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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wall Collage


Last week I showed you two gorgeous dog paintings that I found at a garage sale.  I just needed frames for them and to figure out a place to hang them.  As you have all seen, my house is tons of windows and NO walls.  I have to quit finding art, I am totally out of walls.


When I decided to hang this mirror on the FR wall, I put a floral wall pocket on one side and a corbel and mirror on the other.  This room is small, so I need to keep the wall space clean and simple. 


I finally found two frames that I loved at Home Goods and decided to replace the corbel/mirror with the two pictures.  I like it.  Super sunny when I took the pic, so the lamps barely show, but they are there.


I changed out the dark hydrangea in the pocket with an orange hydrangea and added a couple more feathers to balance the pictures.





  Love these wonderful Spaniel paintings.


I deliberately chose two different frames so they would look like I collected them over time.  I looked everywhere and finally found these frames at Home Goods.  $9.99 each.  Great find.





Before -


After - I like it so much better than the corbel, and the added color to the wall is great.

                         I am definitely out of wall space, so I absolutely can't buy any more art.

I am joining the following parties:

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
On Sutton Place for Open House Thursday
Thrifty Thursday @ Tales From Bloggeritaville
                                         Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
                                     Home Sweet Home Friday @ The Charm Of Home
                                                Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
                                                  Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
                                          Flaunt It Friday @ Chic On A Shoestring Decorating
                                                  Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
                                                  Potpourri Friday @ 2805

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

51 comments:

  1. looks great Marty.. that dog art is the perfect touch on that wall.. love the new frames too.

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  2. Oh Marty -
    Love your dog pictures and the frames you chose. I agree....I like it much better too but I have to say I'm partial to animals. Like you, I pick up art, and then try to figure out what to do with it when I get home. It must stop but I'm afraid that won't happen. You have great style!
    Connie (aka Lou)

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  3. How pretty! I am like you... more windows than walls. It makes it hard to decorate. I love the mirror and your new pictures!

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  4. Pefect, Marty. I love those dog pictures and great frames.

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  5. Those look lovely Marty! A Perfect spot for them!

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  6. I really like the prints better,...not that the other was bad...this is just fresher I think..and you can't go wrong with doggies!!

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  7. Looks lovely. I realy like the almost matching frames. Does look like you collected over time. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for my TTT entry.

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  8. What sweet dog pictures Marty!

    Hope it is cooling down your way. We are still quite warm for us- I think it was 92 today and with cloud cover it is very humid feeling!

    Our ministry building is getting a facelift! Arrived this morning to see some guys changing out windows and painting!! WHat a blessing! It will be so great having windows fixed. The sills had rotted out and the windows had slipped about 1/2 inch into the rotted sill which left a gap for wind, dirt and in the winter cold to come in! How nice and toasty we will be this winter now!!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  9. LOVE those doggie pictures! Also saw little Spaniels on Cheri's mantel..now I'm thinking...I NEED some! You KNOW how it is! :)
    Mona

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  10. Very pretty Marty. I love those little paintings!

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  11. Marty, they look great! I just love these sweet Spaniel pictures. They bring extra warmth to your room.

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  12. I love the new look, Marty! The spaniel pictures are beautiful! You did a great job with the frames, too!

    XO,
    Jane

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  13. Hi Marty, I am LOVING the dog prints. They are adorable.. they are so perfect on your wall. I'm desperately searching for some.. so far no luck.. they will come at the right time.. hugs ~lynne~

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  14. Cute dog prints and I love the gorgeous frames... I have the same problem... more windows than wall space. I get tempted to buy wall art but not much wall space. Your living room always looks picture perfect! Have a lovely evening!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  15. You are so good at pairing up your pictures and frames, Marty, and this pair does not disappoint! I like this as change from your corbel. I can understand the wall space issue. I believe I may have to deal with that once we move.

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  16. Love the paintings Marty and you found the perfect frames for them! Gotta love Home Goods! Martina

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  17. These are beautiful dog paintings! I always enjoy 'seeing' what you are up to!

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  18. Great change, and you always have the best pictures. the frames look great...gotta love Home Goods!

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  19. Looks great. Those dog paintings are adorable.

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  20. Marty, I just love the dog paintings you got, and the frames...perfect! Your wall looks great!

    Nancy

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  21. Looks wonderful, Marty! I really like those little doggies and the frames are gorgeous! I love this look.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. Doesn't a simple change like this make such a difference sometimes? Really love the dogs.

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  23. Marty, I love the dog prints and those frames are PERFECT!!! XO, Pinky

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  24. Marti those are wonderful pictures! Love the spot you put them, couldn't have found anything more perfect for your room.

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  25. Marty, these look fantastic. What a great find!

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  26. Marty,
    You matched up the lovely dog paintings with some gorgeous frames. Together they make quite a statement. They look so lovely on the wall with your sofa.
    Those little dogs have such sweet faces!
    Yvonne

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  27. Love your new pair of puppy paintings, Marty!
    They look great with your wall arrangement. What a find!
    xx
    A

    Getting ready for Hawaii?
    :)

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  28. You could;t have chosen a better place. I love the juxtaposition of the round mirror with the square frames. Perfect! Such sweet prints and the frames were simply made for these prints...and your home.

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  29. The dog pictures sure add more life and a touch of whimsy. Love it. I also love your round mirror...where did you find that? Toni

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  30. Love the change ups. The spaniels look right at home there. Thanks for sharing.
    Ginger

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  31. I love the frames, and I wouldn't have thought to make them complimentary but different to make it look like you had collected them over time. Time would have been matchy matchy, and it wouldn't have looked as nice.

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  32. Marty, looks wonderful! Great find on the frames and I really like that you got differant frames for each picture. I tend to be to match things far to much, trying to break the habit.
    Sandy

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  33. I really like your spaniel prints, Marty. You know, your round mirror (gorgeous!) looks almost like a porthole window :).

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  34. Marty,
    Liking the new look...hoping to get some Fall decor out this week.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  35. Marty,
    What lovely pictures and the frames are perfect!! A truly stunning wall grouping perfect for Fall!
    You are out of wall space, did you say?????
    You haven't seen my house then!!!

    LOL!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  36. Hi Marty. Perfect! They look great next to your mirror and the whole arrangement looks nice and balanced. You got a great deal on those little paintings!

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  37. Marty,
    I adore your wall grouping, dear. Very fitting since it has truly been "The Dog Days of Summer" far too long this year! Your home is lovely!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  38. I love the dog paintings, and I really like the way you grouped everything together. Looks great!

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  39. Your living room is so beautiful and so inviting, I ove it that it already has that fallish atmosphere to it. The spaniel pictures are adorable, I love dogs and collect everything with them, specially figurines, but I'd love to have artwork. See you soon. Lots of hugs. FABBY

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  40. The pictures are so sweet and that you choose different frame is very smart looking! The wall pocket and florals complete a lovely look!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you!

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  41. Love the room. Very bright and beautiful. So is the dog art in your wall, very cute.

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  42. Marty, I really like the two wonderful dog pictures on the wall. The pictures and the frames have a wonderful "old world regal" feel to them. Great finds! Thank you for joining TTF and I hope you have a fun weekend! hugs, Diann :)

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  43. Thanks for coming to the party. I'm working on the wall over my sofa right now. Haven't made much progress!

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  44. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your pictures of the dog !! Your home is Gorgeous Marty. I hope you and your family have a great weekend.
    XXOO Diane

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  45. I love the new look. I really LOVE those dog pictures. That was a great find at a garage sale. I also have very few walls, and many windows, so I find myself always changing out the wall grouping to give it a new look for each season. You are really good at vignettes and grouping. I sadly am not!

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  46. Hi Marty, I just love the warmth of this room, and as much as it gives you little wall space, the lighting is incredable. And you sure have utalized the space very well. Don't ya just love home goods?
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  47. Marty,
    I like this arrangement very much! Your wall pocket is gorgeous! Thanks for joining HSH!
    Sherry

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  48. Hi Marty~ Love your pretty dog pictures- the frames are perfect and your arrangement is lovely! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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