With the big 'ole empty wall above my stairs
& the recent popularity of empty frames, this project was calling my name.
I've had my eye on them and I love how creative they can be.
I didn't want to go all one solid color.
I wanted to keep it vintage, yet modern.
I think I did it.
It's big and was begging for some creativity.
It took my a bit to collect the frames I wanted to use. I've kept my eye open for them.
You might notice some I'd found at recent garage sales.
- I chose a few to spray paint black.
- I wanted to keep the old hanging wires.
- I covered the wire with masking tape.
The chicken wire added dimension and I kept the hanging wire exposed
so I could do this: Add the vintage "The Price Is Right" game cards.
So very cool.
To hang the shoe horses, The Cabinet Maker made holes in the back of each one.
Then put we hung them up. They are cool! They were $1.
The frames, he hung up with a nail gun - right into the wall.
They're not going anywhere for a while.
Since it's high up, we took our time measuring and leveling as we went.
The big metal key, I found at a church rummage sale for .25 cents.
The frames ranged in price from .50 cents to $6.99 each.
Total: about $25 for all.
This includes the fab vintage game cards. (I've got more...tease!)
Looking at my desk before and after: