I've been wanting to tackle the wall in the dining nook for quite some time. Originally it seemed like the only decoration that would look right was a really large piece of art. Unfortunately, that kind of investment is sort of out of the cards right now and I didn't want to settle for bare walls. Then, the other day, I was watching a design show on HGTV and I saw a bedroom makeover with a large shelf and a collection of art. I thought it was such a neat way to utilize a collection of pieces in a layer way, that still looks polished. I thought I might give it a try. I put a piece of painters' tape on the wall for about a week to make sure the shelf concept was appealing and then went for it.