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Hanging Pictures on BrickDrilling a hole in brick and mortar to hang a picture can be a challenge without the right type of bit for your drill. This is a page about hanging pictures on brick.


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Arranging Wall PicturesGrouping your wall art work and photos can take some planning, plus trial and error to achieve a look that is pleasing. This is a page about arranging wall pictures.


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Blow Up Your Favorite Snapshot For Custom ArtWe were at out daughters new home for Easter. She is having to decorate on a shoestring budget. She created several personalized wall photos by selecting some great snapshots she had taken of her two sons. She then had them blown up to poster size.


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Decorating with Old Fashioned DolliesUse old fashioned doilies in good condition to make great artwork. Frame them on a colorful mat board or cover a piece of cardboard with leftover fabric or wallpaper.


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Displaying Rag Rugs?Displaying Rag Rugs. I have a question about ways to display Rag Rugs. I have 3 Rag Rugs that were made from my Brother's old clothing. I had them made in Memory of My Brother. . .


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Replacing Glass in Small FramesYou can use the acrylic sheets they use to print transparencies on to replace the glass in small pictures. Easy and safe.


Sign for Your Home's EntryHere's what I've done to my entry. I made the sign from vinyl lettering I ordered and then put together grape vine heart swags that I hot glued gingham bows on. Obviously I'm so excited about this project I didn't even take my painters tape down yet!


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Creative Ways to Hang a Window Frame?I am needing some rustic, farm-like ideas for a way to hang a window frame that has a quilt attached to it. You can see the quilt squares through the window panes. It is going to hang over the head of the bed.


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Making Your Own Wall ArtBuy those dollar store picture frames, and download un-copyrighted pictures from the internet for expensive looking prints!


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How To Paint Your Own Artwork - And Save Money.Everyone wants to save money. Don't you? Well, painting your own, color matched art can be a lot easier than you might think!


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Spring Homemaking TipsFill decorative see-through glass containers (such as a small fish bowl) about a quarter of the way full with beach sand. Add seashells, feathers, driftwood, starfish or other beach findings and you have a quick, easy decoration for a sea-themed room.


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Artwork from LibrariesDid you know some local libraries will let you check out framed artwork to hang in your house for a couple of weeks? When I was decorating my living room and wasn't sure what kind of painting would look good on one of my walls I simply checked out a couple of paintings, hung them for a couple of days each until I decided which one I liked. Once I had an idea of what I was looking for, it was a great help when I was sifting through thrift store pictures. By Kristine



Prints hung on wall and half wall.

Be Creative When Hanging PicturesYou don't always have to hang your pictures at eye level. I have two "half walls" separating my kitchen from my family room. These two little walls needed something to jazz them up so I hung two of my 'Gregg Brown' prints.


Photo of a kitchen mural.

Wall Mural for KitchenI put this mural in my kitchen and it absolutely changed the entire look! My mural is Tatouage which is a rub on type transfer which when completed, looks and feels just like a painted mural. This for only $60!


Pictures On Large Wall

Use Molding To Frame Pictures On Large WallsI had an extremely large wall behind my couch with cathedral ceilings and couldn't afford to buy large pictures to "balance" the room. We purchased very inexpensive wood molding from Home Depot, mitered it and attached to walls with finishing nails.


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