Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Collage Wall to Change with the Seasons

In the spring,  I experimented with a new collage wall.
This is in my living room, just as you step in the front door -- on one side of the armoire.
I wanted to try a new look {for me} by utilizing most of the whole wall space, hanging things
higher & lower than I normally do.
Overall, I am quite pleased with it.
For some reason, I completely forgot to show you this wall right after I did it, so it's changed a bit now,
but this is how it looked when I first arranged it in the spring.
I have now changed out the nest that is hanging on the oval frame & I'll show you what I put
in it's place in a minute.

I didn't buy a single thing for this collage wall -- which has been my plan for a while now --
creatively making use of what I have instead of accumulating more 'stuff'.

This oval frame came from Goodwill & I sprayed painted it this creamy white.
I've had the bird's nest for years & just threaded a strip of burlap through the back in order to hang it.
This was one of my favorite 'spring' things in the house & I really hated to take it down.

This frame came from the flea market & had the polka dot scrap paper in it when I bought it ...
& it's remained there ever since.
A few years ago, I attached a black wooden letter 'P' to the front, but otherwise,
this frame is usually displayed as is.

Here is a look at the whole little corner.
The hook rack on the wall was hung several years ago as a functional piece for hats, jackets, & coats.
The lamp is old, old, old.
I think we got it right after we were married, so let's say it's at least 21 years old.
A spray painting of black updated the brass ... & I even spray painted the shade a few years back
& added the burlap accessory.
I think I am getting ready to replace the shade entirely,
along with replacing all the shades in the living room.
I'm wanting more of the drum-type shades, I think.

The basket is my least favorite part of this corner.
I'm thinking it needs to darker -- so maybe a coat of spray paint would help?
Either that or a new basket entirely.
It's functional though, holding all our throws & quilts.

As for the little green basket with coral flowers, that was a gift from my sweet friend, Jenny S.
It sat there during the spring for a little pop of color.

The antique ironing board ... well, I just haven't found the perfect spot for it,
so, for now, it's here.
It was my $10 flea market find.
In a booth just over from it was another one almost like it, selling for $100.
I think I got the better bargain ;)

When spring passed & summer began, I changed out the nest & in it's place I hung our family tree.
This was a handmade gift from my friend, Stacy H.
I love it so much.
I moved the oval frame to the other side, replacing one framed pic.

With fall quickly approaching, I'm sure this wall with have an update or two
to include something seasonal again.

That's the fun of a collage wall.
Once you get the main layout & components in place, it's easy to switch out a thing or two
for a new, fresh look.

Thanks for visiting, friends.


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  1. Very nice! I am very partial to the picture of your sons! It takes a special woman to raise 3 sons!! I love pictures of our boys all together! I don't have a collage wall in my house, but this gives me ideas =)

    Have a great day!

    1. Oh thank you so much, Sarah! I am pretty partial myself. They are my heartbeat, for sure! Boys/Sons are a blessing.

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  3. I love coming here and seeing all your inspiration for homes, and hearts. You are such a blessing, Angela. Have a wonderful day!!!

    1. Ashley, you are always speaking words of affirmation & it blesses my heart =) Hope you are doing well.

  4. Angela, Your family is very nice looking. :):) I like the oval frame on that side of the bigger picture. You could stamp your lampshade or tie on some ribbons. xoxo,Susie