Once I got my house back together after the holidays I started looking around and decided I needed to change a few things.
The wall above my couch in our living room has been the same for several years, and although I have enjoyed it, I felt like I wanted to lighten up the look. I am slowly, but surely, trying to give my home that farmhouse look with more whites and ivory. I have one problem though…I still love the color red, so I will probably still have it here and there.
I neglected to take some before photos, but found one that is from Christmas so you can see what it looked like before.
I ordered the butterfly pictures some years ago from Art.com and they were too small to put on this big wall, so I went to Michael’s and purchased some bigger black frames, took the glass out and replaced it with foam board that I covered with burlap and then I simply hung the smaller pictures in the middle to give them more size.
I had a good size old 6 pane window frame that was down in my basement hanging on a wall down there and decided it would look good upstairs where I could enjoy it more and it would be the perfect size for this wall.
Now I just needed to decide how to use it. At first I was going to find some interesting things to put in each space, but on second thought I decided I didn’t want it to get too busy, so I found an old grape vine wreath and added some greenery to it and hung it with some fine wire from a tiny little nail that is practically invisible.
Next I went on a search around the house for the things I thought would look nice on the shelf and I had most of what you see already. I did run to good ole’ Hobby Lobby and get the small potted plant (which was half off, yay) and think it is just right.
Next time I do my blog I will show you what I did to re-purpose the butterfly pictures. I had a spot in my dining room that I felt they would be great for and am happy with their new home in my homey sweet home…grin!
I hope you are keeping warm and toasty during these cold months and I want to leave you with an encouraging word which I plan to do at the end of each post from now on…
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Is. 41:10