Monday, 30 May 2011
Our hall has no character, and is just a place for us to walk from one end of the house to the other. But oddly it turns two corners, when walking from the living areas to the bedrooms you walk towards our master bedroom (that has double doors - with only one ever being open)
I decided I had heaps of mismatched wooden frames that had photos in them that I really didn't like. These were sitting on our entertainment cabinet for all the world to see, and I hated them. So I decided to add a few more from the Salvo's store, (which were half price so the most I paid for the frames was $4.00)
and spray painted them all the same colour
While they were drying I stuck some newspaper together to get an idea for the size of my layout, and hung it on the wall with blu-tac.
And I could see that this just might look good.
I found some photos of family that I loved, did a bit of editing (just with microsoft office - nothing fancy) and cropped, resized and made all the pictures black and white. I then cut out printer paper to the size of the frames and stuck the photos to the paper (again no fancy matt boards). I then layed the frames on the newspaper to check for placement
Once I was happy with the placement of the frames, I drew around the edge of each frame, and marked where the hooks should go on the paper. I then labelled the frame with the corresponding outline so that I could remember which frame went where. (I have had two children so can be a little ditsy sometimes)
I hung the newspaper back up on the wall, hammered in my nails, placed the frames on the appropriate outline, and took down the newspaper.
Whats better, everytime I walk past it (which is about hundred million times - before breackfast) I smile. Some of these people are no longer with us, and the photos bring back great memories.
but at least I still have them :-)