Thursday, 24 May 2012

Family Photo Wall

We redecorated recently (by supreme order from Oldest Daughter) and our lounge went from this (top pic) to this (bottom pic)...


The original green didn't actually look as dull as the picture suggests, and it wasn't the exact moss shade I had in mind...however we'd bought the paint and had no money left after we moved in, so we lived with it for the next seven years...

I'm really pleased with the new colours: 'Soft Stone' on the walls and an accent wall of 'Intense Truffle', but our main aim was to add the 'Family Photo Wall' as below:



I knew what I wanted and got further ideas (see above montage) from Pinterest and off we went, scouring the house and shops...mainly TKMaxx ( I love that store and can barely pass it by without going in and coming back out with something wonderful!) for frames...

We fixed up a huge sheet of paper (wallpaper lining) across the wall and pinpointed the nails that were already on the wall (it was a bit annoying for the layout to be constrained by nails in the walls from previous occupiers, but needs must), then laid it on the floor and placed our frames in the desired locations.


Then I hunted through our family photographs to chose pictures to get reprinted and decided which frames would suit them best. Once they arrived we laid them out again, photos in frames, to be sure the layout worked.


Next we hung the main four pictures on the nails that already existed and began the fun bit of hammering in a dozen or so more nails! Finally the blank wall:


was covered:


The whole room had a makeover: the mismatched, falling apart sofa's got new throws and cushions all in my green and brown accent colours, and we discovered a plethora of lovely green 'bits and pieces'...that would be their official name, of course!



I am now very happy with a redecorated and much decluttered room...with only the rear of the room left to finish. Beyond the bookshelf in the above picture there is desk and shelf space, currently still in disorder due to husband's lack of time to go through his bits and pieces. And the finale of the room which will be a wall similar to the family photo wall but full of quotes...'The Quote Wall'...pictures will follow at some point...

5 comments:

  1. I really like this! A collage of frames is such a great way to add character to a wall and show off the ones you love. Nice job!!

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  2. Yay! Great job!! It's so satisfying when you finish decorating projects :)

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  3. Love the photo collage and the new green wall!! Beautiful. Oh, and the 'bit and pieces' are lovely! :)

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  4. Looks great! I love your photo wall.

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  5. Your daughter is quite a creative gal. I love what she did with the room. Collages are always wonderful things to put people in good moods and remember good ol' memories.

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