Have you ever had a project that seemed to take over the entire house? Have you had a project that dragged on and on and you thought you would never get it finished?
That’s how this project was. Saturday night, I did the big “Whew!” Finally finished this gallery, so now I can clean up my project supplies and get on with life!
Do you remember the framed engineer’s drawing (done by HH’s dad) that I framed for HH’s brother in DIY Framing with Bookpage Mounting Corners? I hinted that I would be framing more of them using PAM’s (Painter Artist Mom) antique frames she gave me recently.
The frames are all different, and there was only one that needed a little tweaking. The upper right-hand corner frame was a shiny gold.
After framing, I put a little of the blue chalk paint substitute onto a brush, then swiped it through some black craft paint, and lightly brushed the frame surface until I knocked most of the gold shiny out of view.
As you can see, I didn’t get real perfect with it. That’s the beauty of chalk paint these days.
Imperfection Impressionistic is in style!
It matches more closely the tone of the other frames now. I didn’t want any of them to stand out above the others, so I was going for a more balanced look.
With all different frames, I wanted to unify the look with the blue color and the similar art work inside them. It’s amazing how filling up a wall can change the entire feel of a room.
Spunky Daughter came home later Saturday night and excitedly exclaimed, “It’s so homey!”
She hit the nail on the head with that statement. After over six years of a big blank wall in the stairwell and not knowing exactly what to do with it, the gallery added warmth and a little color to the foyer. It is homey.
Stay tuned during this week to catch the details of framing cheap with a professional look. I’ll also share an easy way to hang a gallery of pictures and have them come out right in the end. Really. Easy. I promise.
Aren’t family memories precious? We are blessed to have these treasured drawings from HH’s dad. He was a real cut-up, and he would have had something funny to say about having his chicken scratch hanging on our wall. Framed and everything, like art.
He wouldn’t understand that, to us, it is art. The best kind of all. The kind that holds memories of a special person that impacted our family so greatly.
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