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Back in January we purchased a television that was too big to fit into our armoire. Mr. SP just happened to be in the process of crafting a cabinet that ended up working as TV table once he shortened the legs. We’ve enjoyed the new television but the blank wall behind it has driven me nuts.
Are you wondering why the armoire is in the picture in August when we purchased the television in January? My mom wants to use this armoire in her new house and we are waiting for her to finish her renovations so that we can move it from our home to hers. We planned to store it in our basement until she is ready for it. To put it in the basement requires carrying it through the dining area, across the deck, down the stairs, and then through the yard to the basement door. We had a lot of snow in January and February and it just didn’t melt. Then in March our yard turned into a mud pit, thanks to our driveway project. Neither of us wanted to try to carry this big thing through the mud. Mr. SP hurt his MCL in April and couldn’t do much of anything until June. By this point we figured, why bother? We’ve gotten pretty used to it sitting to the side of the room. I’ll bet when it is gone the room will look a lot larger to us!
I struggled with what to do with this wall. My original idea was to create three panels with molding and then wallpaper the three areas. I couldn’t find any wallpaper that I liked and I was stumped. Then Kate shared her fabulous painted trellis wall. I knew when I saw her project that I wanted to do something similar in my home. Shortly after that post, Kate shared a stenciled wall project sent to her by Courtney of Living Out Loud. Click here to read Courtney’s how-to post.
This is Kate’s wall. Isn’t it gorgeous?