Paris Via Ikea

Yesterday I changed the bedclothes, mowed the lawn, colored my hair and hung a picture on the wall. Charlie cleaned up the recyclable metal in the yard.

I was immediately attracted to this photo.
I was immediately attracted to this photo.

I started early in the morning opening a large framed photograph I bought at Ikea.

he bright blue of our bedroom walls are relieved with a wall of grey shelves and a large black and white photo.
The bright blue bedroom walls are relieved with a wall of grey shelves and a large black and white photo.

We have had a large blue expanse over the bed while waiting for me to refinish the bedframe. This photo is black and white except for the golden Eiffel Tower.

A coil of hanging wire came attached to the photo.
A coil of hanging wire came attached to the photo.
I followed the diagram directions carefully.
I followed the diagram directions carefully.

The Vilshult comes with wire and hanging tabs and a diagram for their use.

The wire is carefully wrapped around itself after passing through the hole in the hanging hardware.
The wire is carefully wrapped around itself after passing through the hole in the hanging hardware.

I wrapped the wire around the hanging tabs with a little help from needle-nosed pliers.

The picture may move up when the bedframe is installed.
The picture may move up when the bedframe is installed.

I used 2 screws driven into studs on the wall to hang the picture.

The grey frame is an added benefit.
The grey frame is an added benefit.

At 55″ by 39″ it makes a grand presence on the wall.

Do you have a favorite city?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

8 thoughts on “Paris Via Ikea”

  1. Looks good, Jo! I like Ikea’s large-format cityscapes. I love Paris, but I’m most attracted to the one of New York City with the Flatiron Building (one of my favorites). Someday I’m going to have the wall space to hang it. (I think it’s even bigger than Paris.)

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