Friday, 25 March 2011

Walls with Character

I cant stop talking about walls…. Can I?? You’ve seen my peacock wall… which is my all time favourite… This one… ‘My Wall of Frames’… *smiles* is another special one… Close to my heart!! ... coz I’m not someone who can easily put two frames on one wall… I’d rather paint, than drill and hang!!! Do you have the same feeling?? This one took a while to prepare…. a long time to comfort my heart… that a few holes in the wall only mean a beautiful wall… *smiles* Then came the decision of which wall to do this with?? The wall that we choose had a/c & light controls… How do we incorporate that into a frame wall?? A true labour of love… from start to finish!! All the photographs are clicked by ‘moi’ during our holiday to Jaipur last year and of course some of my favourite photographs… The first step was deciding what I really wanted to do with the wall…. Then the hunt for frames began!! Once I had all the frames… I printed the photographs… Then laid them out of the floor… the way they’d be finally on the wall… That started a series of arranging, re-arranging, viewing… viewing from different angles.. and finally… this is what came out of it…. Oh… The lovely traditional door …. That you see is an exquisite piece of work… artistic and intricate!! I needed something to hide the light switches and the a/c controls on this wall… So off I went hunting for a perfect door… When I saw this…. In my favourite antique shop in Karama… my jaw nearly dropped!! I simply had to buy it…. The wall came together bit by bit…. The individually hand picked frames, the colourful frames, the tambourine, the door, the photographs… Each item to suit the tones & hues.. not only of the pictures but of the room they are housed in as well… Do you know what’s behind the piece de resistance – that tambourine? Do you?? Take a wild guess?? The A/C controls… Don’t you think that’s a fantastic idea?? Take a closer look and you’ll see them… the door hanging conceals the light switches and the tambourine conceals the a/c controls… What do you think? Ideas… suggestions… comments… scope for improvement?? Bring it on!!
Linking into a few blog parties..

17 comments:

  1. The wall is looking awesomeeeeeee! Patty...It has come out really fantastic...mmmm I can say a very sweet('cause of small frames) n chic(classy) wall(that is wat is coming from my heart right now..actually)..and the one who has taken the cheese away is the door..it is giving an edge to the wall...But I feel personally another thing that the wall is highlighting is the color n tone which BRIGHT DARK PINK (if I am not wrong) and you should highlite it a bit more by putting the cushions of the same color BRIGHTTTTT PINK (exactly the color) because right now the chair n the cushions are looking dull and the cushions would certainly make a difference to the chair and go with the wall too.......wat say patty! You r a better person to judge although, i am jst your disciple......hehehe *lols*

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  2. PERFECT...looks great...though I am such a chicken in making so many holes on teh wall...:-)
    I can only imagine the ambience...the gorgeous wall with beautiful pics of Jaipur, the lovely door very reminescent of the haveli feel, the gorgeous purple carpet and the wooden stool etc. Ok...now where is that Lippan work going to be painted on?...:-) And when i land in Dubai...pls take me to that Karamma shop!! That Jaronka door is gorgeous...

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  3. the wall is looking stunning Patty! I am ALL for many many frames on the wall, i think all my rooms are full of them and if put more the walls will come down :) Isn't it better to put your fav snaps on the wall than keep them in the album/ laptop? The pretty door to hide all the switches is such a clever & gorgeous idea!

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  4. Lovely idea, Patty..the wall looks gorgeous..yes, even I am hesitant when it comes to drilling holes in the wall.

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  5. Great idea Patty!! If I could I would hide all the switches in the house... :)

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  6. Wooooooooooooooooooooooooow!!!!! Can u hear me cheering u alll the wya from here.......... Am like WOW! LOVED it.... U r truly an inspiration......

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  7. ur wall is so amazing.. loved it. And the clever and ethnic way to hide the switch boards. :)

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  8. luved the idea of the window frame,..;-)

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  9. luved the idea of the window frame,..;-)

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  10. Fantastic!! What an idea!!

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  11. Love the cover-ups idea! Your wall looks great, patty!

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  12. Great idea of covering the walls patty...!! And that door is gorgeous...!!

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  13. Cool! This looks really great; and I love the frame over the control panels. What a neat idea! :D

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  14. Tell me about it- I have been plotting and planning for ages, but yet to get a frame on the wall! Like the cover up ideas- quite clever!:)

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  15. Lovely wall patty. The door added the relief. Great idea. You are just a bundle of energy :-)

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  16. An good idea. It makes for something interesting to look at. :) And i love the liht switch covER!!

    Tnx for linking this up as well!

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  17. Awesome, very impressed.

    xxx Monica

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