inspiration, projects

an empty wall…

Unfortunately, our house doesn’t offer a lot of opportunities for wall art. The entire rear wall is mostly windows and the rest tends to be small bits of angled wall interrupted by doors or stairs. Our one large wall is the one I stenciled (shown here) and has a simple mirror to break up the busy pattern.

Recently, we moved around some furniture in order to better showcase this beautiful Amish dry sink we got from my husband’s grandmother.

DRYSINK

 

We had used it upstairs as a changing table but felt like that kept it waaay too hidden for something this great. So, we moved it downstairs into our dining/kitchen area and now right above it is a huge empty wall.

emptywall

 

As soon as I saw it, my wheels started turning…what would I put there? Something wooden/antique? Framed artwork? A shelf for seasonal items? I love gallery walls, but already have one up the stairs – evidenced here.

Then…I remembered seeing an idea while back and wishing I had a spot for it – a plate wall!

I love the vintage look and feel like it could really mesh with our modern farmhouse style. So, I started browsing around the web for some inspiration and found these:

platewallfavs

image sources here, here, here & here

I can’t wait to get started – but this is definitely going to be a work in progress as I watch for plates at thrift stores and slowly build a (cheap) collection that will work. I checked Goodwill today and found nothing that was even remotely cute. This might take me even longer than I had expected! Once I have something to show – I’ll share some pics and prices.

My one dilemma is this: my uber-symetrical brain loves the more organized version, but I feel like the whimsical version that travels up the wall might be a better fit for the shape of my available space. Thoughts? Concerns? Suggestions?

5,115 thoughts on “an empty wall…”

  1. I enjoy you because of all your valuable hard work on this site. My mother enjoys participating in investigation and it is simple to grasp why. My partner and i know all of the compelling tactic you offer informative suggestions on your web blog and as well inspire participation from other ones on the point and our favorite child has always been learning a lot. Have fun with the rest of the new year. You have been doing a tremendous job.

  2. A lot of thanks for each of your efforts on this web page. Kim delights in doing research and it is obvious why. We hear all about the compelling manner you offer precious information on the web site and invigorate response from some others on this content plus our own princess has always been learning so much. Enjoy the rest of the new year. You’re the one doing a tremendous job.

  3. I want to point out my passion for your generosity giving support to men and women that really want assistance with this theme. Your personal dedication to getting the message all around had been quite invaluable and has specifically empowered employees much like me to get to their aims. Your invaluable suggestions entails much a person like me and still more to my office workers. Regards; from all of us.

  4. I have to convey my passion for your generosity giving support to women who need help on this important topic. Your personal dedication to getting the message all over came to be extremely productive and have always encouraged women much like me to arrive at their ambitions. Your amazing important information indicates a great deal to me and even further to my peers. Warm regards; from all of us.

  5. Hi, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, very good blog!|

  6. A lot of thanks for each of your efforts on this web site. Betty takes pleasure in making time for investigations and it’s really easy to see why. My partner and i know all concerning the compelling medium you give important steps via the website and therefore strongly encourage contribution from visitors on the area of interest while our own daughter is becoming educated a lot. Take pleasure in the rest of the year. You have been doing a splendid job.

  7. Thank you so much for writing this info, I saved the website. I’m furthermore in search of info on canon printer software, are you aware where I can come across a thing such as this? I’ll return soon!

  8. The subsequent time I learn a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I do know it was my option to read, but I truly thought youd have something fascinating to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about one thing that you can fix when you werent too busy in search of attention.

  9. Great beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your site, how can i subscribe for a blog website? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea

  10. I believe that is one of the such a lot important info for me. And i am glad studying your article. However should observation on few common issues, The web site style is perfect, the articles is actually excellent : D. Excellent task, cheers|

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *