Tagged: wall

framed

We are slowly working on creating a photo wall in our hallway and I recently felt inspired to try building one in the stairway leading down to our basement.  Photo walls that look like this make me sad:

which is why I feel like I need to devise a plan of attack for my new frame wall location.

Here are some looks I really love:

In my opinion, Young House Love can do no wrong when it comes to decorating and I love the mix of different memories that they highlight on their frame wall.

I really like the clean look of this photo wall and think it would be great in a dining room or a home office.
Here is a look at our current hallway frame wall, where we tried to hide our thermostat in the mix of frames.

These frames were given to me as a shower gift by my best friend and maid of honor and we just love them!

Do you have a frame wall in your house? Where is it located? Did you slowly add to it or gather everything and then display it?

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fabulous fabric

I have been thinking about how we will decorate our home office after we decide on a paint color and I have really been interested in fabric wall art. I really loved what Kristy at bliss. did with her latest fabric project and it got me to research some options.

Here are some inspiring looks:

All of these looks used different ways to layer new fabrics and patterns into many spaces. Have you ever tried fabric wall art? Is there a spot in your home where this would work well?
(Now I need to start the hunt for a perfect nautical fabric for our office!)

six stripes

I have always loved stripes. Anyone who knows me will tell you that my closet must be made up of all stripes because it seems to be all I wear lately. I love them so much I even found a way to incorporate them into my wedding (I’ll share that later…)!

Here are 6 striped looks that I would love to have on my walls one day:

It had never occurred to me to try a striped look in the hallway but here I think it looks great.

These beige stripes are a great compliment to the bedding and pops of blue in this room.

The idea of a small accent wall of stripes is exciting. This would work great in a smaller entry way.

This look is such a classic. The dark furniture looks great against the lighter accent of stripes.

You can’t go wrong with pink stripes in my opinion! I even tried a look like this in my room at my parent’s house after I graduated college.

This soft and framed look is perfect for a nursery.

Have you have a love of all things striped? Have you tried any similar looks in your house?

 

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weekend project – part 2

Weekend Update: We just finished painting our bedroom and are waiting to put up all of the molding. Here’s a look at what we have been up to for the past 24 hours.

1. We worked to clear everything out of our room (don’t look in our spare bedroom or office!)

2. Nick began taking down all of the old trim throughout the room

3. I thought it was cool to see the colors our room had been painted throughout the years.

4. After the floor molding was taken down, we went around with a chisel to remove any caulking that was left behind.

It is so easy to lose those tiny screws so I always use ziploc bags to keep everything together.

Next, Nick set up both of his saws so we could measure and get all of the molding sized to start painting it.

Here you can see all of the molding cut and painted. We brought it in from outside for the night and stood it up on our rug which was upside down in case any paint was not completely dry.

Next, the painting begins:

No turning back now! So we are waiting for the paint to dry and then we will start putting all of the trim up.  “After” pics are coming soon! Yay!

I am definitely looking forward to getting everything back in our room and getting a good night’s sleep tonight. Last night we shared the couch with the dog and it was a long and sleepless night!

weekend project – part 1

As we make changes to each of the rooms in our home, I am going to try to remember to take “before” and “after” photos so you can see our progress.  So here are the “before” photos of how our bedroom looks right now.

For our paint color, we chose Behr’s “Gentle Rain” in an eggshell finish.

When Nick gets home from work we are going to start clearing out the room and taking down the existing trim that we will be replacing. Then we will start tackling the measuring and painting of the molding and begin painting the bedroom.

Good luck to all my fellow DIYers this weekend! “During” and “After” pictures to come soon!