There’s a woman in my Inner Circle coaching group named Emily Swindell and she owns Creatives Online Academy. I was aware that she did amazing wallpaper murals where she would turn a photo into wallpaper. And before we got little miss Ari, this had always been one of my favorite photos of my children. It was taken in 2011 when we went to Destin for my 40th birthday. I just thought that would be a fun photo in our house, especially since it contains the bright blue, aka, the #AllwoodFamilyPowerColor.
So, I sent Emily the photo to make into wallpaper.
And it’s so cool because they actually make it into 3 strips for the wall. Once we had the wallpaper from Emily, we called our favorite wallpaper person, Pam Elkins, who owns Pam’s Papering in Lee Summit. Pam also did the wallpaper in our powder bath and our craft room.
We had Pam apply the wallpaper at the bottom of the stairs, going down to the basement.
We hung this pretty gold chandelier from build.com HERE in front of the wallpaper. And you know how much I love GOLD accents!!!
This wallpaper mural is just one of those things where you’re walking from the entryway into any other part of the house, you catch a little glimpse of it. It makes me happy every time.
I also love it because the wallpaper leads down to the basement which will be a total hang out area for the kids all summer. You can read about the basement remodel HERE!
This is what the area looked like BEFORE….
And here’s what it looks like AFTER! Such a fun improvement!!!!
So, now we run into an interesting dilemma since we have Ari, our bonus kiddo. Emily’s idea is that we use the half wall off to the side to photoshop Ari into the photo. I’m soooo stinkin’ excited about that and I’ll have to keep you posted on how it turns out! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it!
Check out the blog post on our new modern spindles HERE and our mock croc stair carpet HERE!
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Love this…I understand why you want to add Ari, but think about this…there WAS a timeshe wasn’t “home” and this is a picture that represents that…she’s in your life now, so moving forward just add her in other places. This is how your family was before her…she wasn’t ALWAYS there. Some people have 2 children but have a photo of just one…before the other came into their lives, now there are 2 etc…