I finally have the entryway wall complete! It moved along pretty well after I got over my fear of putting the first hole in the newly painted, unscuffed wall. In fact, I was so over my fear I just started nailing away without a clear plan on what I was going to do! Ha! Fortunately (for me!) it all worked out and looks pretty good.
The first thing I did was decided on the height of the board that will hold the hooks. Can’t be knocking out family members who aren’t watching where they are walking. : ) The board is secured to the wall with anchors and screws… counter sunk, or course, because I love that drill bit!
Next, I added the lattice board to the wall. I divided the wall into four vertical sections, so we all have our own space. The math on that took me forever! ha!
The shelf on top gave me a little grief. I glued and screwed a piece of wood to the top of the first board I put up, but it would not stay at a ninety degree angle. It could be that I was too impatient to support the shelf properly and wait for the glue to dry. I’ll try that next time! I had a couple of metal hooks with birds on them. They were perfect to use as supports for the shelf.
Next came primer and paint. I put a coat of primer on everything and then added two coats of white semi-gloss paint. Everything always looks so good with white paint! I also trimmed out the edges of the shelf with moulding to make it looked more finished. I love trim and moulding! It can hide a multitude of errors while making your work look more finished and put together. Love That!
I bought this top piece at an antique/salvage yard. I’m not sure what it was in its prior life, but I liked it and for $8.00 if it didn’t work out, I’m not out a lot of money. I didn’t really care for the color, so I sanded it down to the bare wood and stained it in an ebony stain.
I bought blue glass knob at Anthropology to finish out the holders/hooks. They look lovely against the white paint and the dark metal bird hooks. My daughter has already claimed a bird hook and now wants me to put her name on it so no one else uses it. : )
TaDa! The finished entryway wall! (I wish I could take a better picture of it. I have a wall in the way so I can’t stand right in front of it. So you are getting angle shots.)