Monday, 10 October 2011

Art display

You might remember this picture I showed, as part of my inspiration for the front room. 

It's creator is the very clever Sarah from A little of this, a little of that, she even has a great how-to!

My plan was to do something similar on the wall here, above the table. 

Sarah uses pine boards, but I'm incredibly cheap, so I used a couple of old boards, that were hiding out in the back shed. 

I  took the rusty nails out. Then I gave the timber a really quick sand; first with coarse, and then fine sandpaper. 

To give them some colour, I used Wood Gel in Wenge. It's super easy to use, you just squeeze some onto a cloth and rub it on in little circles!

I gave both bits of wood a couple of coats of clear finish, glued on six 'thirty-nine-cent' clips and used picture hanging strips to put them up on the wall. Then I only needed to add some drawings and paintings!

You're probably thinking it's too short for the wall, and it is, but there is a reason; I want to put a photo of the littlies on either side. Kind of like this, either printed on canvas, or just framed, I'm not sure yet!

I'm sure I will make up my mind eventually (Indecisive? Me? No way!) but for now, I'm happy to have something on the wall and show off some of this beautiful art work!!!

On a side note, we went shopping on the weekend!! We bought something that we have needed for a long time... A computer desk! 

How was your weekend? Get any shopping done?


  1. This is a really cute little project! It's David's birthday on Sunday and I bought his present on Monday - very excited about it as it's from the Conran shop and is a bit of a future design classic. Will post about it on Monday once he's opened it!

  2. Can't wait to check it out! :)