Tuesday, September 13, 2011

[ art grouping reveal ]

AFTER A whole lot of measuring, marking, measuring, marking.... I finally completed the art grouping above our sofa! whew!


I won't lie - it was a very time-consuming project to get everything framed, and accurately measured. But thank goodness for the Command Strips!


While they do take time to use {you have to wait about an hour between putting up the strip and hanging the pic on it}, being able to adjust everything later was a life-saver.

We didn't have the option to use nails because of our concrete walls, but even if we could, I probably still would have used these strips to avoid multiple nail holes and the ability to cleanly remove them when we move without evidence of them ever being hung there {brilliant!}.


Not bad... fairly straight!


And what do you think of the new cushions?
2 grainsack DIYs, a Pottery Barn "coral" cushion and 2 striped PB covers on clearance, I think they pick up the colours in the pics nicely.

I think they work well on the linen sofa but will look equally as good once I get the white slipcover made. I'll share more of the living room later on.


This project was definitely worth the effort - it makes an impact and does a good job of filling a large area.

And picking up frames on sale and using my own photographs makes it a cheap and cheerful DIY {total cost: about $100}.

One wall down, many more blank ones to fill!

lisa


 

21 comments:

Aleutie said...

Everything is really pretty, and I love the colors and textures on the pillows.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love it....photos look great and pillows great combo!
Starting to feel like home....!

Melissa {AllSewnUp} said...

beautiful! the pillows and art complement each other so well, all your work and planning pays off ;)

jeanette from everton terrace said...

So well appointed - just great. Smart move on those tape things. I have a few nail holes as evidence that I should have tried them out :)

Meeling said...

Very pretty...loving the muted color palette.

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Love, love, love it all! Aren't those command hooks the best?!

carolyn said...

wow! you have so much patience! i've adopted the "purposefully" scattered and asymmetrical look to avoid exactly this process. bravo to you, it looks great :)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

It looks wonderful, Lisa!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Barn Weddings said...

Simple style's and designs. Those pillows was just a perfect match to that sofa. Love it!

Barbara@HausDesign said...

It looks so soothing - well done!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

The wall looks superb - I love the idea of using your own photographs! Glad to have found you through Good Life Wednesdays at A Beach Cottage...your site is wonderful.

Have a beachy week,
Marie

Beach Coast Style said...

oh wow love the way your photo hanging art came out so neat! and of course I love the cushions.

christine, just bella said...

This turned out so gorgeous!! I've got a similar one with photos from our honeymoon in Italy. The symmetry of this just makes me happy, nice job!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The photos look great! All that measuring would make me cranky! I love the soft soothing colors you are using. Your room does have a really great sophisicated beachy look. Can't wait to see more!

Natalie Cross said...

fabulous! love the colors and the photos! i just came across your blog and it's lovely!

i'm featuring this post today on mine!
http://beachhouseinthecity.blogspot.com

All things nice... said...

Wow you really have patience and an eye for style. This looks amazing :) Keep up the good work and enjoy the weekend :)

All things nice...

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Great job. This looks so fresh and stylish.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Great job on hanging your photo arrangement. It sure isn't easy! Love your pillows too. Looks so cozy!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Perfect!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

So worth all of the effort! It looks fantastic :)

SHERRY HART said...

Lisa, you might think I am crazy but I just discovered those sticky thingys this weekend...it has changed my life. Looks perfect!

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