Wall Collage: Tell Your Story (UPDATED with Paint!)

It's Thursday! As in Throwback Thursday, y'all!

So I was thinking I would revisit some of my old posts and feature them again only with an update.

I'm starting with my wall collage post for our boudoir. You can find the deets at the link below.




wall collage hanging pictures arrangement

This collage of "us" happened on accident. I had all of these things separately hanging through my house. I really wanted some kind of wall art with our initials or some kind of word art. Then I found the You & Me picture on an end cap at Target and it all kind of fell into place. 

The large mosaic mural is done by my mom and it's a Day of the Dead bride and groom that I had been begging for. It took me five years to get it out of her but I succeeded into talking bullying her into giving it to me. 

The bouquet is my original wedding bouquet. I'm not in love with it but it made it this long without turning into potpourri dust, I couldn't just throw it away after almost eight years and five moves. It earned its spot on the wall.

The picture above is of my husband and I on our wedding day when we first saw each other.

wall collage pictures hanging arrangment

So the entire time I'm putting this together in my old house I'm thinking - I wish I could paint! But I didn't paint because painting is not my strength. Frankly, it scares me. There are too many colors to choose from and I'm afraid I'll pick the wrong one!

But while hanging my bedroom wall collage I was fantasizing about a grey room. No, not prison wall grey. A light charcoal. It's currently my favorite color of EVERYTHING. I mean, except for pink. Pink will always and forever get love from me but I wouldn't paint my bedroom walls in pink, let's be real.

When we moved I still wasn't tired of this wall collage and I still really loved it. But my husband and grandparents offered to paint the new house, which was covered in a fresh paint of mint green. It was okay, definitely not as horrid as it sounds. I just didn't want the whole, entire house to be covered in it. 

So I got my light charcoal bedroom walls, guys. And it's glorious. Behold.


charcoal walls collage hanging photos

Excuse my husband's feet. He was laying on the floor and I didn't realize when I took the picture that his feet made their debut. And I'm still using this picture because I really don't care and kind of like his feet there.

wall collage

Oh, hey! There's a giant sand dollar in that wall collage. Didn't notice it against that white wall? Neither did I! But now I do because it's not washed out. It came from one of our trips to Rocky Point right after we were married.

light grey walls collage hanging pictures

There you have it! 

Proof that color changes everything.






20 comments:

  1. I love the crap out of that color, what is it????

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    1. I feel really kind of embarrassed that I don't remember and kept no paint cards or anything! All I know is I got it at Walmart. And it's in the greys. We held it up to our white headboard and measured whether it would be too dark, finally agreed on a grey. If I find it I'll post it! But I love the crap out of it, too!

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  2. I love the collage ... I've been wanting to do one in our hallway forever, but the thought of having to like, measure shit and make sure stuff is level overwhelms me.

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    1. Oh, I totally get that. I tried to do my living room collage just like they tell you to do on Pinterest and it kind of turned into a mis-measured disaster. So I just did the point and click method. And when I say point and click and mean point and hammer. And then I decided whether it looks cooked. And then I put 37 holes in the wall. It's great fun!

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  3. Ok grey is not a color I would think to use in any room but this one looks great!! I love how it contrasts perfectly with your bedding!! Also the wall collage is perfect because it shows different aspects of you and your husband's life together. I've been wanting to so a few in different rooms...thanks for the extra motivation :)

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    1. I'm addicted to the wall collage. I mentioned in the original blog post that I was watching Nate Berkus show and he said if you have a collection of something to group it together and instead of having scattered pictures throughout the house, designate one wall for all pictures and...you guessed it....make a collage! I love all those ideas!

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  4. What an amazing idea! I did something similar with my artwork to inspire me to draw more, but I hadn't thought of moving it to other rooms. Thanks for sharing, I absolutely love what you've done!

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    1. Thank you! I mentioned above that I got the idea from Nate Berkus who suggested grouping like things or collections of things together. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. That's really incredible that your mom painted the day of the day photo, I did a post a while back about a day of the day themed wedding. The color brings everything together and really helps your wall art pop. Great job!

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    1. Thanks! My mom is an artist and that's actually a clay mosaic. She is amazingly talented. We live in the southwest so Day of the Dead is kind of a big deal. I'd love to see that wedding!

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  6. The grey wall looks sooo much better Shauna! You're right, now I do see the giant sand dollar!
    Stopping by from #SITSsharefest. Enjoy your Saturday!

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    1. You see it now, right? That's why I love the grey bedroom so much! Thanks for visiting!

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  7. I love your wall, what a great idea. Your bedroom bedspread is also a lovely color!

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    1. Thank you! I got it at Home Goods and I haven't tired of it yet!

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  8. Cute! I am getting pieces together to do this in our master bedroom.

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    1. Awesome! If you do a blog post about it come back share the link. I'd love to see it!

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  9. I love this idea! My wall is cold, stark and empty. This is an easy way to makeover my room. Visiting from SITS.

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  10. I like your little collage, and I like that each piece has a lot of meaning for you guys! And yeah, the charcoal gray really makes everything pop! Painting a room is my favorite way to change things up--but it is a ton of work!

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