Sunday, June 19, 2011

Collage Wall

I have been wanting to make a collage wall in my entry way for a while.  I have found so many ideas from blogs and off of pinterest, and here are a few that inspired the look I was going for. 

(I know I have seen this one on a blog, but cant remember where)

I found this one on pinterest.  I also found some good ideas from the crafting chicks blog.  http://thecraftingchicks.com/2011/05/photo-displays-swoon.html
If you want to see some more that I am liking check out my pinterest wall d├ęcor board. http://pinterest.com/camiefielder/

I recently just finished a  red entryway dresser and the wall behind it is massive and WHITE, and I really want to fill up the wall.  I started by collecting anything not being used around my house, and a few things that I have picked up from hobby lobby and  garage sales.  I really did not have a theme starting out,  I just knew I wanted some pictures, frames, a clock and mirror on this wall.   Here is the wall before starting.  This picture doesn’t really show you how big the wall is, but the ceiling is 18 feet tall. 
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Here are a few of the items that I had to work with.   I bought this picture frame from  a garage sale, but wasn’t in Love with the color.   I really wanted something that would POP.  So I gave it a couple coats of Exotic Sea. (Valspar)
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After I had everything painted the colors I wanted, I just started with the biggest piece at the top and went down from there.  I did have a few empty spots that I had to find more things to fill in, but overall I think it turned out really good and I just LOVE the colors.
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I couldn’t find a picture to use in the big frame nor could I find a spot to put a clock, so I thought why not put the a small clock on the frame. I think it looks pretty neat.

017  My daughter bought me this new black sconce from the sale aisle from Hobby Lobby and I like it better than the first one.
I have been taking pictures of the final wall for a few days and I'm still having a hard time getting a GREAT picture.   These are probably the best 2 I have.  (We are in the process of finding a bigger chandelier for the hall to put off more light).
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I still need to find a few things to put on the dresser, something small to put in the little bitty green frame and I'm going to put family subway art in the middle of the black frame.  But overall I Love it and so does my family.  I really like all the bold colors and since the wall is still white I think the colors look great on that wall.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

My fabulous slate blue dresser!

I have been a little MIA lately.  Camie has been doing a much better job of posting than me.  My daughter has been dealing with some health issues and when I get home from work I just haven’t had it in me to post.  I will save all that for another time.  So on to my new fab over the moon wonderful dresser redo!!
Back in April Camie posted about our yearly garage sale outing.  First stop I found this fab dresser! 
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It’s very traditional but I knew it would be awesome when it was finished. And I was right……LOVE IT!!! But before I could squeal in delight I had to sand it….bummer.  I was just going to sand the top but it didn’t work out that way at all.
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I went with Rustoleum Slate Blue and then put Valspars glaze on and I just love how it turned out.  The mirror was my great grandmothers and I have had it for years.  I’m still working on how to dress it up.
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I really hope this will be the year that I take better pictures ha!  Looks great in my entry and we just love it!

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Frames

A while back we were asked to start making picture frames that were unique, fun and different.  So we started brainstorming and had some cut.  We love them, but haven’t really had a lot of time to really push them and get them going.  So we figured now would be a great time to start.  We have 4 different styles and 2 different sizes. (8x10 & 11x14)   At first we were going to have set colors to choose from, but have decided that is too hard, and instead will try to make them custom and unique just like our crosses.  Here are a few that we have come up with, and we are still brainstorming!!  What do you think?  Do you have any cool ideas for these frames?

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