Making Art with What You Have: Gold is Back!

So as I mentioned when putting my living room together, I am seriously purging items that I'm no longer in love with. But I could never bring myself to get rid of these frames.
 
 
I've hung onto them for over a decade now. They've graced the walls in the first three homes we lived in but then I was all, 'I'm over this gold thing!" Bring in the chunky black frames and frames made from salvaged tin and lots and lots of easels......everywhere! That was the early 2000's.
 
 
I've contemplated spray painting them dozens of times but never did it AND I'm SO glad that I didn't because now that 'gold/brass thing' that we detested in 2005 is now ever so popular and amazing in 2013!
 
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I adore this room!! It may be a bit too much for my lifestyle with 3 rambunctous kiddos but I do use it for reference everyday when deciding how to style my living space, namely the pops of gold and brass.
 
I was so happy to unpack these gold treasures that I've hung onto for so long and they will finally be displayed proud in my living room.
 
Because the glittery autumn colored leaves aren't working for me I decided to take the frames apart and glue a piece of patterned paper in each one. Most of these prints are from an discontinued Amy Butler collection and they are perfect since I've decided that blue and hot pink is where it's at! (at least for this room)

 
 Here they are all updated and pretty.

 
 
 
I think that three on each side of my gold mirror would finish that wall......for now!


What do you think? How do you like displaying art in your home?

 

22 comments:

  1. I like them--they totally work! I can't believe it either, but some gold has been sneaking back into my decor too :)

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    1. It's crazy, right?! But I do love it :) Thanks!

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  2. I do like that you re-purposed those frames. They look very nice! I keep wanting to add in some gold, but have not figured out how to make it work just yet.

    Jenny @ http://jennylynndesignz.blogspot.com/

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  3. I do like to remake things, most recently a door to a table (well, hubs did a lot of the power tool stuff this time). Love that pink fabric. It seems to be drawn out by the chevron pillow.

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    1. I never thought I would love the pops of hot pink but I do!! Thanks for reading and creating :)

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  4. Love how the frames turned out - amazing how such tiny details can completely change the look of a space/item! The frames look great on your wall!!

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  5. Wow, what a huge impact! I love this! So glad I found your blog, I'm your newest follower ;)
    Jamie www.somuchbetterwithage.com

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  6. They look great! Such a simple little change looks very glamorous!

    Jenny at diywithjenandb.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jenny!! So glad you think it's 'glamorous' - exactly the look I was going for :)

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  7. great idea with the frames. i love the big matting.

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  8. I also love remaking things, so fun to find great frames with great matting at thrift store and paint frames and replace pictures with fabric or some cool wallpaper or print...loved the pictures so much...

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  9. I love getting creative without spending money. Great job, Brooke!

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  10. Love the gold frames against your gray walls. Thanks for linking up :)

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  11. Super cute framees, Brooke!
    I found you at Creat and Inpire's Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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  12. I LOVE the off-kilter arrangement you have going on (and the frames themselves, of course). Such a stunning visual impact!

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    1. Thank you so much Brie! Your comment totally made me smile.....glad you love it! :)

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