I finally framed the antique postcards I bought and, over the weekend, Hubby & I hung them up. Apologies to our neighbours, because we did so late in the evening. Both nights.
Some decorating math:
Stack of white floating frames
Postcards from early 1910s
Painfully empty stairway
|TOO MUCH naked wall, but the scale made even the largest canvas look mini.|
Less empty stairway
|We made sure the top postcard is centred on the light fixture and hung below it,
so the light doesn’t block the view from the top of the stairs.
|I love the subtle bits of deep turquoise (of course – my fav colour!)
It helps make the turquoise tile that came with the house make (some) sense.
|The white frames are simple enough not to compete
with my DIY card display board.
|It was Hubby’s idea to overlap the frames by the width of each frame.
Creates a nice, neat, graphic look.
I rarely do this, but here’s the cost breakdown:
- 8 antique postcards in total = $40, haggled from $50
- 7 white floating frames (from Chapter’s) = $118.57
- Hanging supplies we already had = $0
Total cost: $168.57
With less frustration than last time, we also used templates to space out where we wanted to hang the postcards. Normally Hubby holds the art while I ponder, but gallery walls preclude that type of distribution of labour. He was a sweetie, though, and cut out all the templates!