Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Wall of Frames
My project today! I have been thinking about creating a wall of picture frames! I knew exactly which wall I wanted to use. The empty wall in my dining room. I have boxes and boxes of frames from garage sales. I picked out 12 of my favorites of all different sizes. Then I arranged them on the floor and measured the entire collection.
6 ft wide x 3.5 ft tall.
I marked that area on the wall with painters tape and started hanging all the frames. (please ignore the white furniture, it's the top to my daughter's desk that I still need to finish painting. and yes we have an air hockey table in our dining room right now. We got it as a Christmas gift and it needs to make its way down to the play room.)
ACTUALLY after I hung up the frames I "had" to make a trip to HomeGoods and found this wonderful sign (for $6.99) with a very meaningful saying. I hung it up in place of one of the frames in the center.
I have always loved this saying!!
Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this project. Next I will fill the frames with my favorite photos. Probably print them all in black and white. And I would like to paint all the frames. Maybe all black? Or maybe print the photos in Sepia and paint the frames with a chocolate gloss paint. I would love to paint all the frames in white but our whole house is filled with dark brown trim. I think the bright white frames would stick right out. Hmmmmm..... maybe I will try it!
This was so fun to do today!
I paid 50 cents to 3 dollars for each of the frames!!
P.S. We need a table (and chairs) for our dining room. I have my eye on a table on Craigslist right now. And I found a delivery service that will charge $85 to deliver the table to me (about 25 miles). I love this! Because I do not have a truck. I cannot lift a table by myself. And I always have 2 little girls with me, which makes me nervous about taking them to a stranger's house.