I love my frame wall!!
(but I'm not sure Trevor does - here's his side of the story...)
The blessing/curse of browsing craft blogs - seeing fabulous ideas I know I need! I've seen frame walls for a while now, and knew it'd be perfect for the big blank wall leading up my stairs. Here's the view you get as you open the front door and gaze in as you stand in my entryway:
So, I really had no idea what I was doing, but I'll share that lack of knowledge because I need filler on my blog.....
I have had this frame wall in my mind for several months, so all through the summer garage sales, I've been collecting frames - they cost anywhere from $.25 to a couple dollars. The gigantic one painted yellow is seriously like 3 ft by 5 ft - I could probably lay down inside of it. Anyways, it was $10 (as I walked away from that garage sale, the dude was muttering how they paid $200+ to frame that picture, but hey, I was doing them a service by taking it off their hands, and they priced it, so whatever)
Then we marked the wall at the level we thought the kids drag their hands on it - not hard, just use the trail of dirt on the wall. We knew not to hang frames below that line:
We couldn't reach where the big one would go without getting out the mega-ladder, so we just taped up a piece of cardboard and kept on going....always invite tall people to come help when doing a project like this:
We just started hanging up which ones we thought would be best in whichever spot. No measuring, no level - just winging it.
Frame Wall Reactions - -
My 1st grader: um, so are you just going to leave it like that, nothing in them? It's kind of weird with nothing in them.
My 3rd grader: mom, this wall is so awesome - it's just like Hogwarts!!
Trevor: I didn't know we were doing this today... (which is true, I just sprung it on him)
I do plan on putting a letter "B" in that big blue frame on the right, so they won't be completely empty. I even bought the letter, I just can't decide what color it needs to be - thoughts on that?!?!