The Many Faces of Eve

10.16.2011

Okay, I admit it I have had a serious love hate relationship with this one darn wall. Y'all have been having to live through the many changes I have made in less than two years. I laugh now at some of the changes I made. Some of these you have seen and some were never published. I had taken pictures just for me to look at on the screen. Sometimes that is the best way to tweak a new look or to decide on one. I want to let you see some of these again so you will hopefully enjoy the new look when I reveal it.


This is from the post when I showed this room to y'all for the first time on my blog. I like this look okay, but of course there were changes.

This picture is pretty darn clear for my Canon point and shoot that I dropped and broke.
The hunt scene in the middle is on the wall by the window now.

Sorry the picture is dark and crooked. This one didn't get edited very good. Sure have learned a lot since then.

I really should title this post "What Was I Thinking?"

take out antlers add in plates

take out sconces and add in horse prints

take out horse prints and add candle sconces

Then I found this new painting and switched them out again. Note to self, hung too high.

add sconces to each side and change antlers

This is the first gallery wall using the pictures that I had on hand that was mostly cheap prints, but were the hunt scenes I needed. The top picture was so cheap from Garden Ridge many years ago and is just a poor print. The two horse pictures, from the Bombay Co., have been moved to another wall. The two small horse prints on the bottom are also old cheap prints from Garden Ridge and one of them fell and the glass is broken, but you use what you have until something better comes along.

This was the latest look with the new dog pictures added and before I was lucky enough to come across three new pictures to replace the old cheap ones. The new ones are antique and were really great buys.
Even Mr. Savvy looked at this arrangement and said that top picture looks fake. Yes, dear because it is.

Stay tuned for the reveal tonight and hopefully it will stay the new way for a while.
Oh, stop laughing!

41 comments:

  1. Kim,
    I like the last arrangement best. I plan to do my new room in horses and dogs. I have to be able to express my animal somewhere besides all the hair around the house! lol

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  2. That was a really fun post! I like the latest idea as well, if not all of the pictures. I like the idea of the grouping of lots of pics. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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  3. I like the storyline of how it all keeps evolving. We know this won't be the last time it is done...have you ever seen the walls in the Charlotte Inn on Marthas Vineyard in a magazine? They get lots of press, you might google it if you want some eye candy~what you have going on in this room is how they do their entire inn, and it is really lovely!

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  4. What a fun post Kim, I love the story as things progress! I can't wait to see the unveiling tonight! Okay Kim, I did get my first laugh of the morning and it was even before coffee!

    Nancy :)

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  5. haha, I was laughing by the end, how did you know?
    One question... did you spackle and repaint in between all these transitions?

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  6. It somehow made me feel better to see your early photos. I guess I thought you were always as good as you are now. It means there's hope for me! I have been waiting patiently to see this darn wall. I'll be back tonight and it better be there! Happy Sunday Kim.

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  7. Now I knew there have been changes, but I never realized how many LOL. They were all great Kim, just different. You will nail it next time around.

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  8. I am living vicariously thru the different lives of this wall. I have 1 in my living room that hasnt been touches since it was painted 3 years ago , becuase I am not certain I'd put the right things up there.
    I am waiting to see what your wall will be in the Big Reveal:)

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  9. sjn, you know I was going to show the picture of the wall with all the holes before we repainted the room. I did not have to spackle and paint between each change because the pictures always covered up all the holes.

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  10. I have a hard and fast rule...If it wasn't alive at some point, it's not in my house. What I mean by this is specifically plants. I don't like artificial. I will used dried flowers though.

    The first time I saw your antlers a few months back, I thought, "Well, they were once alive!" lol Of course, I didn't post that!!! lol I don't know what it is about you Southeners and your need to display remnants of dead animals on the walls!!! lol It's always been so lost on me...

    My father's side of the family is from Tifton, Ga. AS a small child, we would visit and the beast heads on the walls always made me so sad. I know, crazy bleeding heart here....

    Have a great Sunday!

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  11. Enjoyed this "retrospective" Kim. Can't wait to see the new look!

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  12. Kim you crack me up! I now know what Mr. Savvy's hobby is...coming home at night and trying to figure out what you have changed that day! Gotta love Garden Ridge though, they get us through the lean times! Love them all by the way..you've got the touch!

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  13. LOL! Can't wait to see the latest!! blessings ~ tanna

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  14. How on earth did you know I was laughing, because I sooo was. Love this post of reality decorating.

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  15. I still love the ones with the SL sconces, because I have the same sconces with plants in them. LOL
    The last one with the dogs is pretty too. Love your hunt/dog theme.

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  16. Love all the changes but I do like the last look the best because the way it fills up the space...and the "fake" picture doesn't look bad from here! At least it is up high. Enjoy your Sunday.
    -Shelley

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  17. The last vignette is my favorite - it looks full, coordinated, and really welcomes me into the room. Love it!

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  18. Love the inspiration AND reading how your room evolves.

    Would you share the dimensions of the room? My living room needs a makeover... paint and all.

    Looking forward to the reveal. ...Karen

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  19. Me? Laughing? Never!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...........not finished yet.....ha ha ha ha. Just kidding! I do think it's funny to see how many different ways it has been, could have been, should've been, will be... etc. I think I covered them all. And you KNOW, dear sis, that I am EXACTLY the same way!!

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  20. Too funny! Having just repainted our house, I'm thinking about all the nail holes in the walls. When I've done this before, I've heard my husband tell friends, "Yes, when a wind blows in this direction, we can feel it through this wall - it's just like a screen door now."

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  21. Hi Kim,

    This wall is the one to go down in the history books...As being the wall with the most different looks.
    It really looks great in all the shots. It is a wall with so much potential, I can understand you wanting it to be just right! It is such a beautiful room all over.
    I would love to just sit in there and enjoy your point of observation!!

    Have a great day, Kim!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  22. That is so funny! If that wall could talk... Do you patch all the nail holes each time?

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  23. You are too funny Kim! Does your hubby cringe at all the holes in the walls!;) Love the new arrangement!

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  24. You've had fun with this wall! I have to say that I didn't like the version with the sconces as much as other versions. What do you use to hang your pictures?
    Can't wait for the reveal!

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  25. Ok Kim, I have to say that this is my most favorite wall in your house bc it was in commenting on one of these many arrangements that I first met you in February!!!
    I love the new arrangement and will be back on here this evening to see the new reveal.
    You found your plaid pillows too!
    Excellent addition!
    xx
    Alison

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  26. If wall could talk... yours, like mine would say "stop putting holes in me!"
    My husband teases me and says he's going to start putting spackling paste in my Christmas stocking.
    I can't wait to see your reveal!

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  27. Can't wait to see the reveal, I just know it's going to be spectacular. =)

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  28. IMHO the problem with the wall is that the sofa does not fit your theme. The contrasting welt is not working and the sofa itself isn't a classic shape or covered in a classic type of fabric, which is what one needs in a room with a horsey theme.Check out some Ralph Lauren ads or website...

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  29. Looking forward to the big reveal Kim, I know I'll love it! Martina

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  30. Ann, thanks so much for your opinion. We can't always have every single item exact. We work with what we have. The contrasting welt matches the fabric on one of the chairs.

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  31. I like something from each change, but my favorite would be the one with the just the horse prints...using brown pillows with the tartans.

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  32. Kim, You are so funny! I like every single wall arrangement. FYI I love your sofa and I think it is perfect for your room.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  33. I love your tenacity, you never give up until it feels right. I like that you enjoy the process of design, Happy Sunday,Kathysue

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  34. I do the same thing! Always fun to see what you do next! :)

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  35. LOL....ok I will stop laughing now...

    I loved seeing the transformations Kim!

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  36. Kim you are my kind of girl. My motto - change it until it clicks! And you know, what clicks one year may not the next. That's the joy of creative changes that don't break the bank.

    Love that unclassic red sofa!

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  37. Your new arrangementlooks great!Thanks for sharingJoAnn

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  38. Wow, there were many faces. I admire your determination. lol I'll be back for the reveal.

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  39. Phew . . . I'm exhausted. ;o) I look forward to seeing the final reveal. I need to go clear my head now . . . LOL

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  40. I think it's interesting to see how our tastes change and evolve, Kim. Or, until we get it where we say "Thats it!". I can definitely understand waiting until the right thing comes along. I think I will be doing that with a few things in this new place. Looking forward to seeing what you've come up with for that wall, which, btw, I've liked many of your change outs.

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  41. Ha Ha Kim...I had to laugh watching the middle pillow on the couch change out numerous times.....

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