We finally got around to hanging up our new kitchen art last week and I have to say… I’m kind of obsessed. I get a cheesy grin on my face every time I walk in the kitchen and see our little T-Rex diagram amongst our other butcher diagrams.
Picking these four was such a hard decision and I’ll admit to being a little disappointed in the end that we didn’t snag one for a chicken. But our little T-Rex fits right in.
In case you’re wondering, the paint color on the walls is BEHR Lemon Balm in semi-gloss (ignore the instagram effect in the first picture that makes it look neon green).
As for the pictures, it was difficult to arrange them because we wanted them centered over our kitchen island, but it’s not finished yet. So I had to use painter’s tap to mark the height and width of the island and use my imagination to fill in the rest.
Normally I like to use a real picture hanger (they’re cheaper afterall), but we ARE in a rental, so I try and keep the nail holes to a minimum if possible. Yes, this logic is completely defeated by the fact that we basically took a sledgehammer to the bathroom earlier this fall. Hrmmm….
I decided to use 3M picture hangers, so I wasn’t able to use any of the cool tricks you find on Pinterest about how to hang an arrangement all level and lined up perfectly. Instead I measured, re-measured, marked a corner, and measured again. Then I used a level balanced on the top of the frame to guide the frame into place. It worked out well, but it certainly took some time and patience.
Now all we need is that island. 🙂
Where’d we get the goods? Artwork came from The Word Shop for $16 each. They offer a buy 3, get 1 free deal. Frames were picked up for $15 each at Walmart.