How to decorate a landing or single wall
One of the places I have been wanting to redo is the single wall on the landing at the top of the stairs. We had a bench we found and refinished along with an iron decorative piece that hung on the wall, making a boring and unattractive landing to look up at! So this has been on my to do list for a long time now. I just wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do. While cleaning out the garage and looking at my daughters old antique dresser and wicker rocking chair, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with these pieces. She will be 21 in a few days, so I guess I am safe in saying she has outgrown these pieces now…wow… I can’t believe she will be 21 as the saying goes “it seems like just yesterday when we brought you into this world…where did the time go!” Now my “baby” has grown up and has her own online store “Farmhouse Decor” Today I am going to share how I will be taking these retired antique pieces and a few items from her product line to decorate the single wall and landing.
Refinished Vintage Dresser main focal point on landing
I found this vintage scale at a local antique shop, although most scales are used in kitchen areas, I couldn’t resist using it here on the dresser placing a silver tray and tiny woven basket on top with greenery. When Spring rolls around a few eggs or a small bird would be cute placed in the basket…What do you think?
Items used to create and decorate this landing are:
- Vintage test tube lab vase
- small woven baskets
- rusted graters
- refinished vases
- vintage keys
- refinished rustic mirror
- silver tray
- antique scale
- metal chippy/rusted embossed shelves
The vases are from my mom when she was heavy into ceramics…although I have changed the color they still have her signature on the bottom. (To see how these were refinished see down below how I refinished the mirror, it is the same technique less the faux rust.)
Using old rusted graters as a plant stand and a candle holder.
I love using the unexpected and these graters were perfect to bring in the same rustic feeling, one as a pot to hold greenery and the other for a candle holder.
The vintage keys were a gift from my mom. I found these rusted graters at a Thrift store a while back and have used them in a couple of different places. They also look cute as candle stick shades.
How to Make your own Rustic Mirror from a Plastic Framed Mirror
The Rustic Mirror was refinished from a package of three red framed plastic mirrors I purchased along time ago from Target in their clearance section for right around $8.00. Knowing I would never use them as is (since I don’t have any red in my home), I knew I could change the frames by using either spray paint or some other painting technique.
I made up some chalk paint, but instead of mixing it until is was smooth, I left it a bit gritty to create more of a rough finish. I applied the paint with a sponge brush dabbing with flat side of the sponge brush by applying and pulling up on the brush. rather than a smooth application.
While the paint was still wet, I applied nutmeg (the spice) in a random order to give it a rusted look and then sealed it with some Mod Podge.
Now when I go upstairs I am reminded of what started and keeps this family together all in one place… I am so glad I finally took the time to Decorate the landing on this single wall.
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I found these inexpensive mirrors, If you liked the idea of adding mirrors to the landing wall and giving the mirrors a rustic look, using these mirrors I found along with following this super easy tutorial you can achieve the very similar look.
3 Piece Starburst Mirror Set, Wall Accent Display Pieces for Bedroom or Dining Room or single wall
Here is another idea on decorating a large wall