It started like this-
The client wanted the wall to carry itself – it needed to be one big wall of hanging art. I suggested several options, but I really liked the possibilities of one – a weathered metal looking finish bound with bands and metal rivets –
In my online searches to find rivets incorporated on a BIG wall, I found this – REAL metal panels offered by PMD Design Studio, in a choice of aged finishes-
and this cool picture-
I created a few sketches so we could visualize if this would work or not-
The client liked #1, but wanted to add one more band-
Working up the finish-
The rivets (upholstery tacks) ordered from DIY Upholstery Supply –
The finished wall-
In The Feature Wall Redux, Margaret writes,
The idea of the feature wall (where one wall of a room is painted boldly to stand out) has been done, done, and done. But feature walls are morphing into something more than a taupe wall at the head of a bedroom—something that can stand on its own. They are becoming art in and of themselves… If you have a blank wall that could serve as a focal point for a large room, consider custom-creating a piece of art.
I think we RIVETED it!