the wall

We switched out a computer armoire for a smaller desk in our living room about nine months ago.  The desk works much better for us now that computers are much more sleek (remember the old days of big bulky computers and all the attachments that went with them?).  Except for ONE thing…the armoire hid this!

the wall | polka dots and picket fences

Yes, that is a panel that used to operate the sound system in the house…like way back in the 1980’s!  Not anymore!  It hasn’t worked since we moved into the house over six years ago.  We have other ways of bringing music into our home, but the panel is still there.  I actually forgot about it until we moved the armoire.  Now every time I sit down at our home computer, I see it.

the wall | polka dots and picket fences

Not an attractive sight, right?  I needed to hide that panel, and I had just the idea to do it.  We had family pictures taken last fall.  It had been a while…my eight year old was three the last time we had pictures taken of all five of us.  I chose three of the images from our photography session and decided to have them printed on canvas.

I did A LOT of measuring and deciding on sizes and placement before I submitted the order.  This easy technique helped me.  I used white bulletin board paper and cut out the various sizes of the pictures I was considering ordering.  Then I used washi tape (perfect for this because it won’t damage the paint) to hang them on the wall to see how they would look.  I could move the pieces of paper around easily to see how I wanted the pictures to hang.

the wall | polka dots and picket fences

the wall | polka dots and picket fences

the wall | polka dots and picket fences

Once I had the sizes decided, I placed my order.  Our photographer recommended an online company called Canvas on Demand (click here to place an order).  Their website was user friendly, and they were offering a sale price that day.  How lucky was I!

Then I waited for them to arrive…

And for my husband to hang them…

the wall | polka dots and picket fences

the wall | polka dots and picket fences

the wall | polka dots and picket fences

I love how the wall looks now!  You would never guess what it is hiding behind one of those canvases.  Now I can’t wait to sit down at the computer!

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