Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Affordable Art for the Family Room

I'm joining Transformation Thursday over at The Shabby Chic Cottage!

The first decorating blog I ever saw was The Nesting Place! I was just blown away by her style, her ideas and her philosophy! I felt like I had found a friend! My favorite idea was when she used doors on the wall as art! Brilliant!

We had lived in our house for over a year and I had yet to put anything above the sofa in the family room. I wanted something with a big impact. And I wanted to create it myself.
I knew this was the right idea for me because lo and behold - I had a set of doors just sitting out in the shed! They were left here by the previous owner! Perfect!

I used some exterior green paint I found out in the shed, too! They were in pretty good shape, just needed a good cleaning. Sorry I don't have any before photos - this was before I had ever thought about doing a blog! But, I just painted them green and then roughed them up a bit.

I found the metal art at Hobby Lobby - 50% off of course! Everything just kind of came together and worked! I can always change out what I put on and around them, but the doors are not going anywhere! It took hubby and I forever to hang them! The big obstacle was the fact that there are 2 of them and I wanted them hung tightly together! It was a chore, but we got through it!

I showed the fireplace in this room for Thrifty Monday. And some other parts of the room here.

I'm going to head on over to The Inspired Room and see what everyone is posting for her Fall Nesting 2009!

Happy Fall Ya'll!


  1. Love Halloween! You should participate in the Halloween party
    at Fanciful Twist. It always gets
    me into the fun and the mood.
    Last year was really fun!
    October 17th 2009 on the sidebar at
    Don't miss it! check it out!

  2. Looks awesome!!! I love her style too. In fact I am loving all of the decorating blogs, they really give me great ideas.

  3. This would make the Nester proud! Awesome!

  4. Love it! The green is so fresh and pretty. Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

  5. Looks mazing! I need to find some old doors now.

  6. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog & commenting! I"m just glad that table is done! haha! Be sure to follow so you can see when I post a giveaway coming SOON!Happy blogging!


  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Those doors look great! It really gives a weight to the wall. Beautiful! (And I love how the doors were free :) )

  8. Those sconces and the side art are amazing :)

  9. OH WOW!!!! You did a fantastic job!!! LOVE it!


  10. That is so pretty! Love the Nester and her clever ideas, she's always inspirational.

    Thanks for joining me today and make sure you entered the giveaway for the Purdy paintbrush!

  11. Hi pam

    thanks so much for stpping by to visit me today..i have been wandering arouond your blog and like so many things here ..i will be back..Hope you come to visit me again ral soon too..

    you wall decorations are truely inspiring to me

  12. Her style is truly inspiring. Just look at the metal art. Doesn't it look amazing?


  13. Beautiful! What a conversation piece! Nice job :0)

  14. Great job on the wall art. Nice collection. I too am contemplating my wall decor over the sofa. The wall is a blank canvas right now. Just trying to figure out the best combination of items for display.
    I think mapping it out on the floor helps.

  15. thanks for stopping by my blog!! i'm hosting a Goodwill party every Wednesday!! Stop by and join in.

    you have the cutest blog dessign!


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