Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hanging Pictures

Hello, Dear Ones!
I decided after a year to work a little more in my tiny little sitting room.

I hung pictures! Clap clap for me!

Now if you're a new follower, you may not have seen what this room used to look like.
Trust me, this picture looks better than it actually was in person.
We had a 1970s disco baby groovy hot tub in here and wallpaper to beat the band!
If you'd like to see the post on the redoing of this room you can go HERE.

I've been lazy and haven't done anything much in here for a year.
Now my snaps from here on are kinda boring because I was working with wax paper. 
So I went to PicMonkey and played with some frames so they would look a little bit spiffier!
Okie Dokie now then!
I saw this on Pinterest, last year, how to hang a wall full of pictures and knew I had to try it.
I picked nine of my favorite snaps from our Mediterranean cruise, last year,
printed them out, last year, and bought $5 frames on sale at Michaels, last year.
You see, I'm been planning this for some time. Since last year.
A year is long enough, wouldn't you say? :)

I pulled out long strips of wax paper that would be a little bit larger than my nine frames
and taped them together, last week! :)
Things are looking up for me!

I laid out all of my framed snaps the way I wanted them and spaced them out evenly using my ruler. 
Then I flipped them over and I had an epiphany!
Why didn't I just flip them over in the first place and then space them out! 
Me a dummy, last week! :(

Then I laid down my taped together strips of wax paper over the turned up epiphanied moment frames.

Just so you'll know, this isn't a blurry snap, you're just looking through wax paper! :)
I took a little felt marker and put a little dot at the hanger location where every nail would go.
It would have helped a whole lot if I were taller.
I had a hard time reaching some of the hanger spots and almost plopped down on top of all my frames,
more than one time!
Next step was to hang my felt marked wax paper template on the wall.
Sounds easy enough doesn't it?
Well, poop! It wasn't. 
Mr. Precious was not at home to help me.
The ceiling fan was going because it's so hot here 
and that wax paper was blowing like a kite in the March wind.
Lord have mercy!
Well, I turned off the fan and as sweat was pouring off my most gorgeous forehead,
I carried on and got this puppy taped up to the wall.
Yep, I had to climb the ladder too.

Whew! Now it was time to put in the little nails. 
I could have used picture hangers but these frames are really light so I'm safe!
So I poked a nail over each black dot and just ripped the wax paper off the wall.

Ta Dah!!
Here's my picture wall.
I would love to tell you this method worked perfectly but I just can't tell a lie.
No no Nannette!
I do think it was easier than just eyeballing it like I usually would have done.
I had to adjust about three frames but I think it's because I'm so short!
Yep, when I was making my little marks 
I think I wiggled some of the frames a bit trying to reach the hangers. 
So if you're taller than 5 feet, go for this, I'm sure it'll work well.

But for now I'm pleased with it. 
I think it was Pat from Backporch Musings who told me to hang black and white pictures here.
I do think that was a great idea because the colors would have competed with each other.
Do I need something under the pictures like a long table?
I could scoot Charlotte down (Charlotte is the little chest holding the TV) a little bit.

Well, a year's not too bad on tackling a few little things in my tiny little sitting room, is it?
I added Charlotte, the TV, a lamp and now the pictures.
Hope you liked my little demonstration today and I always love your comments.

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~  I miss hearing Johnny Mathis  :,(

Too Much, Too Little, Too Late

Guess it's over, call it a day
Sorry that it had to end this way
No reason to pretend
We knew it had to end some day, this way

Guess it's over, the kicks are gone
What’s the use of trying to hang on
Somewhere we lost the key
So little left for you and me
And it's clear to see

Too much, too little, too late to lie again with you
Too much, too little, too late to try again with you
We're in the middle of ending something that we knew was over
Ooh it was over
Too much, too little, too late to ever try again
Too much, too little, too late, let’s end it being friend
Too much, too little, too late, we knew it had to end
And it's over, it’s over

Guess it's over, the chips are down
Pity all our bridges tumbled down
Whatever chance we try
Let's face it why deny it's over, it’s over

Too much, too little, too late to ever try again
Too much, too little, too late, let’s end it being friends
Too much, too little, too late, we knew it had to end
And it's over, it’
s over
~ sung by Johnny Mathis and Denice Williams