Saturday, April 18, 2009

Easy Wall Art

I've been wanting to change my wall art on one of the walls in my living room. I found a metal star and a wooden sign that says "home" on sale for 50% off at Hobby Lobby, but I wanted to add something to it.

I found some mismatched old frames I had put up in a closet and I used my handy dandy can of black spray paint to make them all match. then I printed some pictures of the kids in a sepia tone and backed them with scrapbook paper. I think they turned out really cute.

When I am trying to decide how to arrange pictures on the wall, I arrange them on the floor first. That way I can see how they'll look and I won't put extra nail holes in the wall. Here is everything laid out on the floor, and in the final arrangement on the wall.



12 comments:

All things bright and beautiful... said...

You are very talented - it looks beautiful.

Julie said...

I love the new look...Your home is so pretty! Have a good weekend..Julie

Erin said...

I do the exact same thing! It works really well.

Jessica said...

I love how you decorated your wall!

Joyce said...

love it! Looks fab on the wall too- great job :)

Rocksee said...

Very cute! My living room has a huge metal star in it. Sort of my anchor for decorating.. My star has been with me for a long time!

The Southern Housewife said...

OOOH! Love the way that came out!

momstheword said...

Oooh, I love this! So pretty. Awesome idea! I just found you on Twitter so am going to follow you!

Tikimama said...

Looks great! I do the same thing of laying them out on the floor, or I use another trick I learned and like - making templates of the frames out of paper (grocery bags, etc.), then taping those on the walls (blue tape, no marks) and rearranging as many times as you like. Then, just nail the nails straight through the paper, pull the paper down, and done!

Kelly said...

I always do that too! Looks great!

Charree said...

I really like your wall. I am never brave enough to try a grouping like that but I really like it. You did a great job!

Susan said...

I don't have the patience for that. I'm the nail it in anywhere kind of gal!;D