Big Studio Wall Progress (Huge Colorful Erasable Calendar)

Design

The big wall in the studio now has another colorful addition. Yesterday, I hung the big, colorful wall calendar, and this thing looks like it was custom made to go with my wallpaper! It’s perfect for my studio! It’s so big and so high that I’ll need a step stool to use some of it, but I don’t even care. Those big rectangles of happy color make it worth having that beautiful calendar on my wall.

I purchased this huge wall calendar from Kaleidoscope Living a while back, and I’ve been very anxious to get it hung on my wall for weeks. But I need to get my big print mounted, and the framed first so that I could plan out the rest of the wall.

But I went ahead and got the months prepped and ready to hang by mounting them on foam core board and then cutting them to size.

And then I used 3M, double-sided foam squares on the backs of each month in order to hang them on the wall.

I hung these, just like I hang any gallery wall, using my bubble level, a long straight edge, and a piece of scrap wood as a spacer. I absolutely love how these look hanging on my wall!

With the two big items on the wall, I could tell how much room I had in the middle for a TV. I didn’t have enough room for a 55 inch TV like I had planned originally, so I had to go with a much smaller 43 inch TV. I used a Hangman TV mount (affiliate link), which is my absolute favorite mounting system for a TV. I’ve use Hangman products for well over a decade, so when I saw that they make TV mounts also, that’s what I chose to hang all three TVs in our house.

The Hangman TV mount is a very simple French cleat system, and it took all of about five minutes to hang the TV. I love that once the TV is hung, you can make minor adjustments, sliding the TV to the left or right, to get it exactly where you want it.

I plan to make a frame for this TV, but this one will be much simpler in style than the one I made for the TV in the breakfast room. I just don’t like being able to see behind a wall mounted TV, and the style of frame that I make will take care of that.

So here’s what the whole wall looks like so far. I love how the calendar and the framed print just happen to be the same height. It’s like it was meant to be!

Underneath the TV, I am going to build three very simple, shallow shelves. I have an idea of what I want to store on them, but I’m gonna keep that to myself for now. 😉

So the final piece of this puzzle is whatever I’m going to put above the TV. I still haven’t quite figured that out yet. I would love to add some thing either round or free form, but I can’t think of what that might be other than a really big clock. I do love clocks, and so far I don’t have one in this room, so that might be the perfect place for one.

Of course, I could also just add two more shelves above the TV. But whatever goes above, the TV would have to be decorative only. Those shelves wouldn’t be practical for storing items/products that I need to access regularly because they’re too high for me to reach easily.

So that is the progress so far, and I’m absolutely loving how this wall is turning out! It is so colorful and bright and fun! It’s almost like it was customized just for me. 😃

 

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