Back when we visited our friends in North Carolina I got some vintage frames to add some artwork to this odd Hallway we have.
I added some existing old frames I have to them just by giving them some funky paint jobs and decided I would hang them (mostly) empty like at our old house.
I’m not really sure why anyone needs this many frames but they sure do make me happy
I added decorative metal sheeting to a few of them to match the awesome barn door my father made for us. I’m going to paint the hall side of the frame of the door to match the frames next week.
Some of the frames with the sheeting required silicon caulk to secure the metal but that was a super quick job.
Some of the frames also got some map cutouts in them of places we’ve lived or been.
Lastly I repainted this big collage that has photos of Mr. Smith’s late mother. We had it set up at her celebration of life.
In order to match it to the rest of the installation I just removed a few of the pictures and used a paper similar to our wall color to give the impression of empty frames and did a couple maps and a couple metal inserts as well.
The hardest part of the whole process was the hanging bit.
Oh there is that barn door I was talking about.
Of course I had help, including help from the cat
But eventually it was done
And not too shabby if I do say so myself, you can see the barn door peeking out again here.
Hopefully Mr. Smith likes it when he finally gets back from his business trip
I even snuck our little silhouettes in.
It was a relatively easy job to create a high impact space