My Entry Way Art Plan
Since our entry way is fairly large, I decided that I wanted to keep most of the art work on a large scale too. I considered hanging another gallery wall, but decided that the cost (frames are expensive) and the up keep (I get bored easily) were too much money and work.Because the colours in our entry way are perfectly echoed (intentionally) in the art work I made a few months back I decided that it would hang above the small chest of drawers.The second large piece calling the entry way home, will be a clock that I picked up from Ikea. It was $49.99 and although it’s rather plain, it perfectly compliments the other school themed pieces I have planned for this room. Did she say school themed? *crickets* Don’t worry, I promise I won’t hang an EXIT sign.Like, this metal periodic table I dragged home from Homesense. I’m in love with the vintage vibe, the unconventional subject matter and the fact that it’s metal and not paper.
And I have one more GIANT piece planned for this room – which I foreshadowed in my Eye Candy post a few weeks ago.We scored an 8 foot chalk board right out of a school that was being torn down – for free! Can you believe that? I think it will look great stretched across the back wall of our foyer. And it’s magnetic so I figure this will be the perfect spot to display some of my photography without committing to frames. I don’t have a picture yet, because it’s currently residing in our shed, with the rest of my furniture hoard.
I guess it’s not the most traditional mix of entry way art but that’s what I’m going for. I want our house to be a reflection of us and the things we love. I want it to be unique and filled with character. And I don’t think you have to scour flea markets and boutique shops to find cool stuff, I think you can mix a few items from big box stores with unique pieces and original artwork – the best of both worlds. And I know that not everybody who walks through our front door is going to love our house. And that’s ok. Because they don’t have to live here.