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:
For the big one, we laid out how we thought smaller ones could fit into it. That’s about all the planning we had….
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.
After hanging them, then I decided which ones to paint blue, or yellow, or leave as is. Then I took those down and outside and sprayed a couple coats of spraypaint on them.
Then Trevor had to take over in the evening. He got out the big ladder, hung all the frames we couldn’t get to – his way involved measuring and doing math – funny to me since earlier we didn’t even get out a level, but his way got the big one up and centered perfectly.
I really love my fram wall – - here’s a view looking down my stairs from top level:
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?!?!
so, do any of you have a frame wall?? I know they’re all the rage, and maybe I’m the last person to do one, so I know some of you out there have done them….. or maybe this is the inspiration you needed – - you can do this!!