Tuesday, June 7

Hallway Paced with Pictures

The hallway of every man's life is paced with pictures...
Sean O'Casey


I love the gallery walls I see on other blogs, but let's face it...I am not patient enough to do it the way she does.  Or should I say, the way she pays other people to do it? : )  So, when I saw Natalie's way, I was sold!

I painted and distressed all my frames.  I also pulled a few other items from around the house (a metal star, trivet and plate with a vinyl butterfly).  Some of my frames were more like shadow boxes, so I decided to take advantage and created some little pieces of artwork to intersperse.  There are 4:  a silk butterfly, an arrangement of vintage buttons, some sheet music with 3 little hearts (one for Sweet Hubby, Miss A and I) and a note that says "Love you forever!" 

After laying everything out on the dining room table in some sort of order, I just started hanging things, one by one.  It makes me happy every time I walk down what used to be the bland hallway.  Next hallway project?  Get those dark-stained hollow core doors painted white and replace the light fixture!  (Our walls aren't yellow, they're more cafe-cream, but that's what the ugly light fixture does.  Sorry!)



Do you like how I hid the thermostat in the middle?  : )



My FAVORITE photo on the wall
 
I'm linking up to some great parties!

Before & After at Thrifty Decor Chick
Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog

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7 comments:

Kim said...

Your wall is so cheery now! I didn't even notice the thermostat on the wall until I read your comments. Lovely!

Anonymous said...

Nice and thanks!

R said...

LOVE the colors.

April@ Natural Nester said...

Thank you for the sweet comments!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

Love all your fun colors. Wow. I am loving your blog. So creative and so happy!!!
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April@ Natural Nester said...

Thank you La-Dee-da! I love all the fun colors in our home and I'm glad you enjoy them too! :)

La-Dee-da crafter said...

I featured this on my blog. It is Diva Thursday and you were crowned.
Come grab a button.
http://ladeedacreations.com/2011/06/diva-thursday-who-is-crowned-a-la-dee-da-diva-this-week/