design on a dime picture wall
i have been on a decorating kick lately. my basement has had empty walls for the last year and it’s mostly because i was not inspired. i was a little bit intimidated because it is such a huge space and i just didn’t know what to with it. we use this room as our entertainment/ tv/ playroom. the girls have all of their toys down there. we rarely hang out down there unless we are watching tv and i wanted to make it more inviting.
this is the wall behind our couch. i really LOVE the way it turned out. the huge wood cabinets were craigslist finds each for $10 (i know right?). we bought them from a hotel changing out furniture. we purchased quite a few for storage. i repurposed old frames that i had sitting around and went thrift store shopping. i framed fabric and created a few new paintings. my biggest purchase for this wall was probably the lamps which i got for $40 each at t.j.maxx homegoods store, which is quite the deal. i really love the tray. i got three wooden ones for three dollars. i spray painted them white and lined the bottom with fun contact paper. the decanters i found at the salvation army. the flower vase/ pitcher i also found at salvation army. it was disgusting but i simply added a coat of white spray paint and now it looks gorgeous.
i tried to combine vintage items (the ammo box and framed ledger paper) with more modern items (sleek lamps, vases and fabric). the ammo box was something my husband ordered on ebay and i thought it might be kind of fun to incorporate something of his into the design. normally i would never think to use something like this in my decorating, but it might just be my favorite thing. i like it because it’s unexpected. and it balances all of the girly stuff out really nicely. i also love the way that it’s not all matchy matchy. i think i am getting better at that. although i must admit that a lot of the colors i used are in a rug that i just added. regardless, i like how organic it feels.