Repurposed Wall Pictures

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My house is always a work in progress with a budget involved. I have quite a few barren walls and the pictures I have are no longer to my liking. So here’s what I did.

This picture was of a “Italian” style rose. The house I live in now is modern. There’s no room here for my “Tuscan” themed items. I took the picture inside the frame and flipped it over to it’s plain white backside and made some of my own art. Now I don’t even mind the gold frame.

The picture below was a canvas illustration of a woman drinking coffee. I painted it with chalkboard paint and added the text. It’s now hanging in our gym.

Found a this picture in an art book. It’s now getting ready to be hung in our bathroom.

 

Lastly, another picture from a yoga manual I have. This one will be going in the gym too…or maybe in the hall. Still deciding.

Other options are momento’s, passages from books, photographs enlarged, the ideas are endless. The moral of the post: Don’t throw away the ugly framed art, it can be something else.

 

Fresh Flower Alternative

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I’m a fan of fresh flower decor. However, it can be expensive. So wha-la! My latest alternative to my fresh flower dilemma. They’re feather looking branches. Although fake, I like these. They’re bold and give a feeling of nature without looking cheap.

BTW: The smaller purple flowers are Mexican Sage from my garden. Two weeks later, they’re just starting to fade. Not bad. I plan on longer cuttings and a larger vase in the future.

 

Layered Rugs- A Perfect Foundation

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Layered rugs are trending now and the look helps give a room a finished look. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, its functional for:

  • A rug too small for an area
  • Making a larger rug area
  • High traffic areas
  • Adding texture to a room
  • Adding color

Below are some popular rug combinations.

Jute rug + faux hide (or fur)

Two flat weave rugs

Plush solid (or large pattern) rug + Moroccan rug (or Turkish kilim)