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Living Room Wall-Sneak Peek

May 13, 2014

My new living room wall.

I may be going overboard on how to decorate without leaving damage on my walls, but it’s been over 25 years since I have rented a home and I don’t want to leave a mess behind.

FYI-Ignore the ugly, outdated sofa. I’m not even going to give you a full shot of it. My husband had purchased it at an auction that I did not attend. (face palm) I DO NOT like it. It’s also too big for the space we have right now, so I’m pretty sure it will not be sticking around for much longer.

Off to the storage unit I went. With a basic vision in mind, I brought back an old door, an old window frame, a mailbox and a miniature metal bicycle that had lived in a flower garden at our old house.

The door was much too short to be visible as art behind the sofa and I was not going to hang it on the wall. It would have required wall anchors which would have made big ugly holes I didn’t want to leave behind. To remedy the height issue, I built “L” shaped legs on the bottom of the door.

The door stands on the legs behind the sofa.

The window frame had no glass in it, so it was very light. Two thin finishing nails was all that was needed for it. I thought about painting both the window and the door, but I really liked the old, weathered look.

I did paint the mailbox and bicycle to coordinate better with the arrangement.

The rest of the items were decor items I had used in my old home.


Places I’m partying this week:

Inspiration Monday
Make It Pretty Monday
Block Party
Craftastic Monday
Marvelous Mondays
Monday Funday
Creative Corner Hop
Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday
The Inspiration Board
Show Me What You Got
From Dream To Reality
The Scoop
Knick of Time Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesdays
We Did It! Wednesday
Wednesday’s Adorned From Above
{wow me} wednesday
A Little Bird Told Me
Wednesday Whatsits
Whatever Goes Wednesday
Time For A Party
Catch a Glimpse Thursday
The Project Stash Link Party
Under $100 Link Party
Creative Inspirations Linky Party
Lovely Ladies Linky
Create It Thursday
Feathered Nest Friday
Frugal Friday
Creativity Unleashed
Show and Tell Friday
I’m Lovin’ It
Simple and Sweet Fridays
Show and Tell Saturday
Get Schooled Saturday
Party Junk
Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party
Think Pink Sunday
Submarine Sunday
That DIY Party
Nifty Thrifty Sunday
Sew Darn Crafty
Bouquet of Talent

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  1. In order not to make holes you could use the Command hooks that peel right off. Not too expensive but not cheap either, at least for our SS budget. Command hooks come for different weight items to hang. What a smart idea putting the legs on the door, perfect. Window and door look great on wall.
    Know what you mean about ugly sofas. We have a sofa we were given but I hate it, not my style at all and is so ugly and much too big for our small l/r. We had a very nice Broyhill sofa I loved but hubs and daughter took it to dump because some of the upholstery was wearing. Otherwise just fine. When I came home I wanted to kill them, still mad at them. I had two slipcovers for the Broyhill which I switched out when one needed washing.
    The Broyhill was also a sleeper, they got rid of mattress I’d have used to put on a bench. It seems daughter talked Dad into getting rid of it. Her tastes and mine in furniture are worlds apart. She decided it was too big for room, excuse me, does she live here? Sorry, really sore subject. Happy week

  2. Really cute ideas. now I know what to do with my old door! Thanks!

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