Inspired by An image Jess found on Pinterest, and and over abundance of artwork, we decided to turn a large empty wall in our hallway into an art wall.
The wall consists of three sections. The first was easy. Using a little chalkboard paint I created a chalkboard.
The second was a little more difficult. I eventually found a sheet metal manufacturer in Ballard who was able to make me a sheet of galvanized metal to my exact dimensions, conveniently turning this section into a magnet wall.
The third section on top is a padded fabric background. I will string cables across to clip artwork to.
The molding really finished everything nicely. Of course, Jess wanted the molding ultra white which meant repainting all the molding in the hallway.
A few months later and the art wall is already well used. We have magnets aplenty, so much artwork to hang it has to be rotated, and a chalkboard full of pictures.