YHL and Katie teamed up with Emily from Sparkle Meets Pop, and Renee from Red Bird Blue for this challenge, so be sure to go see what fantastic things they've all dreamed up.
Me? Finally got around to a project that's been waiting in the wings for
Unfortunately, the link no longer works, so I'm not sure who to give credit to. But isn't it kind of darling? Well, I like it. Convincing Anthony was a slightly different matter, but a man's mind isn't cut out to accept empty frames hanging on the wall. I suppose the same could be said for a lot of women. Maybe I only love it because I'm scared of art...it makes me feel incompetent. We have strayed.
So, I collected garage sale and thrift store frames and mirrors for quite a while, then spread them out on my garage floor and gave them the ol' flat white spray paint treatment. And then left them there for so long that I had collected more frames and had to re-do the ones I'd already done. I'm really on top of things. This was a project that made Anthony sigh a lot.
I believe I can pinpoint the problem, though. Fear of hanging all these frames. Ugh. Only a crazy person would enjoy it.
So here's where we started. This is the lovely sight that would have met you when we first moved in. It's very...yellow.
There's no mind-blowing tutorial for this process. I envisioned laying everything out and measuring and coming up with a fantastic way to space everything...instead I started slapping things up on the wall. I started with the bigger mirrors, then filled everything else in.
Here is the one in-progress shot I took. Anthony (though not totally excited about the whole thing) very kindly hung most everything while I stood back and said, "A little to the left, dear!" He's a keeper.
So here's the final result! Finally...something on my wall. And I think Anthony has come around a bit. He said "I love it", although I'm not sure that love quite reached his eyes...
Aaaand one more. Can't stop the picture taking.
I'm super happy with it. How have YOU filled up a giant wall? With actual art? I'm impressed. And intimidated.
P.S. If you're interested in Bertrand the Giraffe, I shared his story here.