UPDATE: Enjoy this project for the basement in our former home. We’ve moved and are giving our new-to-us home a complete remodel. I’ve completely changed my style! Click HERE to take a look.
Have you ever had a certain look you were after and just didn’t seem to be able to pull it off?
Soooo frustrating to me.
That’s exactly the situation that I found myself in while working on one side of my media family room in our basement. I wanted a typography gallery wall and just couldn’t seem to make it look right.
I started by picking items up here and there as I ran across them, thinking all the while that I could bring my “look” to life. Not.
And then – and then! – while flipping through a Pottery Barn catalog one day, I came across it. IT being just the inspiration that I needed.
I knew that I wanted a typography wall – it’s just that I was paralyzed with fear because I’ve never been successful at putting one together before.
The whole typography thing started when I found this ginormous unfinished frame in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby. Then I found the typography poster while browsing the aisles of TJ Maxx one day.
I made a beeline to Lowes and had a piece of luan cut for the back and covered it with aged wood looking scrapbook paper and mounted the typography poster to that.
I guess it passed it’s test today when my buddy Barb thought that it was all made from wood instead of a poster and scrapbook paper. bwahaha!
The game table is all set up with popcorn and Route 66 root beer for me to whoop Pookie in a mean game of Yahtzee.
I took an old picture frame and made a chalkboard just by removing the glass and spraying the back of it with chalkboard spray paint. I kept the wording on the chalkboard simple since there’s so much going on on this wall.
A vintage tray from an old gardening supply works great mounted on the wall as a sort of shadow box.
BTW – HOH stands for “House of Handgraafs” and 2005 is the year that I spoke my “I do’s” to Pookie.
As Hobby Lobby would put their typography letters on sale (which they often do), I would pick a couple up every now and then.
I still think it has some empty gaps that I need to fill in. Don’t you?
One thing that I really like about the wall is all of the dimension it has.
I wasn’t so much trying to copy Pottery Barn, but I sure was inspired by it!
Who doesn’t love a good before and after?
Who do you think won that game of Yahtzee???
There are several other projects that have gone into our basement media family room makeover.