Sunday, April 25, 2010

FOCAL WALL FOR THE FRONT ENTRY...on a shoestring!

Remember my previous post about my Goodwill finds and my idea for an interesting focal wall for my front hallway? It is finally at a point worth posting about!

Here are the frames as you last saw them:





We finally finished the project! Here is my view from the couch:



P.S. The Villa de Fleur pillow is from Marley & Lockyer. I had to have it!

Here is the view as you walk in the front door:




The frames are all from Goodwill and cost a total of $21. The mirror was also a Goodwill find for $4. All the frames needed was a little spray paint and a light sanding to create their aged look. The striped background was created with a striped cotton chenille fabric that I found in the clearance bin at the fabric store for $6! The grand total for this interesting entry wall was about $32. As I always say, NEVER underestimate the possibilities at your local thrift shop!

What I absolutely love about this wall is that it is functional, creative, and can be rearranged on a whim! The empty frames provide endless opportunities for seasonal decor and the stripes provide a great neutral background that will allow whatever goes inside the frames to really stand out.

I thought I would start out with some black and white photos:



I'm thinking I found the perfect home for a beautiful photo of my grandmother LaVerne, aka Lovie. She was a COMPLETELY FABULOUS and creative woman, and I couldn't think of a better way to honor her memory. I never had the privilege of meeting her, but she left behind plenty of evidence that she could make something fabulous out of ANYTHING! If she had some expired eggs and some broken crayons, she made beautiful hand painted Easter eggs. If she found an elegant looking branch washed up on the beach, she turned it into an Easter egg tree. If she found some pesky snags in her pantyhose, she didn't just throw them away, she used them to make fancy tights for my mom's dolls. I might not have met her, but through her creations that she left behind, I know her.



As far as I'm concerned, Martha Stewart ain't got nothin on our Lovie!

Hope you enjoy the finished project as much as we do! Got any unique ideas on what else can go in the frames? Leave me some comments...I love to hear from you!

Have a Lovie kind of day!

Kelle
xx

5 comments:

  1. I love the frame project! I cannot wait to see it in person! And, I will take your advice in the thrift store scores and check out a ton when Dom and I move!

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  2. What a great idea. It looks great and thanks for mentioning the cover you bought from me. So glad you like it.
    Ness xx

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  3. This looks AMAZING! I'm inspired to get my buns to the thrift store!

    PS - I plan on posting on my blog soon, so I'll email you when it's up. Love you!

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  4. Hey Jess,
    Remember when you bought that crazy Mrs. Roper dress for me from the thrift store? And then the roller skates....by roller skates, I mean "bush stompers" LOL!! I love you too!

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