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Thursday, November 7, 2013

31 Days of Decorating with Junk: Becky’s Pallet Wall Art

I finally got to see my sister’s house for the first time the other day, and I was so excited to walk in and see a pallet on the wall!  I didn’t come prepared to take pictures, so we’ll have to settle for my cell phone pics.

pallet wall art

Isn’t it cute?  Her boyfriend stained it and hung it, and Becky accessorized.

I have been known to compulsively rearrange her decorative accessories, but I waited for her to invite me to do it, this time.

gray and yellow living room

She did a pretty good job on her own – I mean, she *tried* to follow the rules.  Behind the sofa, see how there are three accessories on either side?  She tried to use the “odd numbers” rule.  Except those speakers add a 4th item and ruin it visually.

Plus, I don’t like that symmetry.  Three and three.  I’d rather see 1 big item on one side, and three smaller items on the other side.  That creates balance, without symmetry.

Unfortunately, that shelf was too narrow to add anything very big, so I just mixed things up a bit – frames on one side and candle holder thingies on the other.

pallet wall art

And then the frames – these were a lot harder to arrange than I expected.  In the end, we decided to find some nails and hang some frames, just to give us more options.

framed fabric
It’s still not perfect, and looking at it now, I think she should paint that geometric cut out piece (upper right hand corner.)

But overall, I think it’s a great use of that big, blank wall.  Great job, Becky! (And Chris, I suppose he deserves a little credit.)

UPDATE 17 months later - a little redesign, but still just as cute!  (By the way, you should totally follow me on Instagram if you're not already!)
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