Tuesday, October 14, 2008

{stuff on the walls - tackle it tuesday}

So my friends and family know me as a bit of a procrastinator.  But I tell you what...not being able to do stuff sure makes you want to do stuff.  What I'm trying to say, is...when I couldn't  do anything but sit, I couldn't wait until I was better so I could do all the things I couldn't do before.  Clear as mud?

I'll quit mumbling and get to the pictures, k?

This is what the wall on my staircase landing looked like before I broke my ankle.

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I bought that brand new, never before been used stretched canvas picture from the Salvation Army Thrift Store for $5.  For what it is worth, I also bought the other 4 of her buddies that looked exactly like her (apparently there was a boutique of some sort that went out of business and donated it's goods).  It sat in my garage for months a while and then leaned here in it's future home for weeks some time.




Now doesn't that look better?

I also need to tell you about that lovely black shelf.  When I found her at a flea market, she wasn't nearly as charming as she is now.  Believe it or not, she is plastic.  And hollow.  Yep.  I only paid $3 for her, y'all.  She was also a not-so-cute semi metallic gold color.  She is sporting a new hammered black finish thanks to spray paint.She feels much better now that she's had a bit of a makeover.

Now, this is a good start for the wall at the staircase landing, but she's not finished.  I have some plastic plates that I bought at the Goodwill for $.85 each and plan to spray paint red.  There are 3 of them and they'll hang above the picture.

I need some advice from y'all.  The beige color on my wall makes the canvas picture blend in since there's no frame.  I need some way to outline the picture in black to make it pop.  What do you think?  Please share your advice in the comments.  I'll keep you "post"ed (ha ha) on this project, k?

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April said...

In a model home we were looking at I saw a row of pictures in painted squares and thought it was a neat idea. You just paint a very basic 1 or 2 inches square and fill the inside with pictures. May work nice for your art.

The Settle Family said...

OK I love your wall! The picture looks great and I can't believe that shelf is plastic! I'm going shopping with you at goodwill soon!

Jen said...

April - I love that idea of painting a block of black on the wall. I really think that would work! :) Thanks for sharing!

Kari said...

Wow!!! You've been busy with decorating and planning parties. The wall looks great and the party looks like it was a blast. Welcome back by the way. I missed your posts. I hope all is well.