I have been working on changing my hallway decor this weekend. I painted over the blue and white. My boys and my mom were sad to see it go even though I reminded them it would make a re-appearance in the downstairs. I painted it and tan color called Almond. I actually took Krylon's Almond spray paint and had it color matched at Home Depot. I did that because my pantry that is in the hall is painted that color.
This is the first of three projects I did in the hall. There are three walls that are big enough to have decorations. This one is hard to put things on because of the dang thermostat.
Remember those pictures I took while up the canyon with my family? Well, here they are!!! I mounted them to blocks of wood that were all different thicknesses. I used scrap wood from my garage. Some was plywood, some were old fence posts, and some were old shelving.
*Wood of varying thichkness
*Decopage or Mod Podge
It is so hard to tell how it really looks in these pictures. But since they are all on wood that are all different thicknesses they all stick out from the wall differently. It really is a cool effect in person.
I have never really decoupaged anything. (GASP!) I know. Shocking. Everyone in blogland has I am sure. So it was just a matter of time before I tried it, right?
I used this Decoupage from Deco Art. I had so much fun I might just have to come up with another project to use this stuff :)
The thicker, heavier pictures got these saw tooth picture hanger nailed to the back.
And the smaller ones I just used putty. They were so lightweight that I didn't think it warranted a picture hanger. I LOVE this stuff!
Picture hanging tip: I use small pieces of it on the bottom corners of all my picture frames to keep them straight.
Before anyone kindly points it out, I know that some of these are not level. I hurried and took pictures because my camera battery was dying. I uploaded them to edit them and noticed right away. I tried to take new ones but the battery was dead.
I usually live with an arrangement for awhile anyway and tweak it here and there. I may even add one more picture. Who knows :)
I am hoping to get the rest of my nature inspired projects done this week so I can show you the whole hallway.
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