Thursday, April 10, 2014

Graphic Wall Treatment Before/After

It's done! This little, okay huge, project has been sitting unfinished for the longest time. High spots and funky angles (on the tall wall to the right) had me dragging my feet on wrapping things up, but last weekend I kicked it into high gear and got 'er done.

Pretty sure I said this in the first post about this wall, but John really outdid himself this time! Can I just take a minute to brag on him?! His patience and attention to detail are impeccable. Now, my patience when it came to waiting for the work to be done, is a whole other story. ;) 

Do you remember what things looked like when we moved in? One, big golden blank space...

BEFORE:

AFTER:
You may also remember that our original plan was to leave the wall on the right blank then continue the diamond pattern onto the wall on the left. Well, John was concerned I wouldn't be happy with the transition (around the corner) and I started to get a little concerned that that much pattern might lend itself to being too busy, so the idea of stripes was born.

We simply followed the width of the existing piece and carried it on along the wall. I like how it looks like giant arrows pointing to the crazy cool graphic pattern as the main attraction.

Lots of interesting lines going on, right? Did you notice how the visual line carries from the far left wall on through to the stairs? It's details like this that others may never notice but they truly solidify the overall design in my mind.

I struggled with how to accessorize this space since I wanted your attention to be mainly on the wall. I searched high and low then finally ran across these old luggage racks at an Antique Mall in Austin and I was sold. They give the illusion of a bench but take up much less visual space yet they're still functional if someone needs to lay a purse or bag on them when they've just entered our house.

See how the wall on the right extends all the way to the second floor? Yeah, that was the booger wall that held up completion of this project. Scaffolding sure would have been nice!

And, one last look at the transition and dimension that this treatment brings to our entry. We used 3/4" MDF and I love the depth it adds to the walls.

I think it's safe to say, we're putting our stamp on this house one project at a time!

Linking up to: East Coast Creative

16 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

holy moly, dana! you have outdone yourself! you are amazing!

Dominique Paolini said...

Wow. This looks SO good. How unique and creative! Mad props for originality.

pam {simple details} said...

Speechless!!!!! What a stunning first impression and statement! You two are crazy talented, your ideas and implementation are beyond compare! I knew you'd put your stamp on your new home but this is remarkable, my friend!!

Bonnie Getchell said...

Love, love, love, love, love. Did I say that I love it? Because I do.

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries

Haley said...

This looks great!!! I like the stripes on the side rather than the pattern continuing over.

Charisse WHG said...

Dana, it looks fantabulous. So much so that I think I would leave the front wall empty and fully visible and maybe move a display or vignette to either side?? Great job!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

DANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those stripes were pure divine inspiration!! What a perfect way to transition without leaving it blank or cluttering everything up. YOU. ARE. AMAZING. AND it kinda looks like it was supposed to be there from the very beginning, which is truly the highest level of design. Seriously mind blowing.

Melissa Clark said...

Holy cow! That looks totally awesome and amazing!!! I love it!!! Way to go!!!!

gina said...

That is unbelievable! Great job!

Susan M. said...

Amazed and speechless.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Absolutely stunning, Dana and rockstar husband!! Are you so happy now for the crazy house search that finally brought you here? This house is perfect for you and I love how you're making it shine with your personality!

Joan said...

That is amazing, super clever and gorgeous!!

Jen (House of Ruby Jean) said...

Amazing! New to your blog!

jess@Hillcountry Homebody said...

Gorgeous my friend! You out do yourself every time! That man REALLY loves you!

Shannon said...

Luggage racks - smart!!

http://www.preciouslyme.com/ said...

Wow! This wall is absolutely stunning!!!

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