My "art wall" is up. (Yaayyy. It's about time!) This project has been pending since march this year. I was waiting to collect a few nice pieces of artwork, posters and such. The wait could have gone on indefinitely but the empty wall was grating on my mind. Come november 2010, I decided it was time to DO something.
Let's look at some befores.
Left: Before before Right: Before
We are talking years apart befores. The one on the right was more recent but temporary.
Oh dear, the making of the art wall was tedious. Look at what I had to work with before even thinking of hanging frames. Moisture attacks(tropical climate and leakages in the rooftop drainage system, which involved the hiring of a mason to repair the exterior concrete ) and chipped paint from ripping off contact paper.
Oh and a hole, yes a hole in the wall when sanding the wall surface. Side effects of moisture attacks=brittle cement. I repaired this one myself (especially since I was the one behind the incident, but shush don't tell anyone hehe) with some cement paste and then primed and painted. It had to be done over a few days to allow things to dry well.
Except the teenie bird cage-qui vient de Daiso- everything is DIY. How do you like my shout-out for your blogs?:) Ahh sadly, I'm no graphic designer. You might recognise a home tour featured on Marie Claire Maison? I ripped that photo of a design studio off a back issue. Love it. Also, it doesn't hurt that the colors work well with the rest. The floral motif is actually a fabric, although I've been asked twice already if I did the painting! I wish I wish. The crayon drawing is not actually my drawing, it's an illustration from one of my favorite books, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, with a quote from another of my favorite books-the scene where Darcy declares his love to Elizabeth-Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I liked the idea of using illustrations from books and also did this. p.s: Don't worry I didn't massacre any book for the sake of interior design;)
My accent wall color is looking extremely peculiar in this photo, it's NOT pink in real life. Petunia in VIP Satin by Mauvilac is more of a purplish red with pink undertones.
Next, figuring out where to place what...
I never showed you the before/after of the battered office table, did I?
The table was moved to another corner to become a craft station & the shelves repurposed...
Ripping out things can be fun you know. I'm just sayin.
I posted these on L'Atelier in October.
All photos: LiveYourStyle
That's it for now. I am very happy with the summery feel of the overall look. It will stay put for a while. However, we all know our homes are always works-in-progress. Right?!