We've been waiting to hang anything on walls until paint dries and until we know for sure which decor we want in which rooms. Katrina first laid out all of our options for frames and artwork and started arranging it into themes (color, travel items, food references, etc.) After having piles of art in various rooms around the house for at least a month, we finally felt ready to begin the hanging stage. So lately this conversation has become quite common:
Katrina, "Will you hang xx, xx, and xx in xx room?"
Mike, "Mark exactly where you want it and I'll hang it."
So far pencil marks have worked, but yesterday Katrina remembered seeing an efficient system. Instead of having me hold stuff up on the wall or hang it only to find it doesn't look right, Katrina cut paper to the size of some shadow boxes we were about to hang. The paper on the wall looked like this:
It made it super easy to hang things in the right place the first time. Here's with the shadow boxes:
And in case you're curious, here's what we put in the shadow boxes - Izzy bottle caps (not sure if we love the design or flavors better), a perfectly colored card we received (for a wedding shower), and some canning lids. The big one isn't filled yet. It'll be a shout out to all the work done on the house - we'll reveal that when we're finished!