Friday, September 2, 2011
finally, some frames
So, all those hours of hunting for beautiful ways to hang frames has finally paid off. The biggest hindrance to date has actually been finding frames that I like. Nothing has grabbed my attention and the few that I've found that I really like were crazy expensive. Then I spotted the most gorgeous frames on a twitter post and just had to have them. They come from Country Road in the Waterfront and they are spectacular. I might have spent a little too much on them, but they were so worth it and I'll keep them forever.
Then I saw a great way of deciding how to hang frames on pinterest (see here) and off we went. It's super easy and save you the anxiety of having to drill holes before you're 100% sure about the arrangement. I first arranged the frames on our lounge carpet to get the basic layout and then all you do is cut brown paper into the sizes of each frame, mark where the hook is so you know where the nail need to go and then stick it to the wall with masking tape. This was great because I spent a whole afternoon moving them around to find just the right layout. And, TADA, here they are. We've got wedding pics in them, but the wonderful thing about this is you can change the photos when you want.
We also finally put up some of our other art and our house is not really starting to feel like a home. I also made a note board with an old frame, which I pained yellow, and some chalk board paint, and we finally put up our house number, so people can finally find us easily :)