Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's how we hang.

Greetings, blog friends!

We've been busy around these parts, putting some finishing touches on our house before having guests over for breakfast yesterday morning. I've had some things I wanted to hang on the wall but needed to take some time to sort out how I wanted them to be displayed. I used this technique at our former house and it worked so well I used it again - thought I'd share it here for those who may be interested.
I used a large piece of paper {One of the perks of being me: my hubby is a painting contractor and has rolls and rolls of masking paper...} and arranged my frames and shelves on top of it on the floor.
I moved things around {...moved them around again...and again...} and when they landed in an order that I liked I traced around each piece with a marker.
Next, Doug helped me tape the paper to the wall and gave his opinion about how high the grouping should be. For the record, I won the final say.  :o}
Then we put nails in the wall - going right through the paper.
Pulled the paper off, slapped the frames and shelves up there, and we were done.
Hooray.
We like it.
 :o)

22 comments:

Robyn said...

That looks great!!! Come hang things for me, Deb! Especailly cute shelves! We just don't have the equipment to hang shelves. :( Hammer and nails just don't seem to cut it with those things.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Thanks, Robyn... Truth be told, Doug used anchors for the little shelves. :o)

Carrie Rosalind said...

LOVE this. So cool that you showed how you did it because I thought it was a genius idea when you did it in your last house.

PS: The lighting of these pictures is PERFECT.

Becky said...

What a brilliant idea! Will definitely be borrowing that one. Love how they all look - really great.

Karen said...

Oh Deb I adore how you have grouped your photos, pictures and shelves and know that I am definitely going to be doing something similar once my lounge is finished.

Ruth said...

That's a brilliant way of hanging a group of pictures and one that I shall have to remember.

scrappyjacky said...

What a great way of doing it,Deb....and the arrangement looks great.

Kirsti said...

This is fantastic and what a great tip...must remember that one....hope you are now fully recovered...

Love
Kirsti xxx

Alison said...

What a clever idea..it looks fab!
Alison xx

humel said...

I like it too! Now I want to collect together some pictures and little shelves so I can copy your idea...

debs14 said...

What a clever idea, and how lovely all those pictures and shelves look in place - brilliant!

Amy said...

We have a great wall where I'd love to do something just like this, and I LOVE your idea of making a template ... we are a lot slower in the painting stakes though - we need a professional for sure!

Joc said...

What a great idea! I love the way your wall finished up, it looks fab!

Beverly said...

and it looks fabulous!!!!

Karen said...

It looks great! We used the same technique when we did a photo wall at the top of our stairs. I think it's almost foolproof.

Mom said...

Stroke of genius! Make that "creative" genius! Very pretty, my darling daughter! Love you! xo

Sian said...

Very clever idea! I have a friend who is a graphic designer and she cuts pieces of paper to the size of her pictures and moves them about on the wall until she is happy - but I think I like this method even better

Amanda said...

What a brilliant idea and your grouping looks fab.

Cheri said...

So clever! I will have to file this one away for future reference. In fact, I think I'm going to go back and pin it!

JenCoen said...

Love this!! You should come over to my house next! hehe

Valerie said...

OMG you are SOOOOO talented!!! Can I hire you and Doug to redecorate my house??? You have done an amazing job!!!

Gail said...

Super idea! I'll definitely have to remember that one.

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