Wednesday, July 13, 2011


I am a hoarder! Not like a crazy as-seen-on-tv hoarder, I am a project hoarder! I store up all these great ideas from blogs and magazines and HGTV... I get caught up in dreams of fabulous crafts and DIY glory...I plot and plan and buy supplies...and.... well, that's the problem I don't ever seem to finish any of these projects, leaving me with lots and lots of supplies.  I have recently promised myself (and my very patient hubby) that I will not purchase supplies for another project until I have finished all most of the projects that are living in my craft closet. (Mind you this does not mean that I won't hoard ideas on Pinterest, which is not helping my problem by the way) I'm hoping to share some of my successes on this little blog if for no other reason than to motivate me to finish more stuff! That being said, here is the first one....

I have an embarisingly large number of photos that were purchased, but never framed and I have always wanted a family photo wall. I have always shyed away from it because frames are not cheap! However on a recent trip to the dollar store (LOVE that place!) the stars aligned and I stumbled across a bunch of great frames at even better prices. So I pulled out all of the pictures we have ordered and stored away and got to framing.

I layed the pictues out in the living room floor, moved them around until I was happy with the arrangement and then taped paper templates to the wall to serve as a hanging guide.

I used a stamp pad and a little ingenuity to mark where the nails should go. (OCD? Maybe... but I wanted to make sure the frames were placed 'just so')

Sorry for the craptastic picture - the circled area is the stamp left by the sawtooth on the back of the frame
A little help from Hubby....and Wah-La  
Ignore the blank's a project for another day
Love the results and feeling excited and motivated to tackle more projects!

I'm linking up to these parties (for the first time!)

Tip Junkie handmade projects


Six Sisters said...

So cute!! We would love for you to come share this at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" link party!

The Sisters @

Chef in Training said...

this is so cute! I love it! You did a great job! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

imklvr said...

That stamp idea to mark the place to nail is nothing short of brilliant!!! I'm going to remember that!

Camille said...

I want a gallery wall! Your looks great! And I am the same as you- I am a project hoarder!! :) Thanks for linking this up to our link party last week . . . we would love to have you stop by today and link up more of your great projects and posts at Strut Your Stuff Saturday!
Camille @