Friday, May 28, 2010

Project Day: Vintage Floral Wall








It's no secret I love florals. And it's no secret I like to collect vintage floral paintings and prints. It doesn't matter what sort. So I decided to decorate my spare bedroom wall with some of them this week.
  • The secret to this is to use different sized prints. If the frames don't match that's even better! Most of my pieces were picked up for a few dollars each at thrift stores.
  • Trace around each frame on a piece of paper and stick the paper on the walls so you can arrange them how you would like.
  • Whilst the paper is still up, nail your hook in [ this will make sure they all line up and are centered].
  • Remove the paper from the walls and hang your pictures up.
This method of hanging is so easy to do and bypasses the need for any measuring with tapes and the like. I can't stand all that.
Boy what a week. Next week I can share some of my exciting news with you so please stay tuned! Meanwhile enjoy your weekend. Simone xx
don't forget my Coastal Living Giveaway

56 comments:

  1. Wonderful and they are all so lovely it is too hard to pic a favourite so you can enjoy them all xx Katherine

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  2. That is a fantastic idea for hanging photos, sounds like it would make things SO easy!! I'll be moving shortly I hope, and this will help me alot, thx!

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  3. Thanks for posting that tip - I always have trouble getting my pictures exactly where I want them - never thought of using paper!

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  4. So smart!...

    I would love to see a chair rail height of floral flour sack prints plastered to the wall, as one long, wall to wall, running head board.

    Cheers!

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  5. Oh so pretty i love your darling flower prints and the bedspread is heavenly!
    hugs,
    olivia

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  6. love it ~ I totally love florals too. I really like your style....it's just happy & colorful & full of life :)

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  7. what an adorable room and thanks for the decorating advice....i love florals but always feel that they're too girly to be around my hubby....but i think he would love this room !

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  8. beautiful and great wall placement.

    happy weekend!

    xo
    elyse

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  9. Fabulous!!! I really loved it! I kinda wanted to do something like that above my couch in the living room. Thanks, those images are very inspiring!

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  10. The last image is my fave....The picture wall definitely changes that whole space xx

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  11. Neat idea--putting up the paper where you want
    to hang the picture. Hope to see you soon.

    Melinda

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  12. I love your vintage florals..and the roses in your sweet bedcover. Have a great weekend sweet one. xoxoxo

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  13. Beautiful Simone
    Just catching up with your blog this week.. and must say I love this crafty idea.. . and love mismatched vintage frames grouped like you have here..

    Speaking of floral... that 1st image in your last post is FABULOUS... just love it.. and love the dresses hung on the wall... always makes a lovely statement.... I'm off to enter your giveaway... ps my roses giveaway is open till tomorrow if you're interested... Have a lovely weekend..

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  14. Simone, your flower art wall is just gorgeous!! I love all of the fabulous flowers, and the mismatched frames look fabulous! Enjoy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

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  15. It looks great. It certainly finishes the space.
    I never find any decent pictures at my op shops and even the ugly, faded prints are vastly overpriced.

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  16. These look great! They way you hang them is great too. I hang exhibitions for my job and mostly I just do it by eye (I've hung a couple of hundred exhibitions!) but for a display like yours that's so ingenious!
    :) Sarah

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  17. Looks fabulous! And thanks for the tip on creating a display like that. That will come in handy. :)

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  18. I had visions of creating something similar in my home but it didn't look right. In your home, these vintage florals look amazing. So beautiful, Simone! Have a lovely weekend x

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  19. Hi Simone,
    I love your vintage/floral styling.
    I would like to win the Costal Living mag to draw inspiration for a mid winter get away.
    Sharon

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  20. I too love florals and vintage! Your spare room is looking gorgeous!! Great projrct idea xoxo

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  21. Love your new display Simone - it looks fabulous!! Have a great weekend x

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  22. I picked up a lovely Daisy painting at the op shop during the week so it was great to read this post and see what you had done with yours. The room looks lovely.

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  23. What a beautiful room for your guests to stay in, it's so welcoming.

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  24. Gee Simone...were we separated at birth or something..... (lol) Im working on a florals bedroom wall collection as I write. The latest find is still in the boot of the Car. A very pretty Vernon Ward print with a great shadow frame.
    I love the look too!
    Hope its a wonderful weekend
    Irene x

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  25. Ahhh... ok...So thats how its done, I hate the measuring part too im way too impatient and I never really get it quiet right. This looks fantastic I love it.xx

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  26. Thats a beautiful display, and I envy you your pretty bedspread.

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  27. Hi Simone, thankyou so much for visiting my blog and for your comment, I hope you come back sometime! The tips were great; I will show them to my husband, I need to get him to do some drilling for me to hang all my pics!!
    Have a beautiful weekend!
    laura, my summerhouse

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  28. Great tip, Simone. I love, love, love florals too. The more the better. Enjoy your weekend. xx

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  29. I love this method for hanging an art wall. It's so much easier. I love your collection of pillows by the way!

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  30. Super idea!! Thanks. Have a fantastic weekend!

    Solrosa

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  31. What a great tip! And those floral paintings are awesome!

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  32. I don't like things to match perfectly -- so your little display is a nice eclectic mix that is tied together because of the flower theme. Love the pillows on the bed too. Have a fabulous Friday and a great weekend. :) Tammy

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  33. lovely look as always!
    have a great weekend!
    xo, tiina

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  34. this is such a great deco! cute :)

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  35. What a great tip. I've had a wall in my family room that I've been going to put up several different size frames of photos and just wasn't sure how to make it work. Thanks you, this will be my next project.

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  36. hola simonne!!!!! how beautifull that wall!!!! l love all that frames with the vintage flowers!!!!have a beautifulll weekend!!!!!!muchos besos!!!!!!!!!

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  37. Simone what a great way to work out where you want to hang your pictures, right down to putting in the nails. They look so pretty.
    Great post finished with a teaser!!
    Have a great weekend
    Alison

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  38. So sweet, cheerful and FUN!! Love it all to bits!!

    Love your blog!

    Love from the NJ shore!
    xoxo Jenny Holiday

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  39. Looks wonderful Simone! Thanks for the easy tip.

    Have a beachy weekend!

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
    "Celebrating the Coastal Lifestyle"

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  40. Great idea Simone!
    The bedrooms looks very pretty!

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  41. I really love all the colour through your house, so pretty and fresh! I'm having a giveaway over at my blog, do pop over for a look :0)
    alicia

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  42. Dear Simone, love the pretty pictures. Just divine as usual. Love your new look blog by the way... I'm finally getting my inspiration back for the year so stop by my blog when you have a moment. Thanks for your energy! Kindest, Px

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  43. What a great tip for hanging pictures! I love that quilt; it's gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Jennifer:)

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  44. love your room!!
    thx for the tip about hanging your pictures......and here I was waiting for the hubby to hold the pic while I say up or down!!!......lol
    just wanna add I love your wee carvan!!

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  45. i love you diys so much.
    youre so creative.
    this is amazing.<3

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  46. Hi Simone!
    That is a fantastic idea for hanging photos!!!
    Marce :)

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  47. great ideas for hanging photos! thanks!

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