Hello everyone! We hope you had a great Fourth of July! We had a great time celebrating with family this holiday.
So, you might be asking, what have we been up to lately? Well… a lot, actually. Keep your eye out for new posts coming soon.
Up first is our recent foyer updates. A few months ago, we started designing a larger layout for our existing foyer photo collage. We finally finished the collage and also added some artwork and and a mirror to our foyer. Since we brought in our (very heavy) 22ft ladder for the collage, we decided to go ahead and hang our artwork and mirror before we put the ladder away again.
You might remember the paper templates I created to map out where we would hang out new additions to our photo collage. Not only did they help us to visually see how we planned to hang the photos, they also served as a way to tell where to place the nail on the wall. Once we hammered the nail hole using the paper template, we removed the paper, put the nail(s) back in the wall and then placed all the photos.
In order to hammer on the wall, we first removed all of the photos and left their nails in the wall. I took a picture (seen above) of all the photos so we would remember how they were arranged. While the frames were down, I swapped a few of the photos for new. After we finished hanging the frames we got out our trusty level.
And here is our finished collage!
Thanks to a friend who told me about the Kirkland’s Friends and Family sale a few months ago, we found a great inexpensive mirror to hang in our foyer and help distribute the light from the window. Here is the empty wall before the mirror:
From the upstairs guest bedroom there is a nice view of the stairs from our new mirror.
In addition to the mirror, we also found an inexpensive painting to hang above my office door. I love the scene in the picture. It’s raining but the bright red umbrella looks so cheery. My mom also said that the couple in the photo remind her of BJ and me. 🙂 I would definitely wear that coat.
Here are a few more photos of our updated foyer, including BJ’s Formula One vintage wooden photo. I posted a photo of it on our Instagram.
How do you dress up a large wall? With photos, artwork, or both?
I love how the collage wraps around the wall – it looks great. I must use the paper trick for adding additions.
Thanks! And the paper templates are definitely helpful when planning out a photo collage. We use paper templates all the time for hanging photos. It saves a lot of time trying to measure out the space.