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House Fenway Favorite: The Crooked Shed

I have another shop favorite to share! The Crooked Shed an Etsy shop based in Ottawa, Canada. Owned by the talented couple, Danielle and Josh, they specialize in hand lettered, reclaimed wood signs and home décor.

I received one of their Fresh Cut Flower Signs which I’m in love with. Flowers are definitely the way to my décor-loving heart! *Swoon*

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Finished with a rustic patina to add the perfect touch of farmhouse chic to your house. 

The Crooked Shed  has a great selection of products and is constantly expanding and coming up with new creations. Here is a sample of some of their pieces currently for sale in their shop:

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Make sure to check out The Crooked Shed, this week’s House Fenway Favorite! <3

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Refreshing January Calendar Download

I love starting my New Year with a fresh outlook. There is so much to look forward to when a new year begins. I have created a refreshing calendar and mobile background to help start your year with organization and style. This month’s calendar is a mixture of seasonal winter flowers – anemone, silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus. I love seasonal botanicals and thought this floral combination was the perfect fit for January.

I wish you all a prosperous and happy New Year! Enjoy!

Melissa @ House Fenway

Desktop Calendar Download >

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Tablet Calendar Download >

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Mobile Background Download >

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Home is Where the Heart Is: Gallery Wall

I’ve always wanted a gallery wall. They’re pretty, they’re popular and they seem like a lot of work! The thought of collecting enough stuff, arranging it just so and hanging every piece with precision would likely send me into a panic attack. It seemed like a really hard project to tackle but I was determined to have one in my new house.

What should I have in my gallery wall? I didn’t want random items with no real meaning. I decided against family pics; they get outdated too fast and I’m horrible at getting picture developed. I wanted something with meaning. Something that would make me smile when I walked past. I did a little soul searching and decided that my “home” makes me happy. I love the city I live in, Milwaukee. It’s full of beautiful architecture, next to a wonderful lake. I was born here, raised here and now raise my own family here. I decided to do a small collection of items in honor of my hometown. It took me awhile to “collect” everything (I can be picky) but I was pleased with the grouping. The group consisted of 2 instagram pics I took of downtown Milwaukee, an illustration of the Milwaukee skyline done by a local artist, a handmade metal cutout of Wisconsin with a Magnetic heart and a wood carved letter “M”.

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Now to layout an arrangement. I decided to put it in my front hallway. It was a good location that I would pass multiple times a day. So I went to work, trying different layouts until I was pleased with the outcome. I placed the items on the floor and moved them around into different arrangements.

Attempt #1:

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Attempt #2:

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I decided on this layout. I thought it was a good balance of color and texture and would fit the wall nicely.

Attempt #3: the final

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Of course, I picked a wall that needed some TLC – patching and painting. (*My favorite*) I picked out a paint color and got to work.

img_0297I chose Granite Boulder by Behr Paint. I love Behr paint. It covers well and cleans well.

After spending a whole Sunday afternoon taping, trimming and rolling, I had a finished product! Here are before and after pictures.

Before:

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The finished gallery wall! I’m so glad I decided to tackle this project. It makes me smile every time I walk past it. 😄

After:

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