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“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves

does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” - Wendell Berry

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cheap & meaningful wall décor

About a year ago I painted stripes on one side of my hallway. (Read that post here.) It was just what was needed to liven up the space and give it a little character and I still love it. Here’s a few pics before stripe-age. (Yep, I’m making up my own words again.)

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I know…pretty bad. Everything is so close together!! And unbalanced. I don’t know what I was thinking, but let’s not linger too long here shall we? not? Anways…

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Here’s a few pics from last year after the striped treatment.

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Way better, right? Maybe not amazing, but better? =0)

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Well, the hallway has undergone another minor makeover, after I found my little flower petal, sunburst-mirror thingy at Target for $7.50, originally $29.99. I know peeps, believe me. That’s 75% off, so I was pretty excited. =0)

So here’s the striped wall, as it looks at this exact moment. B-e-a-utimous. Do you love it!?!!IMG_5949

In addition to the mirror I added a few photos to oomph it up a little more.

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I also added this number 8 to the top of the collage.

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Eight seems like our family’s lucky number for a long list of reasons. I’ve been thinking of getting a very tiny tattoo of it just for fun, but until then I decided to frame it and put on our wall instead. =0)

So I started with this frame. I bought three of these for .79 cents a piece at a thrift store, so I have two more left to do who knows what with.

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I spray painted it black, printed out a number 8 at the library since we are currently out of printer ink and keep forgetting to buy some, (lol!), and slapped that puppy in the frame and onto the wall.

At the same time I was at the library I also printed out this quote from L.M. Montgomery. IMG_5983Haley and I are currently reading Anne of Green Gables, one of my favorite books of all time. I love the entire series.  I spray painted a Dollar Store frame black… and you probably get the idea. =0) (I hung this on the opposite wall, which I haven’t showed you yet, but will soon.)

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Thanks for reading!!

19 comments:

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

The striped wall looks great and what a deal on that mirror!

Jennifer said...

7.50!? What a steal! I love it! =) It's a fabulous addition to your frame art!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Sjn said...

I love your horizontal stripes. I'll like to try that sometime.

embee said...

ummm, can i have that mirror? k thanks. <3

Shelley said...

What a great wall!!! I painted stripes like this in my bathroom and it's now my favorite. After seeing this I totally saved one of your pictures to my computer's "Decor Ideas" folder :D I really want to do this in my hallway now with some pictures. Love, love, what you did!

Oh, and it's totally ok to make up your own words. I do it awl-da-time ;)

Shelley
www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

Mel's Cabin said...

I'd like to do this in our cabin, was this hard to do? Mel's Cabin

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love the stripes! I have stripes all over my house in subtle ways but it looks so much more appealing than a plain wall. Great job!
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, I love it! It reminds me of my hall photo display....

http://bunsinarow.blogspot.com/2010/11/hallway-stripes.html

I printed out quotes and a number "7" and some photos!!

Judy said...

I love the stripes and I love the wall of photos. It looks amazing. I have been a follower for a while. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thank you so much.

Marian said...

I Lo-ove the stripes! Looks awesome:)

Janet said...

This looks AMAZING!!!

Great JOB!!!

http://www.craigslistqueen.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

Love it!!! Looks amazing!

Tammy @ Type A said...

love it, great job arranging the art and the stripes rock. i have a party going on if you would like to share this, i would love it if you did.

http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/03/anything-goes-party-8.html

Mallory said...

Great job on the strips! It looks great! Love the colors. I'm a new follower! :)

Callie said...

Love your stripy wall. You made some great choices.

Megan said...

I love the stripes. That mirror is so cute. I've never read Anne of Green Gables, but Prince Edward Island is one of my favorite places in the world.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Tammy @ Type A said...

thanks so much for sharing this at my party!!!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Your horizontal striped walls look great! What a outstanding transformation!

Jill said...

Oh I LOVE that sunburst mirror thingy! Great bargain - and fantastic overall effect in your hallway now! Great job!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/