Over the last 100 years, aviation has played an enormous role in our world. This deep history might not be something you and I think much about. But for historic aviation buffs, it’s a big deal. Martin and I wanted to honor that history in the airplane hangar where we have this collection of WWII aviation posters. Plus the man who built this hangar was a WWII veteran. We just had to salute him!
We figured it would be easier to get this art up before we finished the staircase remodel. The ladder work was much easier without a railing in the way. Plus we had some friends come help. The gals were in charge of creating a layout on the floor; the guys hung everything up.
I suppose there’s a bit of engineer in me yet. After we designed a layout, I grabbed the measuring tape and evenly spaced everything on the floor. I like the cleaner, less chaotic look of art walls that are evenly spaced.
To make translating art on the floor to the wall easy, I drew a map for the guys with exact measurements. They were off!
Here’s a flashback to how the hangar looked before we dove in. You can see how these same vintage aircraft posters used to hang all around the hangar, and I really did see historic plane buffs drool. (They might have been drooling over the plane you see below just as much! It’s a 1947 Navion.)
When we installed that glulam beam (the wooden beam) to extend the size of our house within the hangar, we stuck a few nails in the beam to keep extension cords and various wires out of the way. One day, Martin saw a random nail and hung the clock so we’d know what time it was. That was maybe 20 months ago.
As a final touch, I asked Martin to hang the clock in our collage and pull out all those random nails.
Gosh. We know we’re getting somewhere when there’s art on the walls. And we are thrilled!
Here’s a final peek once more: