Farmhouse Cow Painting in the Sitting Room

A few weeks ago I revealed my new sitting room during my spring home tour. But what I didn't reveal was an unfinished corner in the room. I'm happy to say I found the necessary pieces for this little corner, which includes a beautiful new farmhouse cow painting. (This post contains affiliate links.)   I don't know what it is about paintings of farmhouse animals that I love so much. I loved this cow's slightly pink ears and nose. Pink … [Read more...]

Decorating with Botanical Prints

For as long as I can remember, I've been a fan of botanical prints. I love their color and simplicity; they look great in any room. You'll find them in poster form, or smaller, framed collections. When in doubt about how to decorate your walls, consider adding a few botanical prints. You can't go wrong, as these photo examples will prove. Photo by Tom Stringer Design Partners Botanical prints adorn the wall above a beautiful blue sideboard. … [Read more...]

How to Make a Vintage Style Hanging Poster

Changing artwork in a room is one of the easiest ways to give spaces a decorating update. Original or antique art can be expensive and the dollars can quickly add up. Today I'm sharing how to make a vintage style hanging poster that's budget-friendly and visually appealing. Since there are a variety of posters available, you're sure to find something for any room of your house. I recently transformed a plain poster into a vintage style hanging … [Read more...]

Wall Art Ideas from Photos.com

When I flip through a decorating magazine, one thing I pay special attention to is the wall art people have chosen for their rooms. Art is such an easy way to personalize a room, whether it's photos of your family or a painting by a favorite artist. And of course, hanging a piece of new art in a room is a whole lot easier than painting walls or buying new furniture. So I was pretty happy when I recently found a huge variety of wall art ideas at … [Read more...]

Paper Butterfly Wall Art

Decorating your home for the seasons can get real expensive, real fast. I'm always looking for creative ways to re-use items I already have on hand. If I think about it too much though, the ideas escape me. It's when I have an unexpected thought that I walk away with something I like. Such was the case with Christmas decor that I turned into paper butterfly wall art just in time for spring. This project is so easy ... even the highly … [Read more...]

How to Make Decoupage Wood Slice Art

We've had a mild winter week here in Illinois. Mid 30-degree temps and little wind. The other day when I went out for a run, I actually heard birds chirping and a little bunny rabbit ran across my path. It put me in the mood for spring even though I know that's at least 2 months away. To keep the spring feeling going, I created simple decoupage wood slice art with nature prints. I love any project that brings nature inside. Whether it's … [Read more...]

Repurposed Shutters Create Easy Wall Art

In my living room is an expanse of wall that's always tough for me to decorate. Rather than change a lot of small things on the wall, I opted for one larger item. I've used repurposed shutters to act as a back drop for ever-changing art work. A  vintage bird poster from the flea market adds color to the painted shutters.   The bird poster is hung with simple twine and wooden clothespins. I can change out the poster according to the … [Read more...]

French Script Butterfly Wreath

"Butterflies are self-propelled flowers."    ~ R.H. Heinlein Two things I'm lovin' these days ... French Script ... and Butterflies! So when I saw a beautiful French script butterfly wreath in one of my fave stores, I really wanted to buy it. But at $36 and some change, I just couldn't bring myself to open up my wallet. After all, it's just paper, right? Still ... it was haunting my dreams. I thought about how I could make one. But then I'd … [Read more...]

Wall Art: Medley of Mirrors

I don't know why, but I think one of the best arrangements of art on a wall is a medley of mirrors. In my humble opinion, they don't have to match. Pair a contemporary mirror with an antique mirror. Tuck a rustic mirror next to a gilded mirror. Color doesn't matter either ... white, blue, bronze, black. Whatever your heart desires. I think an eclectic mix provides greater eye candy. Found this shabby little mirror for $15 at Carter's Cottage.  It … [Read more...]

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