try when it comes to making things for my home and boys while trying to be thrifty. To learn more about me and my fam, click here.
Before I started this particular blog of just my DIY projects, I was posting them on my family blog. To see those past projects click on the links below:) Otherwise check in the categories.
I Am Momma
Miss Mustard Seed
Thrifty Decor Chick
The Lettered Cottage
Beneath My Heart
Young House Love
House of Smiths
The Idea Room
Brown Paper Packages
Hammers and High Heels