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Making it Beautiful

November 22nd, 2014

Last month I painted my office, it needed a bit of spruce up. Even though it was painted a lighter color, the walls were dirty and it needed to be brighter. I spend a lot of time in this room and really wanted to be surrounded by something nice while I work.
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I cut up some of my old calendars and purchased a few old botanical prints off Etsy.
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I really wanted something that I could change frequently if I wanted to so no frames were used. The plan is to fill the wall around the corner.
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Little metal clips were used to hang the prints, I pushed sewing pins to hang them on. Since none of the artwork is heavy they work very well.
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Inspirational quotes are also being printed and added. I’ll probably change them out every now and then, perhaps for something seasonal.
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Overall I’m happy with the way it’s turning out so far. It certainly makes the office bright and cheery, it will be especially nice during the long white winter! I usually don’t hang much stuff on the walls preferring more of a blank slate.

What’s your favorite way to decorate walls and add color to a room?

5 Comments to “Making it Beautiful”
  1. kristin @ going country on November 22, 2014 at 6:04 am

    We mostly have wallpaper, so I don’t really like to hang stuff up on it much. It’s too busy for me.

    Even in the rooms that are painted–like our bedrooms–I have maybe one or two things on the wall. The rest of the house is so cluttered (long-occupied family estates are blessings and burdens in many ways), I can’t bear to add to it by cluttering the walls.

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  2. angie on November 22, 2014 at 8:03 am

    I love it! I love the clips and the idea of changing it out easily!

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  3. Nebraska Dave on November 22, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Susy, you always have such creative ideas for decorating. My wife was the decorator and I haven’t really changed much since she passed on 13 years ago. It probably should be freshened up a bit but I just can’t figure out how I would make it any better than it already is. When I did a total remake of one bedroom it took almost 45 minutes in the home improvement store to figure out the color of the wall socket plates. It was emotionally draining for me to sort through all the choices. Garden design and tending is a whole lot easier than curtains and wall color. I’m just a guy that deals in logic and not creativity.

    Have a great making your winter work place beautiful day.

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  4. Lemongrass on November 22, 2014 at 11:18 am

    I used scrap knitting and crochet yarn to make different sized baskets and bowls. These I put all over the house for a dash of color. I also make a cozy for medium size jars in mix-and-match patterns and use them as vases.
    I used last years calendars and make posters for places that need a bit of color or ‘life’.

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  5. Wendy on November 23, 2014 at 12:25 am

    It’s so cheerful! I love botanical prints; I hung several thrifted clipboards in our living room and switch out the quotes on them every so often.

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