Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tarnished Treasures

You may remember this photo from Christmas. I am only re-posting it as a before picture. My house is a small house but most the rooms are open to the rest of the house and the living room/ dinning room area has ridiculously tall gable ceilings so it doesn't feel as small as it is. The problem is all that blank wall up there

So in the dinning area I have a set of cabinets that I use as a "sideboard" and above that hangs an antique print of roses that I love!
Above that is lots of wall!
I had this ridiculousness small iron scroll hanging there but it just looked lost with all that wall above.

So last week I got to digging around in the cupboards and collecting what ever I could find that was silver and this is what I came up with. Some of the pieces had some tarnish already but I think I will like it much better when it has had time to really darken.

First I laid them out on the floor. I moved things around until I came up with a design I liked. Then I took a picture of it so I could remember how it had been laid out.

Then I used the command mounting adhesives to stick them to the wall. Three of the pieces are footed so I had to use Herculie's hooks to attach them.

8 comments:

h e a t h e r said...

How super cleaver!!

craftattack said...

This looks great! Wish my rooms were a bit higher!

Jan said...

Beautiful and looks GREAT!

Carolyn said...

Inka, only you would come up with this clever idea. Why store beautiful silver pieces when you can display them as a wall focal point. Can't wait to see the wall transformation.

1CardCreator said...

Wow, what a gorgeous piece Inka! ~Diane

artworks_studio said...

I think you are my long lost twin sister! I love it!

Lynn Stevens said...

You do the most amazing things with stuff!! Awesome !!

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

This is such a good idea.