Monday, February 25, 2013

Make-Do {and make lovely} Mondays-Wall Art Happy

 Hope your Monday was lovely friends.
I am snuggled down on this very couch under quilts while a heavy rain storm passes over.
Sweet Man is on dinner duty and the boys and I are catching up on some DVR recordings.
I am off to the doc tomorrow to see if this cold is ever going to go away, and I have a long list of to-do's before the book release. Life is good and busy and full of questions as usual. But I think I may have answered one this weekend - what to hang above our sectional!

Remember my whole not spending money on things for the home during Lent? Well so far so good. Also, I feel as if a bit of home decorator fire has been lit beneath me by this decision. Somehow, not surprising when I really think about it, I find the challenge of making-do with what I have to be incrediablly inspiring. (So far. Like I have said before, this could all change in the blink of one great garage sale.)

Ever since I brought my $60 Goodwill sofa home I have been trying to figure out what to do on the HUGE wall behind it. Especially because now everything is slightly off center.
(Well, I do know what I want to do with it long term, but that is way down the list of things to do around here...) Also, eventually I want to have a couple of slipcovers made for the sofa- one in a pink red and one in white- but until then I have to work  with this dirty yellow color, which isn't horrible, but isn't my first choice either.

At some point last week it finally occurred to me what might just work. My Thrift Store Art Collection (as I refer to it) would probably look pretty great above the sofa.  Or at least some of it. Of course only two of the paintings that I settled on are thrift store found -the two yellow paintings. The boot and the nest were painted by Jeanetta and the chair was painted by my sister Judea in college. But they remind me of my thrifted art, so I lump them in with the group.

I left room for a few more paintings to make their way to the wall, perhaps a cow or a barn? Maybe both? As I am re-nesting in this house I am trying to find the balance between light and airy/colorful and collected.  I want things to be less cluttered than before, but I also like a lot of my stuff, and I love color. I just can't help it.   I think this arrangement does a pretty good job of meeting that goal. What do you think?


  1. I love it so much! It's just what wanted to be there!

  2. What gorgeous art! You obviously have some talented artists in your family. My favourite is the "nests in pots". Very springy!!

  3. Great choices, wish my stash had those in it. Lovely wall.

  4. Perfectly cheerful and fun...just what February and March need!


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