Guest Post- Wall Decoration

4 Nov

I was at Lu’s house the other day and she was proudly showing off her latest completed project.

I think it is fab and so I asked her to write a guest post for me.

She can consider this idea well and truly nicked.

Mrs H here. As Mrs B’s lovely readers you may remember a post about a lovely little piece of cross stitch. I am the fortunate recipient off said piece and love it! When she gave it to me I instantly knew where it would hang and suspect that it was up on the kitchen wall before she got home that evening.

As lovely as it is,  it did draw my attention the neighbouring wall which has sat butt naked since the eviction of two shelves.

Lu wall #1

They were evicted because they became like a man-drawer, dedicated to the homing of plasters, batteries and other such tat and in my already confined kitchen this looked unkempt. So in a frantic Anna Ryder-Richardson moment I took them down, filled, sanded and painted the wall all before the man got home from work. That is how the wall has sat for some time but the reminder of my bare wall by the gorgeous gesture of a handmade treasure kick started me thinking….

My default response in times like these is to boil the kettle and hit Pinterest. I scoured the pages and found empty frames on walls and plates on walls.Those ideas made sweet love and resulted in this baby!

The frame (far too big! So cut down to size) from a carboot for £5 and painted with a garden stain tester pot from homebase (I add this because its the only place I’ve found them).

lu wall #2

In the middle we have one very patterned plate to complement the crossstitch and a couple of plain coloured plates from everybody’s favourite blue and yellow shop to complement.

Lu wall #3 Lu wall #4

The result… One happy lady!


One Response to “Guest Post- Wall Decoration”

  1. Pillows A-La-Mode November 4, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    How clever . . . I just love it! 🙂

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