Here in my rental home I have a very odd stairway. I will never buy a house that has a stairway like this. All my boys do is want to throw things down it. Up the stairs there is a half wall all the way around the staircase. So if you look over the wall it goes straight down two flights of stairs. My boys have started scaling this wall. They put themselves over the wall and then slide down it to the ground. Yes, leaving dirty feet marks all over it. So I decided the wall must be decorated so they can no longer do this. I have been loving the walls of frames you see everywhere you turn. So it's been about three months now that I took all of our frames and hung them up with command strips. I ordered a roll of cork board, received the cork board and put it in my craft room. You get the drift. That's what I am good at. Purchasing the supplies to make something, start it, and then never finish it. So I finished it this week.
Here is the before:
And here is the after:
I love it. And I just want to walk up and down my stairs all day now. My husband asked me if I was planning on hanging the Easter Bunny up with them. I didn't think it was very funny! I love the bright pastel colors. He better watch out or maybe I just will! This project was super simple. First I removed the glass and the back of each frame. Keep the back, discard the glass. Then cut the cork board to the back of the frame. I also mod podge the back of each piece of cork to the back of the frame to keep it from rolling, since it came to me rolled. Then I spray painted the frames and scratched them up with sand paper. Then put the cork and the back of the frame back together and hang up.
Have you joined the wall of frames craze yet? If you have link up in the comments I would love to check yours out!
Oh and just because I know someone will ask. Yes, I have a ton of corkboard left so stay tuned for more projects using that. I got my roll, which is very thick industrial corkboard made to last years here. And what are command strips? Um, the most awesome picture hanging devise ever! You can check them out here. And No, I am not affiliated with either company. Just love their stuff!