I’m sure no one but me (not even my husband) remembers what it looked like before so here’s a refresher:
I first hung these pieces last summer, when I was whipping the living room into shape. I loved the layout, but always had the intention of adding more to it. It’s a great big wall, so those first six items looked a little lonely up there sometimes.
I specifically wanted to find a place for these two, the botanical print I picked up from this year’s antique festival in Clinton and an old photo of Danny’s mom as a little girl on a pony.
These frames are (as usual) pretty much the cheapest frames they sell at Hobby Lobby, picked up either during a half-off sale or with the weekly 40% off coupon. I also got a white matte cut for the botanical print since it was an odd size (only $8 at the Hob Lob).
I like how it’s feeling fuller and more collected. And there’s still room to grow as I find more fun stuff to frame. There are also a few items here that I wouldn’t mind replacing at some point. The travel photos could always be replaced with newer ones, and I have zero attachment to the little keys on the upper right side. I got it on clearance from Target months ago, and threw it up there to fill in the extra space.
BONUS FRAME ACTION! While I had out the hammer and nails, I also got some things up on the wall in our small hallway outside of the bathroom. I’m not totally sold on the arrangement yet, but I had been meaning to hang these Navy plaques up here for quite a while.
The octagon beveled mirror is kind of cool, especially because it was about $1 at the thrift store. Another thing I bought over a year ago that’s been laying around. I think I may paint the frame of it. The wood is a little dull. I’m thinking of maybe even using the dark teal paint from the bathroom walls to bring that color out into the hall in a subtle way.
A successful hour of picture hanging… it shall bring me satisfaction all week long.