6 February 2016

how do you decorate a wall?

Some of you might have already known that I have a birdie mind. (see this post) Birds are ace, but also things with “wings”. I have great tendency to fall in love with them. My collections have been displayed on so-called “wing wall” in between our kitchen and living space, where people often gather around. 

It all started with a small part of wall like this photo in 2011. 

But soon it expanded to the entire wall by 2014, which filled with my love of wings, from my favourite artists work to more casual ones like postcard from friends, gift tags, charity shop find, my students drawing etc. They are all precious and special. 

The good thing was that I enjoyed every time I pass this space, but the hindsight was that once fixed you can’t change. I am not a very good cleaner either, so this was becoming a problem. 

So my clever and kind husband took his DIY cap on again, whilst I was putting my “designer” cap on. We often work like this… I get an idea, sketch, sketch, sketch, plan, plan, plan and then gently nudge my husband. Thanks to him, we have upgraded our wing wall to a more fresher look!

Now I can change the display whenever I want, add things or swap around. I can place sculptures as well as 2D pieces. I can clean easier (if I wished to). When it comes to Christmas, we can simply put cards here. Plus, when I ever do open studio, I can display my large platters and print work. So many great use.

The line of shelves were made deliberately the same height and thickness of the book shelf in the living room. They look like continuous flow and neat in an open space. Mmmm… we love it! m x


  1. Anonymous7/2/16 11:12

    Ace indeed! (And can I borrow your husband? Would love love love something similar at our place ;-))

  2. This is beautiful as well as functional - good design!

  3. wow, looks so nice! great idea to clean up some messy space in our living room! :-)