Sunday, February 26, 2012

progress on dining room artwork


Remember when I was on a roll with the dining room, exactly one month ago?!
After putting the pedestals in storage, (I have plans for the urns, I'll show you later this week)
 and running across frames while thrifting it started to fall into place!

This was the one of the inspiration photos I shared here.
Gold frames, white mats, sketches, art hung from floor to ceiling...love it!

 

This weekend I got busy painting my assortment of thrift store frames to get a
similar look.

Taped off and ready for the paint booth, along with some other victims!



Courtney from a thoughtful place showed us her clever idea here for adding classic gold
metal corners, and I wasted no time trying it out!
Thank you, Courtney!! Absolutely Brilliant!!
My version is a little different, because of the curves and shape of the frame I was
working with, I taped the frame off and spray painted only the corner gold. 




Here's part of the assortment I'll be working with, I need another thrifting trip.
 Oh, btw, ALL of the items I mentioned in my Goodwill tour here were GONE the next day!
Of course, I still need art for the frames.




I know this is a little unusual, but I decided on a collection of...

~  flamingos  ~


Flamingoes, in the gardens of the zoological society, Regent's-Park.
nypl.com

The Flamingo.



Flamingo.

imagekind.com
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The first four images are from the New York Public Library Digital Gallery
check it out here,
they provides 'free' access to thousands of images. I haven't figured out how to download
them yet, I'll share the details as soon as I have the scoop.
Or, if anyone has any info I'd be grateful! :) 

So, I'm on the hunt for perfect flamingo sketches or prints...  
wish me luck!


27 comments:

Lisa Scibilia said...

Pam, this post totally made me smile when you got to FLAMINGOS! I love how unexpected that is!!! Great idea for floor to ceiling art, I absolutely love that look. One of my gallery walls has frames hung to the ceiling and it really draws the eye up and makes such an impact. Also the gold corners - so pretty!! Can't wait to see this come together.

patty said...

Love the gold corners and if you didn t want to spray paint I saw over at Richmond Thrifter blog, she used Rub'N 'Buff, so just another option!!

Nancie B. said...

Flamingos! The perfect Colorado bird. Maybe it's a subliminal escape to the beach??
They will look great with the pops of pink you have been using.

LindaB said...

drop the www in that link and it'll work http://digitalgallery.nypl.org

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

Will you hurry up and figure out the library downloads, please?! I've always wanted to do it and haven't figured it out myself! I love the direction you're headed. Classic and beautiful!

Carly {a simple affair} said...

Oh my gosh, these are STUNNING!!! Need to find a thrift store in WI so badly. I LOVE the gold corners and the flamingos will add a perfect pop of pink! xo

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

The frames look great. I can't wait to see how you arrange them on your wall. Love the uniqueness of the flamingos too!

Cathy Wall said...

The flamingos are spot on, unexpected and perfect! No doubt this will be another brilliant project Pam...!

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Oh my stars! The flamingos will be perfect. They look classic yet unique. Will you be hanging them from floor to ceiling?

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Coincidentally, my post today is on the National Geographic website. They have a ton of stunning pics (definitely flamingoes) if that is something you might be interested in. Love what you have found.

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

How cool! Your space is going to be so unique. I think we all love Courtney's idea, and I love how you adapted it for your frame. You're on a roll!

Leslie said...

Love those frames, the gold {addition} and those Flamingos are too cute! Enjoy your day :)

Holly said...

Fun Pam! I'm glad you went with some flamingoes - I think they'll be great additions with just the right amount of color that you're looking for too. And what a great idea of doing the corners of the frames.

Alexa said...

Ooh I love...that last painting is gorgeous!

Lammchops said...

Love the flamingos! To download, I was able to click on the larger image and then right click and "Save Image As..". If that doesn't work, a screenshot then pasted in a Word doc or Paint or other photo editor will allow you to resize, crop, etc. Good luck!

Calypso In The Country said...

Love it! The frames are going to look great! I love that website for free downloads too!
-Shelley

KATHY said...

I love the flamingos! The frames are great too.It's going to look fabulous.

Kathy

Nancy said...

Love the frames, and the flamingoes are too fun! a nice surprise feature!
Went to our Goodwill after your last post, and struck out. But I'll try again..
have a great week.
Nancy@Powell Brower HOme

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

Pam, I love the flamingos! What a great idea. Can't wait to see it all come together!

Stacy Curran said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I want to do a similar thing in my family room...been scouring Michael's for cheap frames....I can't wait to see what you fill them with!
Stacy

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Love the concept - and surely no one else on your street will have a collection of framed flamingos! Love it!!!
www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I want to replicate that idea as well, loving the gold corners!! I just need to pick a frame to try it out on. The flamingos are so fun!

Jill Elaine said...

It's gonna be lovely I can tell:) will be so fun to see it when it's finished! Hope it continues to come together quickly for you:)

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

I LOVE your idea to hang a collection of flamingo prints! It's totally unique and so fun :-) And love your frames, especially the black one with the gold corners.

Have fun putting your art collection together :-)

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

I have a strange obsession with flamingos so I was in heaven reading this post! The prints you found are so beautiful! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Lori said...

Both your prints and frames are beautiful! I would never have given pink flamingos a chance, but I love your selection. I love that you dance to the beat of your own drum- I'm tired of the usual owls, etc.

Maureen at The Inglenook Decor said...

I think the flamingos will be gorgeous & the gold + gilded frames is a great match!

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