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Entryway Wall – Completed!

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.)

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