Friday, February 11, 2011

Wall Art

I was really inspired by this. Enough to make one of my own...
The wood veneer she used in the above project reminded me of Formica samples(free from Home Depot) I had laying around in my stash. So I got to work...
I printed out 30 of my recent favorite photographs in sepia. (Note: the above photograph is a collage of the pictures I used, but I ended up not using that one in the finished project.) Using a simple adhesive runner, I placed my photographs right on top of the Formica samples, and sanded the edges off for a perfect fit.

While I worked, I placed them on a table and started to arrange them. I opted to not include the holes (although I love how it looked in the original picture.) I then mounted them on my wall without measuring (shocking!) and used Command Adhesive on the backs. Worked like a charm!
And my finished work:
I love how it turned out!



24 comments:

Gina Ponce said...

WOW what an awesome idea. looks fabs! How did you hang them up? Nail them to the wall?

Michelle*G said...

What a cool idea! I love the finished product and can't wait to do something like this! Thanks for the tutorial!

melissac said...

Your creativity is INCREDIBLE!!!!! I need you to become my interior designer!! Looking forward to seeing you on the 19th. Blessings and Hugs!!

Trish said...

@Gina--I hung them up using Command strips like these:

http://www.industrysearch.com.au/Products/3M-Command-Wall-Mounting-Solutions-7134

Hope that helps!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

OMG this is the cutest! I am so doing this!

Amy said...

Uh oh---I just heard that Lowe's and Home Depot put out an APB on all scrapbookers entering their stores in the immediate area! I can just see all your readers now sneaking out of home improvement stores with their pockets stuffed, and the manager scratching his/her head thinking, "I wonder what happened to all our samples...." Of course, I'll be leaving with my pockets bulging too. Such a cool idea.

Deb said...

Fantastic job, Trish! Thanks for sharing this great idea with us!

P.S. Hope you're feeling better.

jamie said...

that is beautiful!
what size are the photo mounts?
i love it!

BabyBokChoy said...

love this idea, love it!

janet said...

I am doing this! Yours turned out so great! Love it!

Scrapthat said...

VERY cool!
What size are the samples...the ones here in Canada are about 1"X 2 1/2" yours look larger.
Love the command idea!

curlyqmosaics said...

This is truly gorgeous! TFS!

Laura T. said...

The wall looks AWESOME - what a great idea!

Trish said...

The size of the chips are 3.5 x 5.5 approximately. The finished area is about 20"x 36". Hope that helps!

Tami said...

omgoodness, i love, love, love did i say love this . . . i want to do this, so beautiful!!!!!

borcherding said...

Oh for the LOVE!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely stunning!!

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness!! LOVE this, Trish. You are SO creative. Thanks for sharing!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Oh, how beautiful! You are so creative and crafty!

Andrea said...

that's a great looking project! I love how you used the formica veneers - looks great!

Laina Lamb said...

Insanely cool idea. Genius.

Brandi said...

Super cool! I have a whole stack of those in that size leftover from when we were building our house (I may or may not have gotten one of every color thinking I could use them on a scrappy project! LOL!)I will definitely be copying this!

Chris said...

What a fabulous project. I hope to do something similar this spring, once I find out if we're moving or not. It would be cool to do in the kids rooms, too, photographing their favorite things, artwork, etc

reynolf oliveros said...

have you ever heard about formica samples? just wnna ask though...

Esmeraldawckr said...

WOW what an awesome idea. looks fabs! How did you hang them up? Nail them to the wall?