Busy, busy weekend. I’ve spent the past few days forcing myself to finally work on projects that should have been completed quite awhile ago. See I have this bad habit of spotting interesting finds and coming up with all these great ideas on how I’m going to use them…then letting them sit untouched for a few
weeks months. One of the many projects was to get some of the large photo frames I picked up at Goodwill on the wall. Earlier in the month I attempted a family photo gallery wall, but failed. This time the goal was to use some of the frames for the kid’s artwork. That artwork along with some other great paintings were going up on the wall in the living room.
You can ignore the mismatched, shade missing lamps. I needed them for height reference at the time, since I still hadn’t found anything to put on the sofa console table. I guess I should say I hadn’t found anything within my budget. Why are lamps and shades so crazy expensive?
Here is a closer shot of some of the artwork…
The really large landscape is another Goodwill find. I loved the whole scene the first time I saw it and I just painted the frame black so that it wouldn’t feel quite so western. The one on top of that is an original painting by the boyfriend’s very talented mom, Joyce. She does amazing work and you can actually find more of it here. The boyfriend’s grandmother painted the littlest landscape (she is an amazing painter too!) & my son painted the mountains above that one. I didn’t take an up-close picture of the other two pieces of artwork for some reason, but the bottom one is a lion drawn by daughter and the one above that is another painting by Joyce.
Finally, one side of the living room is starting to feel more homey and a little less just moved in. Of course, the whole room still needs to be painted something other than builder beige, but that particular wall works it’s way out of the living room and all the way up to the 2nd floor. Which means I need to be very confident on color before moving forward with that one. And, I’m not even going to show you the other side of the room yet, because it takes away from all my hard work over on this side. I have some great ideas for that side, but just need to get some more funds in the budget before I can move forward. It will involve quite a bit of DIY building if I can’t find anything ready-made in a reasonable price range.