If only our walls could talk...while our walls might not be able to talk, we are surely making them a talking point in our home. I believe that walls in our homes truly have the power to speak volumes about our lives and our deep love of collecting pieces.
With our overflowing collection of tchotchkes from around the globe, my creative idea of a “mask wall” had started brewing ages ago. Now that our basement is done, we had many more walls to free up our creative thoughts. And finally my vision could result into a reality with our own one of a kind wall! The wall was reserved, at the foot of the stairs, from the moment it caught my eye and it was a perfect canvas for showcasing the treasures of our masks.
After attempting one here in our living room and one here in our temple room, we were ready to tackle another one with aplomb. Though, I would be one lost woman if my handy husband wouldn't stand next to me for any decorative front at home. He definitely packs his patience and bears out my bold enough (read crazy enough) experiments with equal fervour.
Our little wall is finally developing personality reflecting our passion. Each piece here tells a story of the places we have visited and sparks memories of interesting travel tales. The wall is also an ode to those beautiful years we have spent in Africa. In addition to those lugged away pieces in our carry bags from Africa…few masks from our tropical vacations to Cuba, Mexico, and one recently from my last trip to USA are also adorning the wall. Two large wooden panels on sides were shipped back to Canada from Africa.
These two little guys on the floor are actually stylish and versatile seats that I carried back with me when we moved to Canada 20 years back. They fold up perfectly to take on adventures or to move anywhere in home as an extra seat. The saddle leather on top is hand dyed and hand stitched in Africa.
Besides being a fashionable focal point while running up and down in our basement, the mask wall is now sure to kick fire a conversation with our guests.
Hope this wall has inspired you to kick start your own gallery wall project. Don't stifle your creative thoughts and start tackling one because the best thing about gallery walls is....everything and anything can go! There are plenty of more sites to scroll and surf through for your imagination. I would love to hear your feedback on my attempt, do drop in a line. Until we meet again, see you on Instagram and Facebook, toodles!