I know some people have highly prized, highly expensive art collections that are proudly adorning the rooms in their homes. However, I made the decision a while ago, to take advantage of family pictures, memories of places we travel to in photos, as well as home grown artwork from my flower gardens for the artwork in our home.
Back up to last summer's yard sale season. Sections of my neighbourhood are "old money". Last summer, toward the end of the summer, I was at one such yard sale. Most of what they had I had no need for. However, on the way out, I spotted a bucket full of various types and sizes of picture frames. One particular one that caught my eye was one that, of course, had no glass.
That's ok. I had an idea or two of what I wanted to do with it. I'm not sure what type of wood it is made from, but it is heavy. I picked it up for $3.00.
Then I got to work. And, I know I took a picture of it but I don't know where to start looking. So, perhaps you can picture me on my hands and knees in my driveway, with my glassless (is that a word?) picture frame on a blanket, spray paint in my hand. Yes, I'm in a happy zone...
Ok, back to reality. I cleaned it up, and sprayed some love on it.
And then it sat.
All Fall, Winter, and almost Spring.
A picture inside a picture. Mr. House Pretty chose the pic. and I had it blown up. Come to think of it, I believe I also purchased the picture frame it is in from the same yard sale...anyway, I wanted the picture to have more substance, so I thought, hey, why not use that other frame I cleaned up!
Ironically, that frame was one item that I thought was going to be on the "chopping block", in my decluttering. One day I got the inspiration to remove the mirror that was previously framed and above our dresser, and install it in this frame instead. However, my husband had an "accident", while removing the mirror. So much for that idea!
Again, the wall color is Benjamin Moore's glazed green, no. CC580. It just doesn't look like it in this pic. because of my camera ability, and the lighting in the room.
Do you prefer more "home grown" artwork, or more traditional artwork?