Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Deployment Project # 37...Foyer Reveal

Check out my foyer before it got a little TLC....

Just a plain, dull, boring wall....

Until the board and batten was added....(HERE)

I painted the b and  b, refinished my entry way table (you can read about that HERE)....

and had a brand new entry way....

But something was missing.

The wall above looked plain.

It needed something else.

So, I bought three 16x20 frames, and mats to go in the frames. 

To hang them like I wanted, I measured and taped up a piece of paper (the insert that came out of the frame)

Then, with a pencil, I poked a hole in the paper just where I needed the nail to go...once I took down the paper, I had a mark on the wall just where I needed it....


And here is my finish foyer!



 I couldn't decide what I wanted to put in the frames......

So, for now, I have my children's Thanksgiving art work in it....and afterwards, I think I will put some of their Christmas art up. I like this idea because it shows off their work, and I can change it out whenever I want. If it's not a holiday season I can always just put a fun photo or another piece of artwork! 

What a great way to display their work! (and I won't get bored with just ONE photo in there all the time!)



So let's take one more look, shall we???

Here is my foyer BEFORE!


...and AFTER...


Hope you like it as much as I do!!!!!

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Lindy said...

Love your "new" entry. The walls and the art are wonderful. Great job!!!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Paige, that is truly beautiful! I'd love to try board and batten in my master bedroom. Thanks for the inspiration!

Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

Pine Tree Home said...

I really love board and batten. I have to restrain myself from using it everywhere.

Maria said...

I love your recent room makeovers... just fabulously done!

Toni said...

Paige, you did such a great job! I am getting a lot of inspiration from your projects. I need to re-do my foyer, because right now it's a storage area for 3 pieces of furniture that need to go somewhere else. Thanks so much for sharing!

Meg said...

I love it! Great job! I love the idea of rotating children's art work! What a fun way to display their hard work! I have tons of art just sitting in piles because I can't throw them away, but I don't want to hang them up, either. Great idea!

Buddy and Amanda said...

BEAUTIFUL!! that would be great in my kitchen or bath.

Young and Crafty said...

WOW it looks so awesome! I love the board and batten treatment!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Free for All party!

Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

Sausha @ {show and tell} said...

You have done so much since i last checked your blog - i am way behind on my blog reading!

You left me a comment on how to add the facebook link on a post - just go to your facebook page and copy your badge and then paste it on a post - it will link it for ya. make sense?!

ok, i am off to read more of your posts - i am loving the hutch re-do - and the black/white fabric - i need to get me some of that :)

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I'm featuring you at this weeks Link Party. It will post tonight at 8pm CST. You rock! Thanks for Hookin' Up with HoH!

~Allison @ House of Hepworths