Hall Wall Art – Modern Victorian

My hall gallery art wall is very nearly complete. Well it was, but 2 frames have been broken. So it’s missing two frames and I need to make another bit of art for another frame.

hall wall art nearly complete

hall wall art nearly complete

It sympathises with the Victorian style, as Victorians would have covered every inch of the walls with frames.

hall wall art

hall wall art

How to Create the Shabby Chic Effect

  • I sanded the frames and then painted them with a grey egg shell.
  • I then gave them a light sand and applied candle wax to certain areas
  • I then painted the final coat (red/black/caramel – which flows through the house)
  • I finally gave them a light sanding
shabby chic frame

shabby chic frame

The mirrors bounce light around the hall and create a more spacious feeling.

hall wall art

hall wall art

The light fits with the shabby chic style of the art and a similar style of chandelier type lighting is used throughout the house.

hall light

hall light

Didn’t do much this weekend as it was my birthday. Dad finished fitting the kitchen plinths. We got the TV and mirror up on the lounge wall and the toilet roll holder and towel rail onto the shower room wall. We also ate a lot of Chinese!

love my wallpaper

love my wallpaper

Mum’s lent me her antique clock, unfortunately it’s not working, but I think its the suspension wire. Will get it looked at by a repair person sometime. I happen to live near to the world famous Jewellery Quarter which is handy. Until then, it can just look good and always tell me its 6.53.

victorian anniversary clock

victorian anniversary clock

Putting the TV on the wall opened up the floor space and putting the mirror up on the wall added to the room size immediately.

lounge mirror

lounge mirror

towel ral

shower room towel rail

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3 thoughts on “Hall Wall Art – Modern Victorian

  1. Wow! I’ve had a quick scan through here and I’m in awe of you and your dad! How lucky you are to have such great help from him and tackle your home together. What you have accomplished looks amazing! I’m guessing you’ve done this before?

  2. Hi. I have found your blog via MSE this morning. I took me back 10 years when I first brought my little Victorian terrace. I also had a lot of work to do but ran out of money to complete the job. Recently things have become easier and I have been planning what to do next. Your blog has really inspired me and fired up the juices again. There is no feeling like getting to the end of the day covered in dust after completing a task when it’s your first house.

    Thanks for the inspiration. I look forward to the next instalment.

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