Thank you for all of your sweet comments on my newest print that I added to my Etsy Shop. I am so in love with it. While I may have too much decor, I definitely wanted to find a great space just for this photo. This photo already gives me all of the serene feels but when I listened to “100 Billion Times” by Hillsong UNITED probably 100 billion times while putting this space together, now it rings that memory for me too. If you haven’t heard that song yet, I highly recommend!! It’s a fav of mine for sure!
I talked a little in my IG stories of how I rip the covers off of some of my books to give them a more neutral look. While I love books (I didn’t say I read them) and to be honest I do value them, especially older books, I do tear the covers off of newer like novels that end up on the sale rack at thrift stores…those books that no one reads anymore. I don’t tear my older books. I just want to clear that up before I start getting hate mail. I love the texture and the calm feel that books give to a space. They can offer so many different height variations for decor too.
I’m pretty sure that old chippy frames are a fav of mine too. I get a lot of questions about where I find these big old chunky frames. I mostly find them at thrift stores, sometimes antique stores, and then I chalk paint them if desired. I also leave many unpainted. It depends on the photo that is going in it, what color the frame is initially, and where it is going to be placed in my home. I just tapped a nail right into the front/top ridge of my shelf to hang the frame. I’m sure that command hooks would probably work too, but if you know me…I ain’t got time for dat. I just use what I have.
I painted this one with my chalk paint recipe and then lightly distressed it with 100 grit sand paper. I did the same thing with those candle holders right there. I also added vintage jewels to those to spruce them up. It’s amazing what a little paint can do and how it can TOTALLY change the whole look of a space!
Ok guys, this space does KIND OF make me want to read. I just love the look and feel of a library looking space.
I also found these “corbels” at a thrift store and painted them with my chalk paint. And you know what? They are actually wall shelves/sconces. I love how so many different things work as a “corbel” to give that old look for way less money than buying those true old corbels.
I will always be in love with these silhouettes of my kids made by Miss Thistle Shop. My hubs and I put these chippy frames together out of old chippy fence pickets. You can see the DIY here. I painted this dresser with milk paint and used this dark wax to seal it. Milk paint chips naturally in pretty much whatever areas it feels like chipping. I wrote a little post here about tips and things that I have learned from using milk paint.
The day that I shot this photo, was the most gorgeous cloudy day. We don’t get those a lot in Tucson but God knew I needed it. He always knows. I love every piece of beauty that He has created.
I’m so glad that you have chosen to stop by and visit! I love connecting with you and love hearing all of your beautiful opinions! Please let me know in the comments below what you think of my saguaro art and where I hung it.
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