This Frame Collage sits under the kitchen bar. We don't use barstools here, it used to have a bulletin board to pin up artwork and keep the chore charts. I think this is a lot more fun.~
I've tackled one of my piles.
The frames were purchased at Savers, most for a great price. Each frame had some hardware that needed to be removed, mostly staples and some screws.
Once all the hardware was removed and blemishes filled in with painters putty I painted the frames. The paint is acrylic paint from Michael's, nothing too fancy or expensive.
I marked and drilled a little hole for the eye hook. These were easy to twist in. I wanted the frame to sit flat against the wall so the eye hooks were screwed in on the inside of each frame.
Here is what the frames looked like with two eye hooks.
The eye hooks size is #214 the wire is 20 gauge.
For the frames that didn't have a way to hang them I added the picture framing thing (I don't know what it is called.) Keep a pair of needle nose pliers close by for this project--pulling out staples and twisting the wire were much easier with this tool.
My table was about the same size as the area I was planning on hanging the frames in. This helped me to really visualize how it was going to look.
This was what it looked like before.
Within minutes of me finishing, the kids had added their art work. My little guy proclaimed, "I colored that one." I'm excited to have them be proud to display their artwork.