My walls are concrete. That is a problem when you want to hang up a picture. You can’t just quickly put in a little nail….. no you have to drill a screw in. Not so simple, and not so great if you change your mind about where you want it. That said, I have been forced to find some creative solutions to hang up my pictures. I started with this… It was in my house when we moved in. Don’t you just love the brown sky and matching brown ship? Gag.
I had no problem taking apart the frame and ripping out the painted fabric. I ironed the fabric I had chosen to replace it. It was a little too bold for me so I covered it with a sheer fabric to tone it down a bit. I trimmed the edges.I wrapped the fabric around the inside frame. Then I tightened the fabric and nailed it into place on the outside. A stapler would have been a lot easier and faster but Saul’s’ was buried somewhere in his truck and I didn’t want to waste time looking for it. I also added a string to hang photos on. Then I popped the inner frame back into the outer frame.The final touch was adding a bit of scrap doily that I hot glued to a little chalkboard that I had broken the frame of and was hoping to find a use for. So glad I saved it. Then I just shoved it into the corner. It was a really easy and quick project. I like that I can change the pictures easily when I want.. I just love being able to transform something so ugly into something beautiful!