Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday #7 - Family Picture Wall

I've been wanting to put up a gallery of pictures in our family room. I received these picture frames for Christmas. After several attempts at ordering the right sizes and ordering a few additional frames, we're ready to hang them!

I used the paper inside each frame to practice arrangements. I like things symmetrical . . . . this really bugs my husband.


This was my first arrangement:














Of course, he thought it was too symmetrical. I'm always willing to compromise. I tried again:














We're a little closer now. With a wonderful cooperative spirit on both our parts and a few tweaks . . . this is the finished product. Of course, if you've been following any of my "tackles" few things are ever 100% complete. I need to order pictures for the triple frame.


Guest Room Conversion Update

Before


Week 1


Week 2


Week 3


Week 4
No change this week in the room. However, I did order this bulletin board and these push pins from some great crafters at Etsy.

  • Obviously, clear out the room. Everything from computer pieces to bike parts. I am told all these various parts will eventually turn into a bicycle. I made a little progress clearing things out but still have some work to do.
Still clearing out . . .
  • Order window coverings. I ordered 3 of these from Target.
  • Order bedding. I ordered this organic duvet and pillows for the bed. I also order this blanket. I have a thing for pillows: I ordered this one in the sandlewood, this one in the khaki, this one in the ivory, and this organic one. Told you I had a thing for pillows. Can you tell I am going for a natural/neutral look with this room.
  • Order lamps. I decided to re-purpose lamps from another room so no need to order new ones. Never mind, I picked one up at Pier 1 for less than $30.
  • Install window treatments.Two out of Three hung ain't bad!
  • Buy comforter for duvet cover.
  • Buy mattress - Bob is doing this tomorrow
  • Come up with something for the walls. I found something I love - a little tribute to my husband. I figured if I won't let him have the real thing stored in here . . . .
Thanks to the 5 Minutes for Moms, Susan and Janice for hosting Tackle It Tuesday. Go and check out more Tackle It Tuesday participants.

Previous Tackle It Tuesday Posts:
Paperback Swap
Empty Shelves Syndrome
My Thoughts
Coat Closet


12 comments:

the160acrewoods said...

wow! you've got quite the tackle going on!!!

Karen Erickson said...

Everything looks fabulous! Love the picture wall, and I especially love that bulletin board you ordered from Etsy. I just discovered them. Where have I been? I've been missing out! LOL

Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Lynne said...

I'm the same way. I always want to do the collage wall, but I can't seem to get it the way I want it. I did finally do a small one above my computer, I'll show it in a future tackle because it's not done, I need a few more frames.

Heather said...

I like your choice of layout on the picture wall!

Amy said...

The pics look nice!

Your room has really cme along, too. The little bikes on the wall are great!

My tackle for today involves getting ready to open my own etsy shop, so I'm happy to hear that you shop there! :)

jjrm said...

I love this post. This is a project that we have on our to-do list. We need to hang pictures around our house. We have only lived here 5 years, I think it is about time...lol.

I LOVE your idea to take the paper from the frames to do the layout. I bet you could even use that to mark where the nail will go. Thank you so much for the great idea and inspiration.

We are THAT Family said...

Wow. I'm impressed. You're doing some major tackling. Makes me feel very guilty. Thanks. :)

April Decheine said...

Wow, you have been busy! I only am that crazy around the holidays, maybe Spring time too. My son is moving home for the summer so I see some major stuff to do! I am up here Still Fabulous

corrin said...

The pictures look great! You're so organized with arranging them. I usually just go to town with a hammer and nails!

Scrapping Servant said...

I like the idea of sticking the papers up on the wall before putting holes in it first. I have pics hung in my front room in a certain manner just to cover old holes! LOL!

Jana (sidetrack'd) said...

Your picture wall looks great. We need to do something similar in our hallway; maybe a tackle for weeks down the road??

Your guest room looks like it is coming along nicely. Isn't it amazing how long it can take to tackle something that seems so straight forward (that's how I feel about our nursery conversion)?

Thanks for stopping by Sidetrack'd. Hope to see you again sometime.

The Nester said...

I really like how you hung your grouping! When you use the same frames it makes it easier to hang them not so symetircal and still please us who like things in pairs!!