You may recall that I decided to hang some pictures in time for my Obama party. Well, three months on, and I've just banged in the final nail. I've documented the process below. Remember people, I am not a photographer - which is fairly obvious. I've done the best I could with my limited skills. I wanted to have one of those magazine-ready photos of my gallery wall, but in the end I had to admit defeat.
In case you're interested, here's where the pictures came from: 1. Vintage silk scarf from Pippin Jewellery 2, 7 & 8. Pippin Home (all from different visits) 3. Collage made from eBay photographs, gold and silver leaf 4. Picture from eBay (there is a much better photo here). 5. Photograph of my dad, now deceased, lounging around in a 1970s police station 6. Giclee tree print from Etsy seller Isoprint.
1. Draw round each picture on tracing paper or newspaper to have a template and arrange these on the wall.
2. Try and centre the top of the mid picture so it is at eye level.
3. Measure the spaces in between each picture so they are even.
4. I also lined up the top of the pictures so they weren't higher than the doorframe.In theory, this should work. But, to be honest, I mustn't be too talented with a tape measure as there are around five holes behind each of these pictures. One tip I have is to remember the wire hangs from the bottom of your hook. I made quite a few errors by banging in my hooks at the measured point, but not realising the picture would hang a little lower.
This is the tidiest this area has been for quite a while. What happened to everything? Well, I just shoved it out of the way to take this photo. Oops...
I'm expecting a house guest this evening, so I'm definitely making progress with this area by the end of the day. Even though it is a very sunny day outside...