Tuesday, June 12, 2012

One change leads to another and another.....


All because of this... 


 Pictures were taken from the foyer to use in here on the gallery wall, so I needed to fill the empty spaces back up and I made a few changes in the process:)
 A few frame makeovers were needed. Found these wood frames in Michaels for 1/2 off so they only cost me $10 each. I bought four of them...
 and turned them into this... still lovin the green and it's a great accent color in our foyer and really pops on the neutral walls. I added a little antique gold rub & buff around the inner part. Love how they turned out.
 I love cottage and landscape prints and found these Currier & Ives "American Homestead" 4seasons lithographs on Ebay. This series was originally printed between 1860 and 1870. My reproduction copies were printed in the 1950's.
 That took care of filling this wall.
 These two smaller prints were used for the gallery wall in the living room also, but I had one of the larger Thomas Kinkade prints left over in the switch so I placed it here. I hope I'm not confusing you guy's too much because there's still more!
From this...
to this...
 We're almost done, I promise!
Last but not least, this wall looked like this for quite a few years. Not anymore! 
Now it looks like this...
I wanted a more simple look for this wall.
 This is another Currier & Ives print that I bought off of ebay, this one is "American Farm Scenes". I took it to Hobby Lobby to be framed.  I also had them add a white matte. The frame was black so I painted it AS Coco and waxed it with the clear and dark wax.
            Change is fun!
                         Have a super week!!
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51 comments:

laurie said...

I really like what you did with the frames, beautiful, your home is always just picture perfect, love the changes,

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Martina,

I love all the changes you made. The frames and prints are beautiful.

Dee

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great changes, Martina. I love that last print and the frame color is perfect.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Moving art around makes a huge and inexpensive difference. Love your changes!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Love the changes. I often wonder if I change things too often:-) then again, is that even possible. lol...

wall arrangment looks devine. good job on those frames.

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

You are so right, one thing leads to another. You must be so delighted to have found such beautiful prints on Ebay. Everything looks just perfect. Great additions and rearranging:)

Gretchen said...

I love all the frames and those Currier & Ives prints are some of my favorites. Very pretty!

Kim said...

Change IS fun, and in my case, addicting! Your new arrangements all look great Martina. I love the color green you chose for the frames. Must get to Michaels!
xoxo,
Kim

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Little shuffles do make a big difference! Great job!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The framed pieces look lovely, Martina. I am especially loving your white trim and the lovely wainscot. I think adding architectural detail like that makes a home really look fabulous.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Simple changes that make a nice difference, Martina! I love those prints you found; I always love the home scenes like the Currier & Ives prints.

Linda said...

Love all the changes you have made.
Simple changes always make a big impact.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your art and all of the changes look wonderful. Beautiful pictures and frames. Hugs, Marty

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

Hi Martina, I love the prints, frames and arrangement... job well done!
I also love the new look of your blog, I have been so busy with selling our house, moving and trying to get all settled in the new place that I have not had time to visit all my favorite blogs and blog friends, and I just wanted to let you know how nice your looks! Hope to be visiting on a regular basis again!
Lisa

Holly said...

Martina...you have a talent for hanging wall art at the right height and distance apart. Beautiful.

Princess Kate said...

Everything looks great. I'm your newest following stopping by from Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks for sharing.

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

You know how it is...you change one thing and end up changing every room in the house! Looking good!!

chateau chic said...

Change is great, I agree! Keeps everything looking fresh. Even my daughter can't keep up with my changes any more. Yikes! Anyway, you've done such a nice job. I really like the colors you painted your frames.
Mary Alice

Kelly said...

Love your new frames and the paint color you chose for them. It's always fun to make small changes that have a big impact. Your new larger picture in place of the smaller ones was a nice addition too.

Cindy said...

Your changes are all lovely! I love Currier and Ives, too.
Have a great day.
Cindy

Michele said...

All your pictures and switches look very fresh and pretty, Martina.

Debbiedoo's said...

Beautiful Job Martina! I really love that print too. The wall looks perfect with that stand alone piece of art.

Gina said...

Change can be alot of fun & everything looks beautiful, Martina. The cottage prints are so pretty!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Isn't it true how one thing leads to another, especially in decorating? Love all your changes.

Susan said...

Martina, your Courier and Ives prints are so pretty! I love your gallery wall, and the change to the simpler look in the hallway is perfect!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

It's like dominos! All of it looks great. Change is fun I agree but it's nerve-wracking as well. :o) I moved to WordPress and so far my blog isn't updating on anybody's blog rolls. Do you mind adding me again? www.onsuttonplace.com. Thanks so much...Ann

Carla Aston said...

Like all your new frames. Nothing like a few touches here and there to make your home feel refreshed.

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! I love the new looks and I had those same Currier and Ives prints hanging in my den for years and years!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Love your changes and I ♥ landscapes too.
Hugs,
Linsey

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Visitors to your home are very lucky because there will always be something new and interesting to look at! Love the changes. x Sharon

pam {simple details} said...

So pretty, Martina! I love the addition of the rub & buff to the frames, great idea!

Cindy said...

I love all of your changes! And you are right one thing leads to another...that's what always happens when you start stealing from one room to fill another... I am famous for that!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Your picture switcharoo is looking fabulous! And I love the green and gold finishes you updated the Micheal's frames with! :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You really did mix things up! Your new hall frames look so crisp and clean grouped together in your hall!
Thanks for the great tip about rubbing a little antique gold paint into the inner corners of your frames... that makes all the difference~ Just lovely!

Designing Domesticity said...

Love what you did with the frames. Looks so much better. Thanks for sharing, liz

Judy said...

I love what you did with the frames. Everything looks beautiful.

Suzy said...

You're so right, Martina - change is fun! All of your artwork looks great and I love what you did with the frames.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Love the changes Martina. Michael's deals on frames are great.

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

Love your changes. I love to rearrange! I am constantly moving things around in my house! Your frames turned out great!

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

I am your newest "linky" follower!

Judy Bigg said...

I am following you too. Your changes for perfect.

Rooms by Ann said...

Your changes look great. I love the blue frame.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

What a beautiful space. See you at My Dream Canvas :-)

Emreen said...

Beautiful frames... !! Loved the cute little angel on the wall and the framed country scene..!!

Babs said...

I've always loved Currier and Ives prints...so nostalgic and warm. LOVE the great paint treatment you did on the frame. It really enhances the print.
~Babs

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

You have been one busy girl!
I love the new changes.
I especially love the paint changes you made to your frames. I have to remember to do that. I am constantly seeing frames that are pretty and carved but with cheap looking finishes. I will have to remember we CAN change that!!

You have inspired me.
Again!

xoxox
A

arrielle_p said...

I am falling in love with the new changes - thank you for such a beautiful post and an inspiring site.

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debra said...

These framed pieces look just lovely !

SavannahGranny said...

Great changes. It was hard to keep up but I did and I loved it. Your home is soooo pretty. I love visiting to see what you are up to.
have a great weekend. Ginger

Anne said...

Martina,
Love all of your vignettes.Your frames are beautiful too!
((Hugs))
Anne

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love all the beautiful changes...I call it the snowball effect...change one thing on the wall and it leads to rearranging many!...

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