Alright, not everything works as well as planned. I vow to share with you the good, the bad, and the ugly, because no one’s perfect, but at least you deserve to know what doesn’t work before you try it yourself :) This isn’t an “ugly” one per-say, but it’s bad… gulp, OK, OK… borderline ugly.
I was craving a little visual interest on the wall behind the front door in my entryway, so I decided to make it a place which I could display my collection of (then) brass frames and some photos (yes, I still print photos). These are frames I’ve accumulated from garage sales over the past few years – just the cheap kinds that were popular decades ago. To take a stab at transforming the space, I painted the entryway white, and invested in some 3/4″ quarter-round trim which I carefully cut to length and superglued in place on the wall to create 3/4″ ledges for the frames to sit on. Once I began to display the brass frames, I decided that they might look better in white, so I spray painted them all (the brass look was cheapo anyways).
Come to find, 3/4″ isn’t quite wide enough to sufficiently prop a picture frame. I made it work for awhile by double-sided-taping a spot on each frame to the wall to help keep them upright, but it didn’t work out for long – they gradually fell or were knocked off. Right now, I’m in the process of removing those glued shelves and coming up with a new solution for decorating the entryway. Ideas welcome.