Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Taking Up Space

Our guest room is finally coming to a point where I'm not embarrassed for people to sleep in there.  Yesss!  

Remember Barney??  Well, Barney has been gone for a while, but the area above the bed was painfully empty.  I have hopes of making a headboard someday, but there was still a lot of wall to cover.

So I decided on my go-to cover-a-lot-of-space-cheaply trick - frames collage!  Basically, as I referred to in this post - my budget was $0, with the added obligation of using some of the stuff I had accumulated.  Luckily, I had a bunch of black frames, which fit in with the colors of the room.

I wanted the "theme" (how artistic!) of this wall to be trips.  So in theory, every picture up there is representative of a vacation.  Then I had some tree images (the main one from Ikea), one from my godmother's husband, and one that I took myself on a trip to Asheville.  So - the theme got amended to trees and trips.  Close enough.

I didn't want to do straight black and white, so there's some color in there.  Non-uniform?  Maybe.  Too bad.

Our wall is representin'  Charleston, Asheville, Mexico, St. Lucia (via Tony's parents), and Turks and Caicos.  I hope to add more as I go, hopefully more dimensional art (I'm thinking coins, paper money, cool trinkets, etc). 

The room is getting there!  I just need to jazz up the one corner and get new blinds, and we'll be set.  Come on over! 


  1. It's lookin good!! Is that reversible bedding? If so, awesome choice, I like the mix of the prints between the cover and shams.

  2. thanks! yes, it is reversible - i like the medallion looking side best - but unfortunately, our dogs like to lay up there when no one is home, and the white has gotten a little dirty...

  3. Looks great! I love your picture frame collage. It is the perfect addition for above the bed.

  4. Nice job! It really looks great!

  5. This looks so great. I love the mix of colors and the photo wall. I also really like the black shelf! Can I visit? ;)

  6. Oooh I love your work! The walls look great!


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