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April 19, 2011

Silhouette Wall

Sunday was a momentous day: for the first time in the years & years of my collecting (and now months of blogging about) silhouettes, my collection is finally on the wall in my office.  Without further ado, behold:

That is my new DIY'd magnetic board in the centre

I first fiddled with my arrangement on the floor, then used templates to "test" it out on the wall.  But, I ended up shifting around a few as we were hanging anyway. 

Playing with the arrangement before committing

Anyone who has said that a gallery wall is an easy project LIES, or else I am doing it wrong.  It took bloody forever to decide on arrangement, then get everything straight & balanced.  We missed dinner for this project and ate at 9:00p.m!  (Perhaps I am extra cranky because of the frame fiasco).  But, the before & after difference makes me happy enough to forget the headache and tell everyone how easy this was.

The REAL "Before"

The latest "Before"

Here it is, one last time . . .

Still to do: hide the closet track to make my closet-to-nook conversion complete.  We have kept the doors in case the next owners want to convert this back into a closet.  Because we installed new floors when we moved in, there are no holes for the doors on the floor.  Regardless, the doors will be an easy install project should they been needed again.  But I like the openness of the office without a closet and it suits my purposes.

Tomorrow I will tell you about Phase I of my DIY magnetic chalkboard, seen on the silhouette wall.


  1. It's perfect! I love the matching black frames:)

  2. Tanya,
    When I saw the silhouette chalkboard pillow, I immediately thought of you! I think it's my favorite of the entire post. Have a great day! M.

  3. Looks great! What a difference- it's inspiring me to do something in my office!

  4. Looks fantastic! And you've won me over. I now see silhouettes in a whole new light.

  5. oh, how i want to rip down all the sliding closet doors in my house!

    i love the silhouettes. they're so simple and stunning!

  6. It opens up your room having that space as a nook. Your gallery wall looks great too! xx

  7. Looks awesome Tanya. The use of both rectangular and round frames works great, while keeping them in one colour.
    I would not have noticed it was a cupboard! Works great.

  8. I think it looks FABULOUS! Great job! And thanks so much for stopping by and for saying hi. Your blog is great. Looking forward to looking back and seeing more :)

  9. AHHHHHH ITS AWESOME!!! I am so happy you got it up and running and it was totally worth your time because it looks fan-freakin-tastic! Way to go Tanya! :)

  10. Looks amazing! Love how it migrates to the other wall!


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