Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Paper and Tape

Hey everyone! Is it really spring?? Sure doesn't feel like around these parts. We're supposed to get snow tomorrow. Noooo! Argh!!!! Not a lot-just enough to remind us that Mother Nature is in charge. I guess she doesn't care what the calendar says and just wants to unfold spring to us when she's darn good and ready. So...we wait...

Anyway, a couple weeks ago I showed you an "art" piece I made with an antique hanger and a calendar page. Remember? It was the Simple Addition post. Well, I got three more antique hangers and attached different antique pages to them.

These pages are really cool. They're sea life illustrations done by a well known German scientist in the late 1800's. My brother got the pages on ebay from some guy in Europe and they were supposed to be my Christmas gift. Now, three months later, I finally have them. Of course, I can't just buy picture frames and hang them. No. Since I had the four hangers I thought I definitely had to attach the pages to the hangers and display them all together. My breakfast nook walls were bare and that's where they needed to go.

I had a problem, though. Only one hanger had clothes pins to attach the paper. I had to figure out how to attach the other delicate pages to the other hangers. It turns out archival tape and some twine was all I needed.

I just looped the twine around the hanger rod and taped it to the back of the paper.
I used archival tape so it won't damage the old paper.

Ta da!! What do you think? Clever, huh?

The white shelf came out of my mother's garage, from an old a house she bought more than 20years ago. When she bought that house, the shelf stored small cans of old paint. The cans were probably on that shelf for at least 20 years prior. That shelf was way too beautiful to be in a garage holding rusty old cans. I brought it home, cleaned it up and have been loving it since.

I'll be linking up to some great parties. Hope to see you party people there.

Have a great week. See ya.

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Good Life Wednesdays

Piece of Work Wednesday at

Transformation Thursday


  1. You did a brilliant job! I love the white shelf. You have a lot of creative ideas!!


  2. Wow, that looks beautiful. You are very creative. Those are incredible images. ~~Sherry~~

  3. Very nice! I love these hangers too! Think I might try something similar to hang small art quilts or hand made lace???? LOVELY! LOVELY! Happened upon your blog from Wow Us Wednesdays....glad I did!


  4. What a great idea to use those antique hangers to hang the sea life illustrations. I'll be looking around for some antique hangers from now on. I found your blog on SSS. I linked up there too with a recipe. I'm now a follower and I'd love it if you visited me and followed me as well.

  5. I love the idea of hanging those images. Looks great. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

  6. The prints are gorgeous and what an incredibly creative idea to hang them on the hangers. They look fabulous on your wall. Love the shelf also. Thanks so much for stopping by and your gracious comments. Hugs, Marty

  7. Those prints are beautiful. I love how you have them hanging.

  8. I love old hangers and the addition of the old pages is just fabulous. I'm visiting for White Wednesday.

    Stephanie ♥

  9. I love these, so cute, pretty and different.

  10. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for visiting my blop! It gave me a chance to come over and visit you. I am off to look at some of your past posts....

  11. Barb I love it!
    My sister and I have been on a quest for old hangers forever!
    I love yours! What a great idea!

    I just became a follower of you guys!

  12. I love the prints. Thanks for sharing!

  13. These look really fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Pam x

  14. Very inventive! This saves you on matting, glazing etc and so much cuter. I use pant hangers for my quilts.

  15. What a darling idea- I love those prints on the wooden hangers!! They look so charming~ thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  16. Cute idea. Love the prints. Thanks for joining WUW.


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