Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Pinterest Inspired Wall Decor

I am a member of Pinterest and a little while ago repinned this image to one of my "virtual" boards:

Love this layout for above the couch!!

Now, when I click on this image to go to the original site, the internet says the blog that originally showed this photo has been removed, so I don't have a source to give credit to this picture. But, anyways, I fell in love with this layout of pictures and wanted to try to do something similar with the wall above my living room couch. Here are the before and after shots:

 Now, I have no idea how tall the wall was in the original inspirational post from Pinterest, but my living room is pretty tall, so the picture frames I chose are a little higher up the wall than in the inspiration pic. Also, did you notice something similar between the sconces of the inspiration pic and my pic? They are the same--and that was not intentional! I found my sconces at Gordmans. When I went looking for sconces, I looked over several different styles, I even looked at decorative vertical metal art pieces to perhaps go where the sconces were to be, but decided that I liked these the best. I brought them home, and it wasn't until a couple of days later when I was showing Hubby how I wanted things hung and he was looking at the inspirational pic that I realized I had bought the same exact sconces!

Here are the pics that are on the wall so far:

I got this huge frame for Christmas this past year and love it! The family picture in the middle is an 8x10 so that might give you a good idea of just how large it is. The pink, purple, and white paper have 3 of my favorite Bible verses on them, but because the frame is so high on the wall now, nobody can really see them to read, so I may at some point have to switch them out for pictures.

The Family frame I have had for a really long time and have never used it until now. Most people put snapshots behind the letters, but I decided to put different kinds of scrapbook paper behind them to make it fun and more colorful. The tiny writing under the Family letters is the Bible verse that says "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord".

I have since moved the lamp that is shown by the couch, and my wall is still so large I know I need to add some more pics in the remaining empty space, but I'm still trying to figure all of that out. For now, what we put up there makes the big empty wall look nicer. A big thanks to Hubby who got out his laser level, measuring tape, and hammer and nails and put it all up for me.

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