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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

$2 Detail

Now I am not an advocate of every square inch of wall being covered with something, in fact I really think restraint is called for most times, and walls need breathing room.  However, every once in a while there is a tiny spot that just sort of needs something.  This is a tiny sliver of wall in my dining area that just looked bare to me.


 It a little piece of wall next to the hall doorway.



 This is the plastic frame I found at Goodwill for $1 and painted, then gave it some touches of shine with gold rub 'n buff.  The little sheep I printed off the internet, so they were free.



The brass sconce came from a garage sale for $1.  I thought the two looked good together.


 Definitely adds a touch of shine to this corner.


 As you can see, the edge of my other frame has gold around it, so these two things tie in pretty good.


Fun to look at your rooms with a fresh eye and see if there is anything that will spruce them up just a bit, even a tiny little corner somewhere.

So how do you feel about walls, lots of pictures or hardly any at all?

I am joining the following parties:

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Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
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Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Open House Party on Thursdays


29 comments:

  1. What a difference! i like the way you picked up on the gold in the other picture. The picture of the sheep is sweet. You are right about the sconce...the shape reflects the light I think! Joan

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  2. Hi Marty,
    Every wall I have is holding something that I love. I have an open floor plan so I do have limited walls and wish I had more. Ilove that frame with the sheep. The photo is awesome and to think it was free! Way to go!
    ~Happy May Day...

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  3. I agree! Every square inch doesn't need to be covered, but sometimes there's a space that just seems to beg for a little something. I think you did a great job with this space. I can't believe the sheep "painting" is something you printed from a website--it looks great, and so does the frame! Great job!

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  4. So for 2 dollars you got the whole look? Fantastic!

    My walls do a LOT of breathing. Too much...

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  5. LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I will happily follow.

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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  6. Your additions to your wall look great. My walls tend to the simple side right now but if my daughter has her way, which she usually does, we will be adding more things soon :)

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  7. A perfect little accompaniment to the other picture. The lamb is sweet and very french farm look to me!

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  8. Marty,
    This little sliver of wall looks stunning! I adore the detailing of your frame and never would have guessed it wasn't engraved wood with gold leaf. The two frames in your dining area are harmonious with one another! Thank you for sharing with us what a big bang we can get for just a few bucks!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  9. I could see how that spot needed a little something. I love what you chose. Looks great.

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  10. Your sconce and lamb picture look great there.

    I love art, so I do have quite a few original pieces that I have on my walls. I love the look of a gallery, so I have no problem surrounding myself with art that I love.

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  11. Marty, I just love the little lamb picture. So very pretty!

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  12. Love it , looks great awesome finds ! We put pictures of our own photos we have taken in frames and put them up on our walls and every now and then change the photos. We do it so its not over powering or empty either ! Have a good day !

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  13. Marty I use to think every blank wall needed something......not so much anymore. I mostly hang a print on any bare wall. The only wall in my home that has more than one thing hanging on it, is the entry hall. I have all my families photos hanging there.

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  14. I think those two pieces are perfect for that wall, Marty. I'm kind of middle of the road; I like pictures, but I also like to keep some wall space free. Give the eye a place to rest.

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  15. Marti:
    OMG! That printed lamb picture is great. (never would have guessed!) That plastic frame is really a fooler ( never, never would have guessed) Great job. As for restraint, I couln'd agree more. It is just knowing when to stop.
    Mary Anne ox

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  16. <arty, that was the perfect addition to that wall! What a beautiful find! Looks so pretty with your frame!

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  17. Looks just great Marty! I can't believe it all only cost you $2.00! I don't like walls that are covered with pictures but I do like something on them and love those little areas with something on them too!

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  18. You are right Marty...they look wonderful together...You always find the greatest things!

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  19. C'est souvent avec les petites choses qu'on réalise de très belles choses...
    gros bisous

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  20. Marty- You need to go in and delete that comment that last idiot left...send him to spam right away-that way his IP# will be recorded and they can't post to your blog again.

    Anyway, it looks lovely. I really like how sometimes just a little change can make so much difference. It is nice to see some brass coming back, too. xo Diana

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    1. Thanks so much, I didn't see it, I was busy painting, but it is gone now. You are a treasure. Thanks again.

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  21. I agree with Diana Marty...how rude...apparently who left that comment has no life! I love your little lamb picture and adding the brass sconce was the finishing touch. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

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  22. A wonderful little addition with big impact. Jane

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  23. Marty the picture and that pretty sconce look wonderful together!! Perfection!

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  24. HI MARTY

    THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR VISIT.
    I ALWAYS SPEND WONDERFUL HOURS IN YOUR BLOG.
    I LOVE SO MUCH YOUR TTT AND YOUR HOME TOO.
    THANK AGAIN FOR SHARING IT.
    HAVE NICE DAY
    MIVA

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  25. I love your little lamb picture! I had no idea that frame wasn't wooden.

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  26. The sconce was the perfect touch to add to the wall with the cute lamb picture. The price for the sconce was unbelievable considering the big wow factor it gave to the scene. Thanks for sharing at Your Cozy Home Party.

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