We have lived in our home for almost a year and half, and I still have blank walls throughout. I had a collection of mirrors that would really help to lighten up our dark living room (or at least I hoped it would). Finding the way to group them and figuring out how to easily hang that grouping without making a hundred nail holes was the problem.
On Pinterest, I happened upon a pin featuring a post by Jennifer at Remember Wren with a detailed (and well photographed) description on how to do a layout for wall hangings which helped tremendously. Jen on TaterTots and Jello had a similar method as well. Hummmm, Jennifer and Jen, coincidence?
I laid the mirrors out on the floor, playing around with them until I had the perfect configuration.
Using Jennifer’s method (because I thought it would be easier to complete the layout on my table instead of on the wall), I traced the pictures onto paper. I then marked where the nails should be.
Next, I hung the paper on the wall using a level to make sure that it was straight. Then I inserted nails (or screws) in all the right places.
A closer look . . .
I’m sure you noticed that I did some re-arranging as well as a frame substitution (or maybe you didn’t, lol). I plan to switch out the contents of a few of the frames, but for now I thought it was good enough just to get them on the display.
And now a view of the entire wall.
After seeing the grouping on the wall, I think that I could probably have spaced everything further apart (maybe by using Jen’s method), but it’s not bad for a first try. Who knows, I may space them out later. At the least, I have room in the event that I decide to add more frames.
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord…” That’s always been one of my favorite scriptures, a measuring stick of sorts. Am I doing my best or am I doing only enough to get by. Or . . . am I comparing myself to others and doing just a bit more than they are to make myself look good? Hummm.
Okay, well that’s enough of that. Anyway, I have never considered myself to be greatly creative, but I certainly don’t have a problem
stealing borrowing ideas from others.
Recently I found a really great DIY pin on Pinterest. It was an amazing “coincidence” because I had just scored identical chairs that I had planned to re-do. I had been putting it off, but Crafty WI Mama did me a favor by giving me the confidence to really believe that I could actually do it.
Here is the before picture of my chairs. Notice how bad the seats were.
Now look at how great they look!
Ignore the horrible floors. That’s another project and a future post 🙂