Thursday, September 29, 2011

my funky photo wall



When we first moved in this room gave me some trouble.  I had zero inspiration.  I had the furniture and all the stuff, but something was just missing.  Then one day out of nowhere the idea came.



I finally had vision.  There were to be telephone poles in my funky red room...and pictures hanging on pretend wire and it was going to be painted with chalkboard paint and it was going to be COOL!





So I got busy painting.  Put some of our favorite words on there.



Used cool nails to drape the string across, and VOILA...
 

A really cool wall to display some of our favorite family photos and memories.  I  hung them with little tiny clothes pins, so they are easy to switch out.  It's a little different.  But I like different. 




I'd love to find a big round rug with a black and white pattern or something with turquoise in it.  Just waiting for the right rug and the right time.  Maybe I'll make one.  I use to paint floorcloths.  It's been forever, but that might just do the trick;)  Don't you just love it when inspiration strikes?  So tell me how do you display your photos??




Have a blessed day.






130.  SUNSHINE
131.  early release for the chicks
132.  pumpkin bread from a friend;)
133.  peanut butter pie
134.  not crying in my class today.


135.  my baby giraffe;)





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71 comments:

  1. You are so talented. So creative. Wow. LOVE the room. Especially the wall. I bet that is going to be HUGE on pinterest. Except we would need you to come to all of our houses to do it. Wanna take a trip to Scotland? ;-)

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  2. SHUT UP!!!! NO WAY!!! You just kill me with your creativity. So amazing and fun. By the way, hate to tell you this but it's starting to look like home.

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  3. brilliant! you have the BESTEST ideas, my girl. :) love your new digs, and how you're nestling right in.

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  4. Love it - you have such a creative mind, Becky! And that light!!! The scale of it is fabulous.

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  5. That is totally awesome!!
    So funky and fun!:)
    Love how easy it is to switch out the photos...who likes messing with all those frames and glass!:)
    And taht is one cool light fixture too.
    Thanks for the inspiration
    have a happy day becky

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  6. Looks GREAT! I have to admit: sometimes, in the log cabin, I miss having regular, flat walls. (I haven't even one.) It does take away almost all the guesswork in wallish decoration, and it is (dusty, but otherwise) easy upkeep. But it makes changing things up and being creative a little more challenging!

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  7. Such a great idea, so very creative! And I'm glad you didn't cry in your class! :-)

    Kat :)

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  8. Now how cute is that wall. I love the whole room. You are creative. So much fun. I have a really skinny wall with pictures of the grandchildren. I also have some keys and a couple crosses on that wall. When our house was listed I did the depersonalizing. I still haven't brought out all the pictures.

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  9. I LOVE that wall of pictures.
    LOVE it.

    and your baby giraffe. :)

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  10. I LOVE THAT!!!! Such a great idea! I may borrow it! ;o)

    I don't display my pictures on my walls.... I just never could get it right! So they are propped up everywhere else... but this just may be the inspiration I need!

    LOVE the baby giraffe!

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  11. oh goodness becky!!! that giraffe!!! how cute!!!! Your photo wall is perfect for you! I don't know anyone who enjoys photos more than you! i hope you have such a fabulous day today! I love you very much! oh ps i need your address again... I lost it. :(

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  12. Oh, I LOVE it! Feel free to head over to my place ANY day and work your magic!!

    XOXO,
    Angie from Ohio

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  13. what a great idea!!! you are just the bees knees in the decor department. who has painted on decor on their walls 2 months after they move in!? can't wait to see it all in real life someday :)

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  14. I don't display my pictures on my walls.... I just never could get it right! this just may be the inspiration I need!

    check insurance

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  15. Looks GREAT! I like the hydro pole and wire idea! And easy to change photos, that's a thumbs up! Can't wait unitl you find the just right rug - that's such a satisfiying thing! ;)

    Great minds think alike - we've got a photo wall too - but mine is in frames and can kinda drive me crazy to constantly streighten them! :p But when we decided to stay and 'really live' in our home, it was the first thing I did. It really makes a house a home - adorning it in photos - nice to see more of your home! ♥

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  16. Becky, see now this is one of the many reasons why I follow you , your ideas are FAbUloUs!
    I love how you are finding YOU in your home..
    BTW loves your giraffe!
    Hugs Dawn

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  17. PS> Sorry for the double posting -blogger was acting up on me! :P Oh AND I was going to say, but completely forgot on my earlier comment, I LOVED your painted drop cloth rug from earlier posts of yours...I'm just saying...... ;)

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  18. Fabulous idea! Lovin the red room, one of my favorite colors~Cheers Kim

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  19. Seriously....that wall is stinkin' awesome! Nice job. I guarantee you there will be more walls like this across the country now.
    Now, I'm going to pin it....so hopefully that will send more visitors your way. :)

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  20. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the room so much! It's gorgeous! And the picture wall is so awesome...are the pictures just regular pictures or are they on something to protect them? It looks almost like thin canvases but it's hard to tell from the picture. You inspire me so much with your creativity! Have a blessed rest of your week :)

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  21. I love the feel in that room. The soft gray with pops of red and I love the guitar hanging on the wall too. It's like an elegant room with eclectic, edgy vibe that makes it comfortable. You did GOOD, and your baby giraffe is to die for. I'm so glad you shared. I can't wait to see the rest of your rooms!

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  22. I love the giraffe. And the picture display, it really completes the room. I haven't come up with a good way to display our photos yet.

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  23. seriously cute room. yay!

    and the giraffe is so sweet.

    xo ellie

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  24. Hi Becky! I've never commented on your blog before, but I've been following for quite some time now.;) I'm starting to feel like I know you through talking with Alicia, following your pinterest, and of course reading on here and praying for you and your fam with all of your life changes recently. I also adore your artwork and etsy stuff!!
    Thank you so much for all of your inspiring words and I totally admire how you hold on to God and His promises! God has totally blessed you in the creativity department! :)

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  25. painted drop cloth rug?! you best get on that. : )

    you are a wealth of creative inspiration. i think you eat, sleep and breathe creativity.

    i obviously adore your funky foto wall!

    baby giraffe is a cutie!!!

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  26. Oh, I love it!! What a fabulous unique idea! What a cool room! :)

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  27. That is so adorable! I love having photos of things that make me happy all over my house too. I definitely need to think outside the box for a cute way to display them like this!

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  28. Love the giraffe. And your photo wall, it really completes the room. I haven't come up with anything creative to do with my photos.

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  29. I adore what you're doing with your darling new home, Becky!
    Such cute, original ideas. :-)

    Love you, friend.

    Anne

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  30. YOU!!!! Are ah-mazing. Come one down to Texas anytime for a visit...I'll let you decorate my whole house. However you wish....

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  31. Adore it completely! What a fun way to display pictures.

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  32. THAT is Awesome! I absolutely LOVE it!

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  33. I love pictures displayed in unique ways!!! Awesome! You might just get pinned! ;)

    Here's a cool rug idea I saw on pinterest (since you are not a stranger to paint or DIY)

    http://pinterest.com/pin/126024553/

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  34. I love your wall. You are so talented & creative. God has truly blessed you in your talents!

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  35. God has truly blessed you with your talents! Love the wall

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  36. well, aren't you creative!!? looks simply fabulous, doll!

    i've seen some coll rug painting ideas at tator tots and jello latley... have fun, hope that creative inspiration continues to flow for ya!! :)

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  37. oops, i meant COOL ideas... doh!

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  38. How do I display photos? Let's see...I use boring old frames! Look at you girl, you are amazingly gifted, talented and creative. I am sooooo impressed. That room is beautiful. Love that hanging light fixture. Did you ever mention where you got it? I might have missed that. I'd love to know because it rocks!

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  39. Loooovveee that photo idea wall! Such a awesome idea and one everyone will leave talking about when they visit. (that light hanging in the middle is gorgeous) And your little giraffe is so sweet! I love giraffes and zebras and have a giraffe painting somewhere put away that I did a few years ago. You have inspired me to get her back out and maybe frame her instead of hiding her away.

    Becky's creative side is back in full swing I'd say. YAY!!!

    ♥Lee Ann

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  40. What a fabulously creative idea!

    I love that Ikea pendant, and the guitar on the wall and the adorable chair (I have a really ugly one that looks like your cute one...that needs to be recovered - gotta get on that!)
    xo
    Ashlyn

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  41. Oh my gosh, I LOVE that! What a fun and unique idea.

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  42. We moved into our brand new home almost 3 years ago. After seeing how far you have come in just a few months, I see that I am stuck in a rut. Maybe someday....
    Your HOME is wonderful and homey and so you. Thanks for letting us peak into your home.

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  43. Oops. Forgot to tell you...LOVE the baby giraffe.
    Also, are you going to put any of your pictures on Pinterest? I hope you do.

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  44. What a very original and fun way to dress up your wall. I love it. It looks fun and whimsical!

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  45. Your baby giraffe is adorable ~ I love him! Liking your wall too Becky ~ what a great idea and it is funky. I have an old window that I want to find the perfect pictures for ~ I am boring ~ frames on the wall kind of girl. Happy week-end. xo

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  46. Very very creative and funky-- both of which I love. I have long wanted to paint faux Timberframe Post and Beam on my husbands office wall. The problem is I get all these great ideas in my head but I have limited (that's a nice way to say ZERO) artistic abilities. I may have to nail scrap lumber to the walls to accomplish my vision.... hmmm......

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  47. So creative Becky! Seriously, it's so you! And that giraffe is full of cuteness!!!!

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  48. love the telephone poles! some birds would look nice up there! i could send you some! i do believe they're fixin' to head your direction any how! ;)

    that baby giraffe is SO cute! & here i thought you were a house painter? the move must have brought our your wild side! ;)

    oh & one more thing ~ i've still been reading, i really have! my phone is just being difficult in the comment department!!!

    have a GREAT weekend!!!

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  49. Wow girl you have been on fire lately! Your designs are just flowing! I am adoring watching this house become a home.

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  50. Love, love, love your funky photo wall! I wish I had your creative bone!

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  51. Brilliant!!!!! It looks amazing!!!! Love!!!!!!!
    xo,
    Lulu

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  52. Wow Becky... you are SO TALENTED. What a gift to be able to pull together a room that is so beautiful, courageous and, well, downright stunning. Kudos on another cutie painting :)

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  53. Funky and . . . beautiful.

    And another room done . . .yipee.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  54. What an awesome idea! Different is my new favorite :)

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  55. Your photo wall is adorable and so unique! Love that idea!

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  56. Your wall is adorable ... Love it! New follower

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  57. i seriously love that room, Becky...and the telephone poles? brilliant. can't wait to see more of your new place!!

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  58. LOVE it... don't you find that when you're sad, you feel the most creative? or is that just me? i love you girl. praying his joy for you.

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  59. Can I just say... LOOOOVE the picture wall!!!!!! Totally Freakin' Ingenious!! It was SO Great meeting you today at the Sweet Tea Social. I really hope we can all get together again real SOON!!

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  60. hi there! just a quick thought/question...i want to have some pics printed from a photo shoot the kids did before we left. i just remembered this cool thing you did...what are those photos printed on? just regular photo paper or what? just want to know what to order...thanks :) xo, a.

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  61. This is seriously incredible.

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