What a weekend we just had. Is it weird that going back to the office today feels like a break after all the work we did this weekend? Ugh! But we did cross off a lot from our to-do list! Success. One of the first things I accomplished was taking the painting off the living room wall. It will find a new home somewhere else in the house later, but for now we had other plans for this wall.
For reference, it was this painting, which I love. Which is also off-centered from the cabinet below in this picture. Would you believe that I couldn't find one that was centered? I took this picture after we took down the Christmas tree, but I obviously didn't move the cabinet back over. You get the idea though.
I cleared everything out so that I had enough work space and didn't break anything.
I cut and taped together 8 squares of newspaper to figure out the perfect placement of our new frames on the wall. It took a lot of shifting once they were taped to the wall to find the perfect spot. You can tell from this picture that the top row it slightly different then the bottom. I decided to go with the bottom placement and shifted the top to align with it.
I also marked on the newspaper where the holes for the nails would go. After I checked everything with a level and a tape measure, I nailed all 16 nails in and prayed that they would all be level.
Thank goodness they were! I was so nervous after hanging the last one and stepping back to see. I think I held my breath.
It is kind of creepy that it is all the same couple just looking at us. Alan is sure that their eyes follow him around the room. The plan is to print out some black and white pictures and replace them. I didn't want to take them all back down after I had just gotten them all up. So the couple will stay until the new pictures are printed. Haha!
I got all of these frames at Michael's for 50% off and I had a coupon for an additional 20% my purchase including sale items! That made them $12 a frame, when they are normally $30. Also, they are the frames that come with the marker for people to sign the matte, like at a bridal shower. (Or a wedding, hence the picture of the couple on their wedding day.) I really wanted the bigger sized matte to smaller sized picture ratio. The frame is a 16x20, but the picture is an 8x10. Now if we can only decide which 8 pictures to put in our new frames. Who would have thought that would be more difficult then hanging the frames!