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As we find ourselves between projects, checking off a few smaller ones and daydreaming about the bigger ones, we’ve somehow found ourselves a week out from Thanksgiving. We have visits from friends on the agenda, we’re digging through dessert recipes to bring to our potluck-style Friendsgiving and we’ve even talked about trimming the tree this weekend. Aah, it’s holiday time! Let the Christmas music commence!

Another telltale sign that I’m embracing the season? More days are spent painting your pets than not – and we’ve found ourselves sifting through our own photos to squeeze in a custom CC order. (Patience, girl!, we say!) Although this year proved to be our fastest custom portrait sellout to date – a thousand times, thank you! – we wanted to stop in to remind you of our gift certificates and 2015 pre-orders!


If you’re on the gift giving hunt for personal, sweet and quirky, let’s go! To see which option fits you best, hop on over to The Pet Shop. As always, 10% of our sale proceeds are donated back into the pet rescue community; it’s always a win when we get to work with you, but better yet, it’s a win for our partners, too. XO.

PS… Speaking of pets, are you looking for a real, live puppy cameo (and who isn’t)? See our take on the guest room window shade over at Bali Blinds today! We’re on a Roman-style kick, and we’re loving it. Apparently, so do Jack and CC.

  • Elissa - November 18, 2014 - 8:44 AM

    Love the Pet Shop, but really just wanted to comment to say I’ve been thinking about Jack a lot since seeing your instagram post last week, and I really hope he is doing ok. Maybe that’s silly, that I’ve been worried about someone who I don’t really know at all (and their dog, nonetheless), but wishing you all well. xoReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 18, 2014 - 9:08 AM

      Elissa, not silly at all! You have no idea how much that means, thank you. There are still a lot of unknowns, and we haven’t felt comfortable sharing too much regarding his health – a little because it feels all so overwhelming, a little because we’re sad and a little because we just don’t know enough. BUT… he’s been getting extra, super spoiled rotten since that shot was posted!ReplyCancel

  • Meg - November 18, 2014 - 1:54 PM

    Hi Kim:) So fun to see my sweet Doog featured in your portrait collage today! Oh, and your house is amazeballs;) Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Kerri - November 18, 2014 - 4:02 PM

    Hey there, just wanted to let you know that the link in your PS statement isn’t working quite right!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 18, 2014 - 4:10 PM

      Ah, thanks, Kerri! All fixed.ReplyCancel


We’d been going back and forth on an additional furniture piece in the dining room for – oh? – months. Originally, we thought for sure we’d fill the wall between the kitchen and bathroom with something vintage. We’d surely stumble upon something at one of our summer flea adventures! When that didn’t happen, we turned to Craigslist, Chairish and Krrb, but everything was very, very MCM, and while we’re totally okay with that, we didn’t want another block of wood in our already wood-heavy room.

We’ve also been toying with kitchen renovation plans (more on that once we know more ourselves!), and a part of those plans included space for something “old” in there, which freed up our need to have something antique in the dining room, too! Oddly enough, it was a bit of a relief (sometimes we can be a bit hard on ourselves to upcycle), and our backup plan was always to go the fauxdenza route. And so, just as we have in the past, fauxdenza we did!


Our goals for the floating credenza were what you’d expect: extra storage is always a plus, freeing up kitchen cabinet space is even better, and having a landing zone for eats and drinks when friends are over is nice!

It had been a while since we last made a fauxdenza, and we were a little surprised that the price point felt a bit higher than it had in the past. We picked up our supplies from Ikea – two 24″ Akurum top cabinets and two 24″ Abstrakt doors in high gloss white – and our total (including soft close hinges and shelves) came to $300. In any case, for such clean design and high function (this guy is a workhorse for storage!), it felt worth it. But! On it’s own (and especially against our soft wall color), the unit lacks contrast and the top reveals exposed screws:


The last time, we picked up a slab of wood from a local lumber yard to conceal the less-than-attractive top and sides, but to save a little extra money this time, we decided to work with 15″ width project panels. We cut them down to size on our table saw (although a circular saw and a steady hand could also do the trick), and I used a combination of Jacobean and Weathered Oak wood stains to get a color we liked. Three coats of satin Polycrylic finished it up! Note: Because the top of the finished credenza is 13″ deep, specialty lumber, project panels or even plywood boards are your best bet.


We ran into a few challenges with our uneven drywall, but a few hidden notches in the wood allowed everything to match up nice, and we used wood screws from the inside of the cabinets to secure the wood in place. Our massive mirror finally found a home above, bouncing natural daylight around the room as it was always meant to do! At first we were a little worried that it might’ve been too tall for the space, but it’s growing on us.


We debated no door pulls at all to keep things sleek, which would mean you’d open the cabinets from the bottom to get a grip on the door. In the end, you can see we obviously nixed that idea, having picked up these bin pulls from Rejuvenation (during a 30% off sale, yes!), and OMG! It was love at first sight!


To be completely honest, we’re not 100% thrilled with how the project boards took the stain, but it’s not bad either. I guess I would say that it’s not what we expected? Despite my sanding, there were a few rough areas that wouldn’t even out, leaving a few questionable spotty areas. For lack of a better word, it sort of reads as somewhat farmhouse chic, which isn’t exactly the look we were going for – but really, we’re okay with it.

The fauxdenza is currently stashing extra vases, lesser used kitchen items (gravy boats and tea cups, anyone?) and cookbooks – and our peacock on top is the magical jar of puppy treats. Lining the wall to the left of the photo above is a mess of frames waiting to go up, and then maybe one day we’ll decide on a dining room rug.

This big, main room? It’s getting there! (Well, if only we could be content with the wall color. And the too-low end table. And!)

  • Jen - November 12, 2014 - 6:26 AM

    This is beautiful! What is the paint colour you used in this room?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 12, 2014 - 7:14 AM

      Thanks, Jen! It’s called Pensive Sky by Behr – although we’re not quite sold on it ourselves…ReplyCancel

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  • Jackie - November 12, 2014 - 8:53 AM

    LOVE IT! …and that peacock! So cute!ReplyCancel

  • susan - November 12, 2014 - 8:56 AM

    fauxdenza… love it! the dark wood frame really makes it stand out and the door pulls are perfect. that mirror is huge, but it mimics your tall windows and fits right in.
    another great project, thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - November 12, 2014 - 9:21 AM

    That last shot…looking soooo good! The mirror is glorious and no way is it to high!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 12, 2014 - 9:34 AM

      Awesome. Thanks for your input!ReplyCancel

  • jenn aka the picky girl - November 12, 2014 - 9:23 AM

    This looks awesome! But still, those dining room chairs…

    I’d be in heaven if ANY of the Craigslist or other options in my area had some MCM. Nope. Nada.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 12, 2014 - 9:34 AM

      Oh, man. Maybe we could swap some Craigslist listings, ha! These kids in Chicago are selling nothing BUT MCM.ReplyCancel

  • ten - November 12, 2014 - 9:33 AM

    Wow, those wood panels really add a lot to the plain white! Makes it feel more custom and pulls it in with the other wood elements of the room. Nicely done! :)ReplyCancel

  • Amy - November 12, 2014 - 9:34 AM

    Perhaps window treatments would help you like your wall color a bit more?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 12, 2014 - 9:39 AM

      The more we live with the color, the more it feels a little too cold. Perhaps Pensive Sky would’ve been better off in a bathroom or kitchen? I see cans of paint in our future… (now to find the time to do it!)ReplyCancel

      • Anna - November 14, 2014 - 3:25 AM

        Such a great project, absolutely love it – along with pretty much everything in your house. Your entry and stairs are to die for, for example. Can’t wait see what happens in the kitchen. But I’m with you on the paint color, same thing happened to me with what I thought was just a good solid white but turned out to be cool when it went on the walls. Drove me batty. I was so happy when I finally repainted so I suggest doing it sooner rather than later. Yeah, probably not what you wanted to hear! :)ReplyCancel

        • Kim - November 14, 2014 - 8:36 AM

          Thanks, Anna! And I know you’re right… ugh! But I think it’s more like, “not what Scott wanted to hear!” ;)ReplyCancel

  • emily @ go haus go - November 12, 2014 - 9:57 AM

    Your stamina on your home projects is absolutely amazing. And inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • jillian - November 12, 2014 - 10:03 AM

    loving this look! question for you (or other bloggers): what is the name of the flowers on your dining room table? and where can i buy them? i love them! thanks!!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 12, 2014 - 10:18 AM

      They’re called Craspedia, aka billy buttons or billy balls. You can buy them fresh from most flower shops (at least here in Chicago) OR buy them dried on Etsy. The ones in the photos are dried, and they last a long, long (LONG!) time.ReplyCancel

      • jillian - November 12, 2014 - 11:47 AM

        thanks, Kim!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - November 12, 2014 - 10:06 AM

    Looks great! I go back and forth on the mirror height, I think the only reason it might look too tall is that it’s taller than the closet door (closet door? pantry? can’t remember!) it’s next to. I wonder how it would look the long way? Either way, the wood frame really pulls it all together :)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 12, 2014 - 10:16 AM

      Thanks, Laura! Yeah, that was our thought too (it’s a bathroom door). If we put it horizontally, it’s longer than the fauxdenza, so that doesn’t work, unfortunately. But it’s been up for 2 days now, and I think it’s growing on us! If not, we can always change it up.ReplyCancel

  • Jane - November 12, 2014 - 12:16 PM

    I love how this looks! I also love the shallower depth of it.

    FYI – Every time I have tried the Jacobean stain, I have gotten disappointing and uneven results. Even when I used wood conditioner, etc. I think it’s the formulation of that one.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 12, 2014 - 12:21 PM

      Oh, weird and good to know! We’ve used it in the past with good results, so that’s what led us to believe it was the project boards. Something to keep in mind though.ReplyCancel

  • Elisa - November 12, 2014 - 12:47 PM

    Love it! We “built” one in our foyer, too – one of my favorite pieces in the house. So nice to look at and yet, so stinkin’ functional.ReplyCancel

  • Julia@Cukoo4Design - November 12, 2014 - 8:06 PM

    So So awesome. It’s perfectReplyCancel

  • Tina Slocum - November 12, 2014 - 11:21 PM

    Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Trude - November 13, 2014 - 11:05 AM

    It looks great! Thanks for the tip about project boards. I’ve been planning on putting up something similar as a entry landing spot when I move, maybe using the Ikea pull out shoe storage bins?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 13, 2014 - 11:10 AM

      Those shoe storage bins are so shallow, that you can get away with a 1×8 (or maybe even a 1×6) for about $4! Plus, I think those would take stain better than the project boards.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca G - November 13, 2014 - 11:29 AM

    Always love a good fauxdenza and this doesn’t disappoint!
    Did you ever consider having wood on the bottom too? That way it looks “framed” as well? Just a thought!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 13, 2014 - 11:44 AM

      Oh, yes! Scott actually threw that idea out there, but the more we thought about it, it sort of felt a little too retro that way. If that makes sense? A little too perfect, maybe? I think that’s definitely a good idea and could work in some settings for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Monika - November 16, 2014 - 10:07 AM

    Love the waterfall look over IKEA cabinets. It’s definitely looks upscale and groovy in the dining room. Another well done job, Kim and Scott!ReplyCancel

  • Nate - November 16, 2014 - 7:09 PM

    This looks great! Thanks for posting!! Question about your Ikea purchase, if you wouldn’t mind. What are the dimensions of the Akurum cabinets that you’re purchased? 24×24? 24×30? And for the Abstrakt doors, did you guys end up purchasing them separately from the cabinets (leaving you with an extra set of doors) or were you able to purchase them as a set? At least when I look on Ikea online there doesn’t seem to be an option for a single piece door, just two piece doors. Singles are sold separately, but at $162 a piece. Thanks for any information you might have! I appreciate it.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 17, 2014 - 9:17 AM

      Sure! We purchased 2 of the base cabinets in 24×24, and we chose to get 2 single 24″ doors – there are many other options available though: 2 sets of double doors, drawers, etc. I really think that seeing the options in person at an Ikea if that’s possible is the BEST way, as looking online at their cabinetry can get confusing. Ikea prices things a little funny, too. For example, our base cabinets were about $25 each (from what I can remember), and the doors were sold as $117 each! The big price tag comes in the door finish you choose… I believe the standard matte “Ikea white” doors were much less expensive. The glossy white was worth the the step up in price, we think.ReplyCancel

      • Nate - November 17, 2014 - 10:41 AM

        Awesome, that is helpful and clarifying! And good tip, too, about going into a store as I think they don’t have all options listed online, which added to the confusion. Anyway, thanks a bunch!ReplyCancel

  • Michael - November 16, 2014 - 11:52 PM

    Very nice joinery furniture you have there, especially the table and chairs. Not only they influence the overall beauty of the space, they also look sturdy and durable. The white finish is just the right way to blend with the design. Two thumbs for a beautiful interior design.ReplyCancel

  • Krista - November 20, 2014 - 6:21 AM

    Maybe if you aren’t sold on the finish you could go almost black to match the hardware? Might be too contrast-y with the waterfall return but could be worth a photoshop.
    From the angle of the photo I don’t mind the height of the side table – your couch has that nice curving arm and it looks good with some space around it and the height seems to work well with the chair.
    The room is looking good!ReplyCancel


I’ve mentioned before that our larger rooms – the living room, dining room and studio – are rooms that will be evolving slowly. Sometimes a bit too slow for my impatient ways, not to mention, we find ourselves being hesitant to make purchases at all unless we know for sure. Which, by the way, no pressure! Despite this, we’re not immune to mistakes. I’ve admitted to our rug hesitations (and now we may have a game of musical rugs on our hands; should a high-patterned Persian live under the dining table and a subtle, low-patterned rug live with the couch?), we’re super unhappy with the nook rug again (the quality leaves little to be desired), and I may have taken down (read: I totally took down) the gallery wall in the living room to bring some antique frames into the mix. I’m still working on that, and Scott says nothing – with a hesitant smile.

In any case, we’re now in-between projects, tying up loose ends and tackling long standing want-to-dos while also meeting with kitchen contractors, cabinet guys and dissecting the anatomy of a pocket door (!). All that to say, there was one project I could knock out that I’ve been yearning to do for years – framing my vintage photo collection!


Part of the slow studio evolution has always included this perfectly gridded wall. The idea has been in my back pocket for a long, long time, as I’ve been collecting these snapshots from flea markets and family albums for years. I have many more tucked away, but for this project, I pulled out my nine favorites (this took a while!).


I’ve always chosen the photos that come home with me very carefully – Scott has come to know that I could stand over a basket of photographs for hours, making up stories for every one pictured. There are love stories, sad stories, and the thought that 50+ years ago, someone in that photo said, hey, let’s get someone to take our photo right here! Let’s remember this! It’s no secret that I love photography, and it makes my heart so happy to hold tangible proof of others who felt the need to capture a moment in time.

They’ve come from all over. Chicago, Cincinnati, Paris! Some show great, great Vargos that have been pulled from actual family albums, whereas others show posed groups of friends (some fancy, some casual), an ice skating crew, a young couple on vacation and a retired husband and wife. They’re friends that are celebrating an achievement, troops that are coming (or going?) and a honeymoon that has just started. At least, that’s what I think.


The idea has always been to create a tightly spaced perfect grid, which would balance the varied photos. Large mats give them space to stand on their own, and the photos’ small size invite you in – they say, come closer! I like to think that if you take a look, you can make up your own stories, too.


I decided on 16″ squares to fill that wall, using these in brushed gold. Ace Hardware cut the glass, and those large mats with their teeny, tiny openings were cut and shipped by my friend Kyley at Studio 3. I couldn’t be happier to see this longstanding idea come to life! Although the studio is slow moving, this gallery grid helps to get us one step closer to the finish line – you know, whatever that is.

PS… That last photo gives you a good idea of just how dipped our second floor is! Although it was raised significantly last year, it will never, ever be perfect. Aah, old houses!

PPS… Can you spot the Maddie?

  • Love Audrey - November 6, 2014 - 6:47 AM

    I absolutely love this! I do the same with old photos and even find myself making up stories about pictures of people I know. You might like the little #photoofaphotoproject I have going on Instagram {@loveaudrey83}.

    Franky xxx

    PS. I’ve been reading your blog for quite a while now and have found it so very inspirational. Not sure why it’s taken me so long to leave a comment.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 6, 2014 - 9:07 AM

      Happy that you’ve commented, Franky! I checked out your hashtag, and I got a good chuckle. We’re two peas in a pod, apparently!ReplyCancel

  • Christiane - November 6, 2014 - 7:04 AM

    I love it! It looks amazing and I love the thought behind it.ReplyCancel

  • Zandra - November 6, 2014 - 7:29 AM

    Lovely! I think the large mats really invite you in to take a close look at what they’re framing. It’s almost like you’re saying “this image is really important to me but it’s small so I’m going to make it look really big so that you pay attention!” Oh, and I love the brushed gold!

  • celene - November 6, 2014 - 7:38 AM

    Such a lovely space with gorgeous light! I am wondering about the wall color…tried to search for it in your archives…would you mind sharing? PS: guest room is fantastic!!!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 6, 2014 - 9:07 AM

      Thanks, Celene! It’s Pale Bud by Behr, and it’s the softest pink ever – almost white.ReplyCancel

      • celene - November 6, 2014 - 12:08 PM

        Beautiful, thanks again!!!!ReplyCancel

  • jenn aka the picky girl - November 6, 2014 - 8:40 AM

    First of all – GAH I love those chairs so much.

    Second, love this. Two years ago, after my grandmother died, my mom and I went through her entire house to prep it for an estate sale, and there were so many amazing photos. I’ve chosen my favorite but wasn’t sure what to do with them until now. This is so perfect. Thank you.

    Also, re: the honeymoon comment – I came across a postcard that my grandmother and grandfather sent home from Mexico:

    “Dear Me & You
    Are we having fun -

    Yes (Her)
    Yes (Him)

    See You -

    Duck and Edith”

    It’s my favorite thing, and I want to blow it up for my mom. :)ReplyCancel

  • emily @ go haus go - November 6, 2014 - 9:27 AM

    I love this. I have been so drawn to warmer tones for frames lately…. like golds and honey oaks. It brings so much warmth without losing any of the modern.ReplyCancel

  • Cara@theprojectaddict - November 6, 2014 - 9:43 AM

    i love photography too. Your wall looks great. I always feel sad when I see family photos at garage sales and flea markets. I would never get rid of my family photos even if they are so old I never knew the people. Glad you can rescue some of them.ReplyCancel

    • Carol - November 7, 2014 - 10:18 AM

      I’m the same way. I’m the keeper of all our old family photos; there are photos of people I’ve never seen in my life, but I can’t toss them out. I put them in a separate plastic bag of “unknowns”.ReplyCancel

  • jillian - November 6, 2014 - 10:09 AM

    these look great! can’t wait to see what you’ve done with the gallery wall!ReplyCancel

  • ann - November 6, 2014 - 10:10 AM

    Did I spot a photo of Scott ‘ s great grandmother Becky? She was wonderful. This made me smile.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 6, 2014 - 10:15 AM

      You did! She looks just like my Aunt Min, so we loved it for many reasons.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - November 6, 2014 - 11:00 AM

    This looks beautiful, and I’m happy to see you and others talking about making up stories for the photos. I tend to be pretty sentimental, and didn’t know if it made me weird to be so enchanted by old photos. (Now I can say no! Ha.) I have a bunch of really old family photos I want to put up, and may just steal your technique here. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kyley at Studio 3 - November 6, 2014 - 11:09 AM

    These turned out fantastic! (I’m a sucker for big mat boarders too) And I LOVE your choice of simple gold frame. :)ReplyCancel

  • Caroline - November 6, 2014 - 11:27 AM

    Wow, I am in love with this grid! I’ve been wanting to do something similar with old family photos (like an ancestry wall of sorts) but I’m so glad I saw your version first! Could you tell me the size of frames you went with? I know what I order will depend on my photos but I just wanted a good reference point and I love your sizing. Also, did you select the “no backing” option for the frames? Does that meant that it came with just the gold frame and no back board at all to hold the mat in place?

    This is my first time commenting but I came across your blog a month ago and have been loving reading through your old posts. So inspirational!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 6, 2014 - 11:41 AM

      I chose 16″ frames, and they did NOT come with backing, however, they come with wire and clips and everything you’d need to hang. I had foam core cut to size at our art supply store, OR anyone who cuts the mats for you can also cut the backing. That would be up to you! And as I mentioned in the post, we got our glass cut at Ace Hardware :)ReplyCancel

  • Tina Slocum - November 6, 2014 - 11:36 AM

    Stunning! The framing and matting really do pull you into the precious world inside each photo. The gallery, placement and wall odor is beyond perfect!ReplyCancel

  • K.Thro - November 6, 2014 - 11:44 AM

    The symmetry happening here has me in utter heaven. Also, now you have me wanting to paint my office pink again! I loved Olympic’s “Rose Geranium” in theory but not so much in actuality. Sigh.

    As for old photos, I love them too! However, as much as I love nabbing old photos from my familys albums and imagining what my great-great relatives were like, any time I come across old photos at a thrift store it makes me feel a little sad. How did these end up here? Didn’t someone want these? Anyone who knew these people and cared for them? These are memories of happy moments and celebrations and occasions that people had presumably hoped to look back on forever and somehow they’ve been discarded like an old outdated sweatshirt, you know? At least people like you or I can give them a new home and happier endings.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 6, 2014 - 12:19 PM

      Well said. I wonder the same things, and I get so hung up over it!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria - November 6, 2014 - 11:50 AM

    This is beautiful! I found this old coffee table book with a bunch of illustrations that I’ve been wanting to do a grid similar to this, just waiting for the money to do it right. I love the oversized frame and tiny pictures, it really does draw you in!ReplyCancel

  • Michael - November 6, 2014 - 12:01 PM

    Looks beautiful. Slightly random question but, where did you find your door hardware?ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - November 6, 2014 - 11:39 PM

    Those gold chairs! Perfectly married with the thoughtfulness of the beautiful framed photographs. Honestly, i have to say, the fact that each of these photos have found their way to your home is so special. What a great imagination, creating stories from the past of people unknown. Thanks for sharing. Will be following more of your blog! K x http://www.thepoetryofliving.comReplyCancel

  • Michael - November 9, 2014 - 10:50 PM

    Just the way you placed the pictures on the frames signifies how valuable those moments you’ve had in your life. At first, I felt like the space wasn’t properly utilized, that you could have included more pictures on every frame. But you’ve created an outstanding vintage design by just keeping it simple, with deeper meaning through the pictures on the wall. This is a good inspiration for interior designing, which I want to apply in mine as well. Thanks for this.ReplyCancel

  • Krista - November 10, 2014 - 6:53 AM

    That room looks fantastic.
    I’m a sucker for a perfect grid and it looks great in this space!
    Nice pink!ReplyCancel

  • Kyla @ HouseOfHipsters - November 10, 2014 - 2:52 PM

    OK, I”m finally back here. I was dying to comment last Thursday but my phone was not having it. Anyhoo, I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!! Swoon! I love all the negative space you created with the oversized matting.

    I too am a collector of old vintage photos of people I don’t know and I love making up little stories about them. Not sure how you managed to narrow it down. BTDubs, I’m thinking about organizing a blog run to the Elkhorn flea next summer. If I make it happen, you NEED to come!

    Also wanted to let you know about a new linky party starting this Saturday at 8pm called “Found & Foraged” Can’t wait to party with you at http://www.houseofhipsters.comReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 10, 2014 - 4:00 PM

      Oh, I would love to be a part of that Elkhorn run! Scott too! I don’t know who enjoys the flea more – me or him. Please let us know!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - November 10, 2014 - 6:13 PM

    LOVE this! What your trick for hanging this type of grouping to keep them so evenly spaced?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 11, 2014 - 9:19 AM

      We started in the middle and top, then we measured to the left, to the right, and down… then repeat! We also used this trick for the wire on the back, and sort of gently pulled or tugged the frames until they were all level. It required a bit of patience, but I think it took us about 30 minutes to hang it all. The longest part of the process was actually putting the frames together!ReplyCancel