Here's the awkward wall in our master bedroom that really needed something. Anything. This is the wall that was keeping me from sharing a full tour of this room.
I know even in magazines, a room tour doesn't mean you have to show every last inch. Mostly we just see the best angles. But my painted dresser is one of my favorite projects to date, and that wall behind it is just too sad to feature. You know you agree.
Many ideas for the wall have come and go. I considered stenciling. After all, any blogger worth her weight in gold has done a superb stenciling project, right? Ha ha. I considered wallpaper too, but I just couldn't commit to either.
I thought I had finally found a solution when I came across the gallery wall I had seen but forgotten on Emily A. Clark's blog.
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During one of my many daily visits to Fab.com, I discovered Heather Mattoon's "Cats in Clothes" art and fell in love. I didn't order it that day (when it was discounted), but found her on Etsy and ordered this set of 12 postcards. They would be my first art for my gallery wall.
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I purchased another piece of art at Fab.com during another visit -- my second piece for my new gallery wall. But ... in true Hollie fashion -- just ask The Mr.-- by the time the second piece of art was shipped, I already had another idea that left the gallery wall in the dust.
Ceiling medallions as wall art!
Remember a couple weeks back when I shared my crush on ceiling medallions? I decided to turn that crush into a relationship. As you saw in that post, I researched every photo I could find with ceiling medallions used on the wall. Strangely, I had forgotten about this one I had pinned a few months ago (and just rediscovered on my "Art-DIY" Pinterest board this afternoon:
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Anyway, after researching all the ceiling medallion wall art installations I could find, I started researching the medallions themselves. Holy cow ... there are so many to choose from, at all price points. They range from just a few inches in diameter to about three feet in diameter.
I probably spent at least a month figuring out what all the options were in the price range and size range I wanted, and then researching where I could find the best price. Then I created a design using PowerPoint so I could figure out what combination of medallions I wanted to use.
Next time I'll tell you more about how I decided on my design and how I created templates on my wall to make sure I was happy with the design before making any purchases. After all, I'm not sure anyone wants to read any longer of a post today!