Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Because You Know A Weekend Can't Go By Without A Project

Since I am trying to cut back on shopping, my house projects have become more about reusing things I already have. So this weekend I decided to shuffle around some things on my walls. These posters I got at Target YEARS ago, and while I know they are not the height of decor, I love them still and that is what matters.These mirrors below I got at market for a great price and decided to use two of them in the hall where one of the posters above used to be and the other two I put above our bed.

My favorite project though was making a collage with variuos pieces we have collected over the years.

After many different formations this is the final one. The wall includes a poster from Double Decker, a festival in Oxford, MS, 2 pictures from Eric Weaver, that I bought in Venice Beach while visiting D, a piece of art from Africa that is made out of metal (bought when I was there with my Dad), another print of Oxford, two pieces from Jamie Hayes, a New Orleans artist, a print from Yellow Stone -a gift from my Husband, a 3-D beach scene from Chile-a gift from my Dad who is from there, and a poster from Memphis in May-a gift from a great friend as a going away present when I moved from Memphis to B'ham. I love them all and I am so happy to have them all on display instead of in various locations.
Finally, this was not a project this weekend, but it will be a future project. I bought this lantern for a INSANELY great price at Peck N' Hills, one of my favorite local shops, and I can't wait to put my spin on it. The problem is that I don't know how I want to use it and it will probably for the mean time end up with the other fixtures I am saving.


Can't you see it refinished, maybe a crazy color? Redo the glass? No glass? Endless possibilites, I was so excited about this find! More to come tomorrow....

PS-still trying to recover yesterday's post. This one went up early too. Things That Inspire I did get your comment, thanks for stopping by!!!

10 comments:

Things That Inspire said...

I always love shuffling things around my home, but alas, my husband has resigned from the job of mover and hanger. So, I now have to save up my changes and hire a hanging/moving company to help me!

I have built up enough projects to have them come out sometime over the next week, I just need to call them. It is cheaper than buying new stuff, and it is better on my relationship with DH!

I love the changes you have made, especially putting the stars over the bed.

Blueprint Bliss said...

Can't wait to come over and see in person what all you have done! Looks great.

Lauren said...

Oh everything looks great!!! I LOVE your bedroom & would love to see more pics!!!
xoxo

Blair said...

i think editing and rearranging rooms is the way to go right now--so much more economical can still make such a difference! Love the collage too and would have never known those poster were from Target.

Sweet Nothings said...

i love it!

i REALLY want that peace, love, and pork picture for my kitchen. like i really do.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Love this. I was just talking about this the other day with Lauren. I love moving things around my home. Especially my furniture and try and make the most of what I have. Love the sneak peek at your bedroom. Your headboard is fab. Love the artwork all put together and that Target prints. Love love love it all!

Courtney said...

You lived in Memphis??! My family lives there! The Target posters look great, and really, loving your things is the most important thing anyway! And I love the art grouping-- especially the Double Decker poster! xx

Courtney said...

Oh, and I got a little distracted after reading the "Memphis" part-- the lantern looks fantastic; I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Haven and Home said...

I lived in Memphis for 2 years when my husband was in law school in Oxford and I have a HUGE soft spot for Memphis. It gets a bad wrap but there are SOOOO many cool things about that city!

No.35style said...

hmm, i thought i replied to this?? Love your art wall!! and i think we need to see more of that bedroom! can't wait to see what you do with the lantern!