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 décor 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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6 comments:

  1. Looks great! I'm pretty sure I need that in my entry too. All I have right now is a big clock :)

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  2. Camie - that looks awesome!!!! You have definitely inspired me! :)

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  3. That is gorgeous. I love the variety you used. I am working on a collage myself - just have to finish my rolled rose wreath. I found you on Not JUST a Housewife. I am following you and would appreciate if you follow me back. :) mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks ladies!

    Steph and Stephanie- I am following you both now.

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  5. LOVE it! I can't believe how great all the different textures look together! I am featuring you on Spunky Junky this week!

    toodles~Halsey

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