Sunday, January 27, 2013
A couple cans of spray paint, a few frames, a bunch of letter "C"s...and I'm really happy with how my "monogram wall" turned out!
(Our living room is SO DARK! If anyone has ideas for task lighting, I'm open to suggestions. Still figuring out the best way to brighten up the room.)
I decided to do this project on a whim, to occupy myself while Jonathan was out of town. I hit up a couple thrift stores, and paid between .69 cents and 3.50 each for a variety of frames; most of them were .99 cents. The letters came from Hobby Lobby and Michaels. Here's what they looked like before I spray painted them:
After painting the frames and letters, I taped off an area of the wall where I wanted them to go:
Then I made a tape rectangle that same size on the floor, and arranged my frames/letters inside:
Next I made templates of each of the frames (I just used some old wrapping paper; anything will work), and taped the templates up on the wall with painters tape:
The templates just helped me ensure I was spacing things out correctly and was happy with how it looked before I started actually driving the nails. When it was time to begin hanging the frames, I used a technique I saw online here
. Check out the link for an explanation; it worked great!
So now the only remaining issue is that the living room feels heavily weighted to the left. I kinda feel like I'm tipping over when I think about it too much. Ha! Just need to figure out another project for the right side of the room....stay tuned.
The Cash Clan had this to say:
I really like it!! A friend of mine has a really neat thing in her livingroom: she found this beautiful old antique door with glass in it and used it essentially as a gigantic photo frame, arranging some of their favorite family photos behind the glass. It reminded me of you...
- January 29, 2013 at 10:59 AM
Between You and Me had this to say:
I LOVE it friend...it looks fabulous!!
I can't wait to see what you end up adding over in the corner behind the chair!
- January 31, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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