14.3.11

Nails

We have this nail wall in our house. It's ment for temporary expositions of pictures and drawings. The first years we lived here, we did change the wall on a regular base. You can see that it has been quite some time now! But these pics are still so precious to us.
The idea was so incredibly simple: just make a grid with nails (can you see it?) on an empty wall, to hang wooden boards. I promise you the realisation wasn't that simple. The nails couldn't be hit into the concrete wall just like that. At first we drilled holes in the wall, entered plugs inside, hit the nails and plastered the rest of the holes around the nails. Long time ago...

9 comments:

Larissa said...

I really love this idea! Wish I had a spare wall, because mine are just dry wall, not cement. Much easier. :-)

Jo said...

Well done getting them so straight! I've avoided doing a wall of individual pictures because I know how hard it is to get them straight and they just don't look right when they're not!

Jessica said...

awesome awesome, what kind of wood boards are those and how did you stick the pictures too them?
Thanks!!

Paul & Paula said...

such a good idea, another one :)
I really thought, take some nails, check out your dimensions and hammer...
sounds like a bigger story but hey...this is great and so flexibel to use!!!
and the pictures are lovely!

lightbluegrey said...

@ Jessica: birch plywood, 18 mm thick, transparent coated. I used double sided tape to fix the pictures in the corners.

Judith said...

Wauw, wat ontzettend mooi! Ten eerste een gaaf idee, maar ik vind de foto's ook gewoon zo prachtig!

Lepäävä Esteetikko said...

Such a great, simple idea!

Oontje said...

It's a great idea! And beautiful pictures of beautiful children.

Michelle said...

Lovely idea!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...