17 Dec

Green Wall, Decorated

Posted by Jenna, Under Home

Only took me about 15 months, but I finally managed to put something together on this wall. First we painted it green. Then, 9 months later, I picked up a free shelf at our church swap meet. I nailed it to the wall, half-painted, and set some stuff on top. Then Sara from A Vintage Poster sent me that sweet little orange elephant print. I knew I wanted to put some pictures on that wall, so I picked up some cheap frames at Michael’s, but I felt overwhlmed trying to figure out what colors to choose in order to coordinate with the already existing green wall and orange elephant print. Is there a website for this? I decided that my best bet was color explosion, so I grabbed some bright blue and yellow paint.

Here you can see T1 at birth, 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months.

I’m not sure I’m in love with it. In part, because I just kind of threw the frames on the wall without measuring, and I think the shelf is too far over to the left, and the frames too far over to the right. It also feels a bit cluttered. Maybe the frame the elephant is in needs to be painted white? Oh well, it’s good enough for the 6 months we have left.

This is my sidekick. He desperately wanted to nail holes into the wall, but I wouldn’t let him.


  1. I love the colors!! for color selections, I usually go to colourlovers.com or design-seeds.com

    Jenna Reply:

    This is perfect. Thank you so much!

    april Reply:

    your welcome!!

  2. Someone introduced me to this site when I was in design school… You upload an image and it gives you the colors in it. http://bighugelabs.com/colors.php
    It’s awesome ’cause how often do we love the feel of a photograph and want to replicate it? :)

  3. Katherine (a.k.a Sparkles) says:

    Does your apt complex make you change the colors you painted in your apt back to plain white? Random question, just curious.

    Maybe repaint the yellow shelf to a shade of green/grey so it doesn’t pop as much? That way the frames & vintage elephant photo remain the focus. I would even put two small hooks on the lower part of shelf, and hang either a foot print & hand print of T1…

    Jenna Reply:

    Yes, we have to paint it back. They provide the paint at least!

  4. I second colourlovers! It’s such a fun site. Your wall turned out really cute.

  5. I love the orange elephant. I have a couch that is currently covered that has the same orange plaid. I can’t wait till I have the money to buy furniture that matched the orange so i can un cover it.

  6. I like the wall. Since you dont have much longer there I think it works well for now!


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