Sunday, March 18, 2012

My Entomology Wall



I have finally finished the wall in my family room that had sat empty for so long before, and I have to say, I really like how it turned out.  I have a love with Entomology prints, ever since I spotted some in the Ballard Designs magazine, but they are sooo expensive, so I had tried looking for some prints that I could frame on Etsy, but they just did not stand out, or were the wrong price.  I recently discovered Jeniffer's blog, and she made the most amazing entomology gallery wall that I have seen.  She managed to make a whole wall of gallery, with pictures from this amazing book.  I couldn't believe my eyes when I went to purchase it at Amazon, and saw the price...I was in heaven.
 I quickly order it, and the next day I headed to my local Ikea to purchase some Ribba frames.  When I received the book, I was pleasantly surprised to see the great images, it's a big book, so I had my choices, and it was hard, because they are all so beautiful.  Tearing the pages was hard as well, I felt I was ruining the book, but I  followed Jeniffer's advice, cut it with a xacto knife, after I used a page cutter to make the cuts cleaner, and that was it.






I added a few fun accessories:


Bird cage came from Hobby Lobby, at 50% off.  I made the moss balls with styrofoam balls, and a sheet of moss, also from Hobby Lobby.

Sign from Hobby Lobby, 50% off.

Letter from JoAnn's, I painted it a gold metallic color.





Here is the book where the prints came from.

Have a great week!

Kristel

Linking to: Debbie Doos, Skip to my Lou, Between Naps on the Porch, Home Stories from A to Z, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, The Farmhouse Porch, Today's Creative Blog, Hope Studios, Tip Junkie, Savvy Southern Style, Restore Interiors, Gingersnap Crafts, We are That Family, No Minimalist Here, Tales from Bloggeritaville, The Shabby Creek Cottage, From my Front Porch toYours, At the Picket Fence, Days of Chalk and Chocolate, Tatertots and Jello, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, Funky Junk Interiors,

41 comments:

  1. That looks really beautiful. I love the little birdcage and everything is arranged so nicely. It looks like you are ready for spring!

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    1. Fran, I am so ready for spring! I am tired of all the leafless tress and brown grass...thank god spring decided to come early this year.

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  2. I love the BIG initial and your Subway Art caught my eye! I'm originally from Davie! I found you from Debbiedoos link up party. I'm your newest follower :) Come say hello!!

    www.firsthomelovelife.com

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  3. kristel, this is so lovely! Your prints are beautiful...you would never guess their bargain price. They look amazing! Jane

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  4. So beautiful!!! I love the prints!

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  5. Love your new wall with the gorgeous prints! I also really like your wore cloche with the moss balls. I have cloches all over the place. Thanks for sharing your how-to do with us. You have inspired me! Hopefully, I'll be linking up to the newbie party after work tonight. Stop by and visit my blog, The Delightful Eclectic Abode.

    ~Sandy

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  6. I have always been drawn to entomology for some reason...so I am, of course, completely enamored of your decor, especially with the apothecary table!

    Erin Kay @ alittlehomeforus.blogspot.com

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  7. AWESOME! That looks so pretty. Love the prints! Thanks for sharing and joining in on my newbie party.

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  8. The images are framed beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Gorgeous! I cut pages out of books to frame....feels so bad....but...do it any way!Yours came out great! Came over from the Cow Girl Roundup. Following you!
    Blessings, Audrey

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  10. I clicked on your link from Savvy Southern Style having no idea this was you...what a great surprise! I love how your prints turned out and am so glad that you were happy with the book. I think it's fantastic. The rest of your wall looks incredible, too! Everything is well-balanced and I love the oversize "A" and the moss covered balls. Nice work and thanks for the mention!

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  11. Jennifer- your wall was definitely an inspiration, I'm glad you like mine as well :)

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  12. Your botanical prints are beautiful! And so nicely framed.
    I'm happy to be your newest follower and hope you'll stop by and follow back.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Hi Mary Alice, so glad you stopped by my blog, so that I could discover yours as well! I'm your follower as well.

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  13. Kristel, this is lovely! Great job! Thanks so much for linking up to Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you again next week!
    Thanks,
    Amanda
    The Ivy Cottage Blog
    www.theivycottageblog.blogspot.com

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  14. I can see why you love it! This whole area is fabulous. What an amazing piece of furniture as the anchor. The prints are absolutely amazing. I really want this book now! And all of your accents to the area are perfect. Thanks for sharing, and happy spring!

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  15. I really like gallery art collections like this. All the prints coordinate with each other, but I love how you personalized it with the subway art and spring vignettes.

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  16. I'm stopping by from Debbie-Doo's ...

    This wall turned out great! Thanks so much for the inspiration ...

    :)

    Linda

    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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  17. Just lovely! What beautiful pictures, and yes, that is a steal at a little over $30! Great job! I'm your newest fan! Please stop by bellanest.blogpost.com any time!

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    1. Thanks Holly, I will be visiting your site as well :)

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  18. Perfect! Love the little birdcage and other accessories! Visiting from Gina's blog!
    Shannon
    (www.akadesign.ca)

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  19. Stopping by from the Open House Linky Party! http://queenofsavings.com

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  20. I love your room; the placement/arrangement on the wall is fabulous!

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  21. It's beautiful! You tied it all together SOO well without being matchy matchy.;)

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  22. I love this idea! What great pictures and accessories, and so affordable!

    Gabby
    The...Late, Young Family

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  23. This is a wonderful idea. Love the scene! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. So lovely what you have done-looks ultra expensive, commercially made and so extremely tasteful love it so!!!

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  25. I think it looks fab. I have a ginormous length of wall that i have yet to figure out in my family room. Everything looks tiny on it - but yours looks darling :) Found you via the Picket Fence!

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    1. Sheri, this was my problem wall as well, and it sat empty since we moved to the house. It was just plain boring, but now I love it! Thanks for stopping by.

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  26. Just beautiful! I will be featuring this today!

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  27. in a word...SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hugs...

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  28. Beautiful! These look very expensive.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  29. Everything is gorgeous. I love the prints. The details are beautiful. Love the birdcage and the large "a". But my favorite is the wooden cabinet. It is gorgeous! I love all the drawers. Where did you find that beauty?
    Ruth

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    1. Hi Ruth, I got the two cabinets from Rooms To Go. They also sell them at Pottery
      Barn, but the price is much different than what I paid.

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  30. Kristel I love your space and those botanical prints are divine! Thanx for coming to THT! Where in TX are you located lady?

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    1. Pamela, thank you for your sweet comment on my entomology prints. I live in the Dallas area.

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  31. I spent all morning so far looking for framed botanical prints on Etsy and Ebay. I finally gave up and starting blog-hopping. Then saw this post. Ha! I'm off to order this book now. Thanks darling.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  32. Hi Kristel! I love your gallery wall. Your framed prints look great. Thank you kindly for sharing the book source.

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