During the Summer months when it’s hot and humid here in Florida there are afternoons that we spend the majority of our time inside watching movies during the hottest parts of the day. It’s just too darn hot to even venture outside unless it’s early morning or late evenings. And I get itching for a change. So instead of going shopping, I move things around. It’s fun to come up with new displays and just by tweaking a few things and moving a chair from one room to the next everything is new again.
In the wintertime, I shared how to update mismatched frames. Although, I love how they turned out, the black was not vibing very well with my coastal blues of Spring and Summer. Every time I would walk by I would tell myself I needed to fix it.
Also, I have to admit something here…we have lived in this house for a year and a half and every time I think about hanging a picture I pause. It’s like a fear of making a mistake. But it’s really just a little hole that can be patched if needed. Right? I have never had this anxiety about hanging things before so this is new to me.
The first step is admitting you have a problem. Check. Okay, now to get over it! I woke up early this morning and took down this wall. I had these pictures up there with command hooks which were fine at the time, but changing out the pictures I decided to bring out the big guns a.k.a. the Hammer.
I wanted to bring the cool blue tones onto this wall. Just like every other Mother in the world, I love to snap pictures of my children. On my phone and my camera are hundreds of photos of sweet smiling faces dancing away in the blue water. They were just what that gray and black wall needed!
It didn’t take long until I had the pictures I wanted picked out. I sent them to Walgreens and had them developing. In the meantime, I arranged the frames and a couple of other recent purchases on the floor to make my design. I snapped a quick picture with my phone when I liked the arrangement. Then I added some other items to give the wall more depth and interest. I really wanted it not to be so symmetrical. Me and a tape measure and level are not the best of friends! LOL! One fear at a time here people!
The New and Improved Picture Wall
Once I picked up my pictures and had them all in their frames, I grabbed that hammer and started pounding away. It was almost therapeutic to put that first nail hole in the wall. There was no looking back now, I was going for it! And I am so glad I did too! The room looks more cohesive and it says “Summertime” now.
Next, I moved around some trays and changed around some candles and the entire room is now all refreshed up for August. I am now moving onto other rooms that have nothing on the walls and pictures leaning up in piles in corners. There is no stopping me now! Sometimes it’s taking the first step which seems to be the hardest. Ever notice that? It’s like going to the gym after a long hiatus. Once you get in there it’s not so bad, but lacing up those shoes is a booger! (Mom of a little boy here, folks!)
Next week you will find me at Home Depot buying spackle because I went crazy popping holes in my walls! LOL! I sure hope not! But now that this fear is behind me maybe I can finish off some of the rooms in my house. (It’s a never-ending struggle!)
Couch: Ikea Ektorp
Blanket: Pottery Barn
Ship Wheel: Houzz
Trays: Pier One, Homegoods
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