Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Hanging without the heartache - WOYWW

... pictures, that is!!

I had four pretty nautical prints of Tenby that I wanted to put in Mum's shower room

but the frames were dated and a bit naff.

I gave them a first coat of white emulsion and, when dry, a second coat of 'soft stone' by Dulux. It took just one match pot - £1!! Then, to protect the finish, a coat of PVA adhesive and water (3:1)

The aim was to put them together, two above the others - but then slept on the problem of positioning them correctly. The one thing I didn't want was to sit on the loo looking at them out of line!  Brainwave - I cut four pieces of paper to size, numbering them and the pictures so they went up in the right order, and marked an X through the paper where the hanger should be.

Then I moved the papers around the wall (blu-tak) until happy. I wanted them central, but needed to avoid the light pull and making too many holes in the newly plastered wall!

After nailing the pins in and removing the papers, the pics went up

and I'm quite happy with the result (if you don't look too closely!)

Why not put your feet up with a cuppa, and pop over to Julia's - - to see what everyone else has been up to.

I've also posted over at for the first time, so why not visit across the pond, to see what's happening there, too?

Another link from the good old US of A -, so pop over and take a look see at all the goodies there.

Have a great week, wherever you are. Lots of love xx


  1. I think all your time and effort of working on these pictures and frames and positioning pieces of paper on the wall was well worth it because the finished result is fantastic.
    Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
    Hugs Ria #6

  2. well done you and what a great idea to use the newspaper to position them the frames look great and you would never know they only cost a few pounds to revamp your mum must be over the moon with the transformation .hope you have good week ahead crafty hugs Andrea#19

  3. Now why didn't I think of that? Such an easy solution to everybody's problem. You are a genius!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #50

  4. Thanks for the great idea! Those prints are lovely :)