the wall of l’s moved across the street

Remember when I asked for help with this problem wall?

You all came through. Great suggestions. My talented friend Darlene even did a little mock-up of her suggestion:

Isn’t it lovely?

I sat on the ideas for a bit – none of them feeling just right.

Until one day, I started moving furniture around and – what do you know – the L wall moved across the hall to its new home.

Hidden in there are the thermostat and light switch that before stuck out so obviously.

A good before and after is always fun, so here you go:

// before //

// after //

The piano found a new home, which meant the glass table that was previously on the book page wall is now used in the living room {photos to come}.

// before //

// after //

Most of the L’s were made by me {here’s one tutorial} and a few store bought. It’s a little busy for my normal taste, but it adds so much personality with a very eclectic mix of our family monogram.

And it was an easy fix for the problem of the wall with randomly placed outlets/thermostats/light switches. Thanks again for all of your great suggestions!

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91 Responses to the wall of l’s moved across the street

  1. Kim @ Plumberry Pie November 8, 2012 at 7:05 am #

    Such a smart solution! Now all the switches just blend right in. Perfect. I just love your style!

  2. mary beth November 8, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    Sometimes a little cluttered is good. And you nailed it girl!

  3. Kay November 8, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    You just motivated me to fix a similar wall that I have not done anything to for years. Thanks for the inspiration Emily.

  4. Paige November 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    I love the L wall! Very creative and expressive. Thanks for sharing your home – it’s lovely!

  5. {darlene} @ fieldstonehilldesign November 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    emily! I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did. Perfect. I love the low profile bench, how you distracted the eye, and how the basket beneath hides the extra “uglies.” It feels just right!

  6. susan November 9, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Love the L wall, can you please tell me the color paint you used on that wall? Thanks!

  7. Deb November 10, 2012 at 5:23 am #

    OMG! I simply love this and we have a similar problem with a wall in our home! I have a “collection” of letter L’s too and you just gave me the perfect solution of both! Thanks!!!1

  8. Claire November 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    This is awesome.

  9. Brandie November 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    Love the L wall. I have a hard time finding letters. I have been looking for an S for quite a while now. Can you tell me where you got your letters? I looked at HL and only found them somewhat on the smaller side (about 8″ in height).

  10. Jennifer Francis March 20, 2013 at 6:17 am #

    I LOVE all of your designs, but I especially love the “L wall”! I am trying to emulate something similar with an “F wall”, and would love to try to create a similar watercolor F. Do you have any tips or tricks for watercolor painting? I attempted this last night, and my result was, shall we say, less than par! :) Thank you so much for your inspiration and helpful tips!!

    • emily March 20, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

      Not many tips I can offer … I used a large sheet of nice artist paper and then just painted over it. You may need to try out different amounts of water in your paint until you get it looking just right!

      • Jennifer Francis March 21, 2013 at 5:54 am #

        Thanks so much for the quick response! I’ll give it another try!

        Just one more question, did you wet the entire piece of paper before you started painting with color, or just paint on dry paper? Thanks again!

  11. Haley Estes April 19, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I found your website from the picture of your gallery wall that someone had pinned onto pinterest! it is absolutely gorgeous and so is everything else on your blog! My sister and law and I do a feature every week on our blog called “Pinned it Friday” I featured your gallery wall on my post and provided a link for our readers to come check it out! thanks for the inspiration feel free to go see !

    http://littlebitsofeverythingqce.blogspot.com/2013/04/pinned-it-friday-haley-edition_19.html

    Thanks!
    -Haley

  12. Carrie May 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    I’ve love your letter wall for a while but I finally put that inspiration to use in my entry! Keep being awesome!

    http://graceandjoygirl.com/2013/05/14/finished-foyer-answering-the-pinterest-challenge/

  13. Haley October 7, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

    I absolutely love the striped blanket you have in the picture, can I ask where you got it? I have been looking for one and I did find one at Ikea but unfortunately it was cream and black. Thanks

    • emily October 8, 2013 at 9:03 am #

      It is the one from IKEA!

  14. Christine October 20, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    I love your decor! Like many of us who check out blogs we’re looking at the main subject but then we’re scanning every detail in the back ground too. So… Where did you get that awesome dining room table? Lol

  15. Alanna June 7, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

    I just discovered your blog and love it!!!! Curious if you remember where the bench is from? I think I found a similar one at target?

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