Hey. I just wanted to give you a quick peek at one of the little tweaks/personal stamps we put on our home shortly after moving in. Because my husband DID NOT consult me when choosing the location of our alarm components, I wound up with (begin sarcasm) an Oh So Lovely! (end sarcasm) alarm keypad right in the middle of the only expanse of valuable wall space in my entryway. Therefore, I had to get a little creative…
So I decided to cover it with a frame.
(Please excuse the old photos. And excuse the lack of context in the photo. I’m currently redoing this area and I’m not ready for a big reveal just yet.)
It was pretty easy. I was able to do it myself, and I didn’t even measure out the exact placement of my frames, which I do not suggest as this might be obvious depending on the angle at which you look at the frames. I was just so sick of staring at this thing and wanted it done ASAP! That aside, I decided to put up 4 frames using an inexpensive ($3 maybe) pack of hinges from The Home Depot. I just screwed them right into the plaster wall.
The pictures are actually just pages from a vintage French botanical book I found online (not 100% certain of the source but they may be from VintagePrintable.com). I simply printed them off on a color printer and used them as a temporary solution. Ideally, I’d like to fill the frames with prints from The Paris Print Shop (formerly Little Brown Pen) on Etsy, but I honestly cannot decide on which color grouping I like the most – pink, green, orange, yellow, decisions, decisions.
I’m actually still considering whether or not I should add to this gallery or just leave the 4 frames as they are. I have gallery walls planned for other areas of my house but I really don’t want to be “that house” with a million gallery walls. It’s just not my style, though it’s cool if that’s what you’re into, or if you invented “the gallery wall”, or… whatever.
So, that’s all I got for you today.
What do you think? Should I add more frames to this wall? What prints would you choose from The Paris Print Shop?
NOTE: I’m not sure how this would work for covering a thermostat, considering they may have gauges or sensors that need to be fully exposed in order to obtain the accurate room temperature.
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