Well I first want to apologize for my delay at getting this up for you today, things have been a little crazy around here with Christmas approaching so quickly. Have you guys been enjoying the holiday? Today I took my kiddos to get their picture taken with Santa! What a crazy mess. These things never quite go the way we imagine them do they, they don't for me at least, never. Gavin was completely terrified and didn't want to go near Santa, which then made Audra start screaming. So in order to get them anywhere near Santa, mom had to get into the picture and they sat on my lap, while my 3 week old was the only one to sit on Santa's lap! Lovely how that works. Here's what we ended up with . . .
Pretty funny. This was the best picture of the 3. They look so happy don't they!?!
Anyways I hope you are all taking time to enjoy your families and some fun festivities this holiday season. Today I have a fun project that we have been working on in my girls' bedroom, its not quite finished yet, but I'm loving our progress so far.
It's a frame wall. I've been collecting frames for some time now and very slowly painting them (my husband was quite happy to have all this mess, finally being put to use). Once I had them all painted I laid out 2 different possible arrangements for the frames.
We decided on Option #1. So I didn't use any exact measurements to arrange the frames. I did measure the distance from one side of the entire frame wall to the other to make sure it would be centered and then measured the distance from the frame on the far right side of the frame wall to the right side of the map and then started by putting up the map. Do you remember this map from a while back? It was one of my thrifty finds several months ago, and the colors are perfect for the girls room. The map is very fragile and in 3 seperate pieces, so I used lots of teeny tiny nails to attach the map to the wall.
We then used some old barnwood molding to frame out the map. Then based on the picture I proceeded to hang the rest of the frames, including the hairbow/headband frame. And you will notice a small empty spot on the right side of the map that is to hang an “H”. I haven't found one that I liked yet, so once I find one, it will fill that hole. And then I still would like to fill a few of the frames. So I the frame wall is still slightly unfinished, but I was so excited to have it all up on the wall I had to share.
What do you think?