Making our new illustration wall

While Tom was away one of the things I most wanted to do was create our illustration wall. I’ve been saving up prints (reproductions) for a while – some were from birthdays, some were bought at craft fairs – and I wanted to hang them all together in white frames.

I bought the frames online at Factory Frames and got great service – the frames are tight and well made and they arrived quickly and were packaged between wood, which meant they arrived in excellent condition.

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My original plan was all white frames but the day I put the wall together I went to Typo and saw that deer head with gold glitter antlers and really thought it should be on the wall. And then once I got home I thought the Frida Kahlo pictures Mum brought back from Mexico and my op-shopped paint by numbers ship should be there too.

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In an amazing feat I actually planned out the wall first on the floor, which was a great idea because I had to move things around a good few times before I could get it looking right. And then in a second amazing occurrence I used a spirit level and followed the instructions on the 3M picture framing hooks.

Usually at our house Tom does the planning and I bolt right in. As you can see, this was new territory.

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About two frames in I was sick of it – up and down on the bench, measuring, sticking, levelling… but I’m glad I was patient and took my time and did things properly because now I think the wall looks great. And heaps cooler than what was there before – but of course I didn’t take a before photo because I just bolted right in.

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Sources for these illustrations:

Lisa Congdon on Etsy

Sweet William on Etsy

Oyprints on Felt

Petite_kiwi on Felt

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7 Responses to Making our new illustration wall

  1. Maeve says:

    This is AWESOME! Love it!

  2. Jax says:

    Great work Emma – more inspiring posts – I just can’t keep up!

  3. Jeannie ( Mum ) says:

    The wall is fabulous Em. It looks amazing . So many little memories. WhenI come to stay it will now take longer to push my toast into the toaster under the new illustration wall. X

  4. Julie says:

    Such a wonderful wall, Emma. How clever is that!

  5. That looks GREAT! Wonderful combination of lovely things. x

  6. […] To get ready for 20 days by myself I’ve begun compiling a jobs list of sort to give me things to do. (None are as interesting as last year’s illustration wall). […]

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