|Here is the view from the back door (Before)|
I knew right away three things I wanted to change. I knew I wanted a photo wall on this large wall. I had to plan what I would do with this hutch. I knew I wanted to keep it in the room because I love it!
The second thing...see that frog painting...I have had it in our home since 2005 and IT HAD TO GO! I love it, but SO tired of it! The third thing...I knew I needed to do something with that smaller wall at the entry, where I made my first attempt at a photo wall! So...with these three things in mind, I got busy!
First thing i did was move the large hutch to the wall where my old photo wall was before. It fits! This is exciting, because I knew if it was too bulky for this wall, it would need to stay where it was, and that would derail my entire plan!
Next, I painted a painting of a black Angus cow and her baby. Angus cows are what my Husband and family raise, so they hold a special place in our hearts. I knew I could incorporate the colors in this painting that I already had going on in the rest of the room! So long frogs!
I knew I needed a long console table for the big photo wall. I LOVE the tables in Restoration Hardware, but please, they are outrageous + I need one 10 ft long! I enlisted the help of my sweet husband who is a whiz with the welder. We came up with this steel frame and then I just stained boards and screwed them to the top. Since it is custom, it is the exact length and width I wanted!
Next, came the fun part! I gathered all my stuff that I already owned and then made a list of what I needed to buy or make. I already owned all the frames from the other wall of fame. I found the old sign letter F in Fredericksburg Tx, about a year ago which has been sitting in my kitchen. I shopped the rest of my house and gathered all the accessories for the table! The only new item I bought was the round mirror! I cut the frame around the deer mount and the number 4 out of MDF and painted them black. I arranged all the items on the floor first, that way I wouldn't make a mistake on the wall! ( I really need to put together a tutorial to show you how I hung all my items, I have a sneaky trick that is like magic! ) I can not tell you how much bigger this room feels with this big wall of fame! I REALLY recommend doing this, it is really fun to create and visitors are always drawn to it!
|Here is a view from the back door after!|