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April 11, 2012

Hanging a Collage

This is my entryway. Bland, bland, bland. Right? For some time, I’ve envisioned a floor to ceiling collage on one wall. I’ve been saving (and creating!) art until recently, when I finally had enough.

It’s a tight space, so camera angles are a little weird, but I did the best I could! I measured the wall around the piano and taped out the measurements onto my living room floor. Then, I arranged the art within the tape until I had it where I wanted it.

Then, my sweet husband and I transferred it to the wall.

A lot of these pieces of art are special and meaningful to us. I love to look at the wall and take it all in.

I bought this E.E. Cummings quote right before I started writing this blog. It’s a good reminder and I love that I bought it with this blog in mind.

A photo strip of me and my man when we were in college. I bought the frame at Goodwill and mounted the strip on scrapbook paper…

A picture of our first dog, Jersey (miss that girl), and an anniversary card that my sister made me. She owns a print design shop that you should check out.

My husband took the picture on the right (he has a good eye and a talent with the camera) and I painted the stripes and chevron.

There you have it! Our method for hanging a collage. I love it. I love it even more than I thought I would when I was planning it out. It’s one of my favorite spots in the house. It took a while to collect everything, but it was so, so worth it. Some things are totally worth waiting for.

Don’t forget to enter the April giveaway! Fun floral things to celebrate Spring!

Enjoying the Good Life,





  1. SO CUTE! love it love it.

  2. I adore this wall collage! So worth the time it took to collect all the pieces.

  3. It looks amazing!! And its even more splendid because of all of the personal creations and meanings behind it.



  4. I love this! Can’t wait to see it in person sometime soon! 🙂

  5. Fantastic! Love, love, love it! Now I’m inspired to get some art up on my own walls! I may have to try the painted canvas idea. Yours looks great!

  6. Your gallery wall looks so great! I really love the colors you’ve used and the mix of photos, art and typography.

  7. This looks great! Love the arrangement and the art! The rain picture is awesome and the photo strip is way cute!

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, Katherine! We had a lot of fun doing it!

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  9. Really just so sweet. I love how personal all the items are! Great job.

  10. I love this so much! I really like that you used things other than pictures. I may have to copy this idea someday! If I walked into your house I’m sure I would have to stare at it for awhile (like I love to look at people’s refrigerators)

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, Kate! If you do it, I’d love to see a picture!

  11. I love this, it makes the space so cozy and personal! What is the story of the picture with the $5 bills?