... 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 - http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday-240.html - to see what everyone else has been up to.
I've also posted over at http://www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com/2014/01/treasure-hunt-thursday-138-highlights.html 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 - http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/under-100-link-party_15.html, so pop over and take a look see at all the goodies there.
Have a great week, wherever you are. Lots of love xx