Hallway of Family




 

Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade

After putting it off for way too long, I’m finally getting around to putting up family pictures in the long hallway on the main level.

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The hallway is a bit dim, and the picture rail is installed right at the ceiling, making a ladder necessary. That, and a crap ton of ribbon.

Nearly every wall in our house is still the original lathe and plaster. This necessitates either a very delicate maneuvering with screws and a drill or simply hanging the pictures from the picture rail. I have opted for the latter.

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I just placed an order with Snapfish for more prints, including this one, which I refer to as Shuck Gothic – because nothing says “I’m watching you” like a mother-in-law.

Shuck Gothic

Shuck Gothic

That sucker is going in the BIG frame.

It just speaks to me and makes me smile every time I see it.

I didn’t include this photo, but I think it really needs to be added on my next photo order:

The loneliness of dog.

The loneliness of dog.

Seriously, that look is just…so much Bella – her anxious, freaked out, high-strung, in dire need of doggie Xanax little self. She’s tight as a wound spring, nothing but muscle and whippy tail and softer than velvet to the touch. I love that dog so darned much!

I will fill the hallway on the main level up and then turn my sights on the upstairs hallway as well.

Attaching ribbon to picture frames is problematic at best, but I’ve got my best person on it. Dave, husband and fixer of all things difficult, the carrier of objects great and unwieldy – he’s kindly worked on these with me. I couldn’t do it without him.

Which reminds me. I need to order more one-inch grosgrain black ribbon.

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