I was recently browsing through a local furniture store catalogue and I came across the most beautiful canvas painting I had ever seen. To be honest, the furniture they styled with the wall art piece didn’t compliment the painting what so ever, and I wondered why in the world would they match up such a beautiful creation with very dated drab furniture.
Well, anyway…luckily I was able to look passed the dated furniture, and my eyes settled on the beautiful art work. I ripped out the page and I shared it with my family and they all agreed that it was very pretty. My husband asked me how much it was (Christmas was coming!), but as far as I could tell by the catalogue, it wasn’t for sale. So, I assumed it was just a prop for the photo.
Weeks passed and we were Christmas shopping at a very large outlet mall here in SE Michigan. We passed by that local furniture store and of course I thought of the painting, but was too tired to go into the store. My husband said he wanted to go into Bass Pro Shop (yuck) so, I said, “Ok, I’ll meet you in a few minutes, I need to go check on something.”
Guess what? It was there. Or should I say, “She” was there…
I couldn’t believe it. There it was in one of the “rooms” they had set up with bedroom furniture. I walked over and checked if it had a tag on the back, and it didn’t. I quickly
mauled found a salesman and he looked it up for me. I was in luck, and it was even on sale. The price was right (under $200) and a set of new stem-less wine glasses came with it. Isn’t that crazy? I felt like I won the lottery.
So, we got it home which wasn’t easy, and my husband and I hung it over our mantel. I’m really not sure if it is for everyone, but I love it. The shades of grey (no pun intended), the romance, the mystery…I love it all. I would have never imagined I would have a new wedding dress at the age of 47, but I do. 😆
So, my thrifty mirror (see how I painted this mirror gold here) now had to find a new location…
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Well, how do you like that? It fit perfectly over our powder room vanity and looks amazing up against the black. It completely anchored this room (more on that next week).
Are you searching for the right wall art for your walls and don’t know where to begin? If so, I would first suggest going to the thrift stores in your area to see what they have to offer. Think about spray painting the frame, and filling in the middle with free prints, artwork, or your own photos.
Below you’ll find a few of my favorite wall art pieces I have found on-line. I tried to mix it up and give you a variety. You’ll find the links to each one below the image.
Wall Art I love
“Curiosity” by Shelley Ozbirn
“Southern Patina” by Shelley Ozbirn
Canvas Prints Wall Art (many florals choose from)
Gold Foil Art Print (many to choose from)
“Red Valentine Tree” by Shelley Ozbirn
Romantic Road (This one you paint by number.)
Let me know if you need more help finding your favorite wall art.Posted by