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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Attempting To Bring The Outside In. Taa--Daa!

http://countrywingsinphoenix.blogspot.com made this suggestion and I think I like it!! I cut one of my suede belts put double back tape on them and tucked them between the photos.... Really, what do you think?
Here is what I did with the photos from our trip. Everyone around here thinks this arrangement looks nice. Personally I think it's missing something. Maybe a twig swag over the top? Any ideas? You can't hurt my feelings with your suggestions! I used my wood burning kit to write the name of our cabin in this piece of wood. I cut down some photos, burned the edges of them and used Mod Podge glue to adhere them to the wood.

Here are some of the rocks my husband collected from Fightingtown Creek..I collect pinecones from everywhere and am trying to figure out how to display them. ??

I typed the name of the Creek, printed it out, cut it down and glued it in the center of this frame.

Yes, I arrange my photos on the floor the way I want them on the wall. Here are the photos from Anna Ruby Falls.

Burned the name of the falls on this piece of wood. I cut out the information about the falls from the brochure burned the edges of it and Mod Podged it along with a cut down photo of the falls.

I was so inspired by the cabin look that I want to have that look in our home. Lucky for me our home is built with Cypress and brick with hardwood floors. Our living room is trimmed in Merlot (shade of red) our funiture is a light shade of green so I should be able to pull this off.....with suggestions from ALL of you!! Gotta make curtains......!!

23 comments:

Jamie and Randy said...

It's looks like a nice arrangement to me. You could always put a swag up there and if it's too much just take it back down.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I think it looks great.

That is the kind of arrangement that can grow over the years as more photos can be added and more 'finds' can be displayed. I've seen people's walls covered floor to ceiling with photos and stuff they want to remember and show off.
Marnie

tina said...

You are most creative. I think it looks great.

George said...

I think you've done a wonderful job of bringing the outside into your home. I really like what you've done with your wood-burning kit. Very, very nice.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You go girl! Very very creative, and beautiful family memories. I am loving this.

Jen

Becca's Dirt said...

Darla - you sound so excited. And you should after all the pretty and creative ways you captured your fun trip. I love the look of your arrangements. Going for the rustic look - use lots of old wood to make furniture or accent pieces. Sounds lovely to me.

Lois said...

Wow Darla you are doing a great job all by yourself! I like everything so far. My cousin lives in a log house over in Pinetta and she has done some interesting things with old black and white family photos and antique frames on her walls. I'm not quite so creative!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I think they look GREAT, Darla... I'm more of a plain-jane and don't want TOO much to distract from the overall look.

Glad you loved Blue Ridge. It is a gorgeous place.
Hugs,
Betsy

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I think it's looking great. I love that cabiny feel too, just so cozy and comfortable.

Dirt Princess said...

Very nice. If you think it needs something, try some rustic (small) candle labras (sp?). Maybe on each side of the wood. That is such a great idea. Your family can enjoy such great memories. If I had that wood burning kit I would be dangerous!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

OOhh! I love the rustic look. I think that the three pictures on each side of your center need connecting. I would buy some burlap or use leather and cut strips to connect (or have the look of connecting) from the top to the second pic, and from the second pic to the third. This makes the outside look solid, not open and will focus more on your middle(Center piece area). No I am no decorator by any means, just a suggestion. Country Hugs, Sherry

Dorothy said...

Looks good to me! I like what you did with the wood-burning kit! Nice way to preserve the memories.

Martha said...

I think it looks great! :-)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Honey! I think it just looks divine. It seems to finish it. It gives a divider from the wall, and then showcases your center. I really do like it. I am so happy you liked my suggestion. Oh Happy Dayyyyy!! Have a great one. Come back any time. I love having my blog friends visit. Country Hugs sweetie, Sherry

Tootsie said...

I think this is the first time I have visited you that I didn't see some sensational shots of flowers!!! Yet...I leave feeling wowed!!! You did a great job...and it is all original..I like the belt in between the frames..it pulls them together...It looks very nice and will bring back all the memories of your trip when you see it!!!

My Mother's Garden said...

I like your wall arrangement, it looks like a nice way to post your memories. Love the way you used the wood burning kit to write on the wood.

Susie said...

I like it as it is Darla. I didn't know you were as creative inside as you are out. I wish I had some of that talent.

Shellmo said...

I love how those photos look!! I have a grouping of photos too - it's a perfect addition to the "Cabin Look!"

Valerie said...

I love love love what you have done. I am just like you I love the cabin look. I don't have any window treatments in my house, just blinds. The cabin we stayed in has a limb for a curtain rod and the cutest window treatments. Anyway that is what I want to do.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: It is very woodsy and I enjoy the look. Maybe a piece of driftwood in the pattern would add.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I like The Fishing Guys driftwood idea.
But for me, I usually leave it as is for awhile, until I get an idea, or see something I would like to add.

perennialgardener said...

What a nice memory wall of your trip with hubby! A swag would be a nice addition if you choose. I like it just the way it is. :)

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