Monday, January 25, 2010

How DOES she do it?

This past fall, I repainted my guest room (sometimes referred to as "The Detox", but I won't tell you who calls it that.) It is a small room (8'x12' at the most), and I had painted it a very light green when I moved in ten years ago. Very light green can get very dirty and faded even in a room that gets limited use, so I took down all the pictures, moved out the furniture, and gave the room a sprucing up. When I started to rehang the pictures, I thought I would try something different with the big wall.

So yesterday, inspired by Martha Stewart and Sister K, I hung up eight of my photographs in matching frames. What I didn't realize was how difficult it was going to be to get all the photos to line up (both horizontally and vertically) in two rows of four. Even though I had a tape measure and two levels, it took me nearly two hours to get the wall right. (I really don't want to think about the number of small nail holes in the wall that are under these pictures.) But I really do love this final effect. It just wasn't as easy as Martha made it look; but really, when is it EVER as easy as Martha makes it look???

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