Considering my normal lazy approach to DIY projects, I'm still rather surprised by the effort I put into this one. It must mean I wanted it to look seriously good.
In my last post I told you I had been buying frames at Goodwill, and like forever ago I bought these three Yellena James prints:
I finally got around to framing and hanging them! And I knew the perfect spot to display them. I combined these three with the one print of hers that I initially bought, and lined the four of them up against the short wall in my bedroom.
Since I don't own that chalk string device where you can snap a straight chalk line onto your wall, I had to be resourceful: I leveled my cat's string on the wall (hah!). You see, I wanted to line up the upper edge of each frame along that line.
Then I did the trick where you cut out newspaper to match each frame size:
And I indicated on the newspaper where the picture hanger hooks were for each frame, and nailed them to the wall accordingly:
You then yank down the newspaper and hang each respective frame in its place. Not perfectly aligned, but MUCH better than if I had just eye-balled it:
I also switched up this little nook in my bedroom by hanging that print to the lefthand side of the window and moving all my memoirs onto that built-in shelf going along the wall. I love the asymmetrical feel to this side of the bedroom.
And I love that I've finally got this art up on my wall!