framing projects

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned before how I have this weird fear of hanging things on walls. Not so much a fear, but I just get anxious about putting nails into walls.  It’s weird, I know, but I often wait a long time before hanging anything.  But Greg and I have been married for 5 months now, which means I’ve been moved into his house for 5 months, so it was time to get some things up on our bare walls!  I got a bunch of wedding pictures printed a few weeks ago and have been putting them into frames around the house.  But there are 2 corners in our house that each have a box of frames waiting to be filled and hung, along with other artwork from my old house that I haven’t been able to hang cause I can’t decide where to put it all.  So I decided to tackle those boxes this week, or at least make a dent in them.  Here’s what I’ve done…

 That “Boggs and Bubbles” is a magazine add for a Boggs liquor. Greg’s friend Aidan got it for Greg as a groomsmen gift.  I think it’s pretty cool, even if it is a liquor add.  
The projects I did this morning were to tackle our bare hallway.  Here’s the before (with the few items I already hung on Thursday).
I have had these bathroom prints for about a year, but I have different prints that I like better for my bathroom so I haven’t hung them. 
 But I also have these prints from my 2011 calendar which I love!  And I figured out if I cut the calendar portion off from the prints, they would fit right over the bathroom faucet prints.

 The faucet frames were in glass clip frames (I don’t think that’s what they are actually called, but it’s the best description I can come up with).  The backs of the frame have clips that hold the glass, print and backing together. You just lift up on them and they release.
So I cut the calendar portion off the bottom of 2 of the prints.
 I stuck the print into the mat right on top of the faucet prints.  Then I just put the frame back together.
 And of course, they went into the hallway!!

I did some more framing in the hallway, but I’ll blog about that next time.  It’s daylight savings tonight, and I have to work tomorrow.  YIKES!  So I’ve got to get to bed. It’s gonna be an eeeeeearly morning!