Saturday, March 10, 2012
Just popped a lovely batch of corn to accompany me in writing this post. Indiana Jones is on and a bit distracting down the Foyer hallway, and I keep looking in his direction because I can see half of the 50 incher from my computer desk. There are lots of action scenes, of course. But, I have some progress to report! (Rare around here these days!)
From where I am sitting, I see this, basically, only the TV is on.
And, here comes the ‘progress’ part, Niche #1 is coming along and looking a little different. Two weeks ago I started to plan a re-dec of the area, and have found this Niche difficult because my taste in decor does not include large curly pots of faux plants, which I frequently see in something like this. Could not imagine what else this spot’s intention would have been when constructed?
Here we started:
Here we are, progress:
Hope to be here, soon:
As you can see it’s coming along. The large background vase was delivered in two pieces and shipped back the same day. The hanging light is on hold due to the ceiling plate not being large enough to cover the hole we already have, and therefore, the company is trying to see if they have another size.
Focusing on the progress, rather, I can report the ‘hanging of the houses’ today. This was accomplished while I inadvertently skipped my daughter’s first soccer game of the season…oops! Let’s focus on the houses, shall we?
You are about to witness how I hang pictures, so prepare, because it’s not pretty and I am sure it’s not the easiest way to do things such as this. While Rory walks up to the wall and “Bang” pounds a nail and hangs the picture in two steps, I add about ten, steps that is. The whole process goes something like this:
1) Measure paper for area of wall and cut it out.
2) Lay frames a bunch of different ways until I like what I see.
I had about six other layouts, but you get the picture…ha ha!
3) Choose the best layout. Measure for placement, mark nail spot, and trace frame.
(A great way to mark the hanger do-hickey is to color it with a marker (Crayola washable kind) and then place the frame where you want it, inside your traced lines. Remove the frame and then get a dot of color which marks the nail placement. I didn’t do that this time. Probably because I was skipping steps to try to save time and pay attention to my kids, who, by the way, where busy doing this:
4) Tape paper to wall and put the nail on the spot marked, hang frame
5) Remove frames. Pull off paper, nails are in place.
6) Rehang frames. Done.
Now, obviously, hanging one picture is not this involved. But I was not home with any helpful hands at the time, well, any clean helpful hands. And, I wanted the pictures centered and even on the wall; very hard to hold a frame or two, a level, a hammer, and a pencil.
I chose the two house pictures only, instead of including our LINDQUIST 2012 print that I made a while back, because I felt it looked too cluttered. I am big on anti-clutter and preserving open space inside my house. I feel, that sometimes, we get too hung up on hanging stuff up and cluttering the walls which makes me feel claustrophobic. I have enough to think about during the day, my brain doesn’t need complex bombardment from my eyes being overstimulated. Huh? I like simple. Not too many things to look…just simple and obvious.
Anyway, I like my progress for today, too. That small task is a huge accomplishment around here for one day. The LINDQUIST print is going to be added down the hallway towards the door when I get my foyer console table. The plans look something like this, but are already swaying a bit:
Well, Indiana Jones is over and my bowl of popcorn is almost gone, which is my signal to turn off the computer for the night.
Images: Laura for Monkeysonmyback, Foyer Niche and Fabulous Foyer created on Polyvore.com