Do You Remember These?

  Hi All.

DON’T  WORRY  . . .
today’s post IS NOT a rerun!
It’s just a fun new project with items you may remember
from past articles.

Do you remember these?
On one of my “Junk Trips” last summer . . .

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I found all these wonderful wooden pieces,
and mentioned them HERE 

And most of you . . . even Newer Readers, will probably recognize . . .
the wall artwork in this picture

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Followers with me from the get-go . . .
may remember the same painting . . .

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hung in a different direction.
The art piece was done years ago. I needed something BIG and colorful.
And everyone knows how manically changeable I am,
so I wanted options there too.

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One afternoon, as I woke from a nap,
sleepy eyes caught a wonderful pattern.
reflected from a multi-paned window,
great lines and shapes in light and shadows.
On that day, and at the same time for the next two days,
I worked to capture the design on my drawing pad.

After scaling it up proportionately,
Hubs cut a piece of plywood in that size.
I graphed out my design . . . and began to paint,
using colors from throughout my home.
When the paint was completely dry,
I came in with a narrow brush and some metallic copper paint (by Behr),
and carefully trimmed each section with a thin copper border line.
Hubs added a simple, modern look frame and it was finished.

WELL . . . it met my initial wants and needs,
BIG, BRIGHT and CHANGEABLE.
I could hang it several ways,
and I painted new colors whenever I wanted.

BUT, there was always something not quite right. Know what I mean?
Oldest son and youngest daughter
are always my best “art” sounding boards.
We all agreed that it was lacking . . . it was boring, it was too FLAT.

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Well . . . FINALLY, the other day . . . I had this idea.
In Hubs’ shop, I rounded up some of my barn sale junk
and raw walnut pieces,
and an odd collection of small, miscellaneous items.
I just played with them, placing them randomly
on the painting until satisfied.
I then used wood glue to adhere the items to the painting’s surface.

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After waiting for two days, to assure that
even the heaviest pieces were attached,
I had more fun, playing with some fun-tac and small accent items.

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The pictures show the succession of arrangements.

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My final look . . . ( or should I say, present look ) is below.

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I hung a cup from the hooked wooden piece,
and tacked it’s saucer flat to the surface.
I am crazy for wooden branches and included two.
And finally, I printed an excerpt from a Van Gogh painting I favor,
then cut pieces of it to use as inner liners on three of the wooden items.
The larger figurines and dishes used, are of a Japanese theme.
Birds, butterflies and a Victorian styled medallion were also included.

So the painting is no longer boring and flat.
I’m happy . . . for now, at least, ha ha.
It would be fun to know what you think of my collage.

As always, thanks for stopping by.
And don’t stress too much, just start that project.

Later – Cheryl

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12 thoughts on “Do You Remember These?

  1. What fun to have a constantly changing and changeable wall decoration like this! You are wonderfully creative. I need you to come visit and give me ideas as I rearrange my home over the next several months, in accord with other changes (all very positive) in my life.

    • Thanks. After the day I’ve had, I should take you up on that. Seems like I have some problems with my website, and that may be why my traffic is low. And I don’t have any idea how to fix things. Goody, goody. Oh well, it’s not like I have much else to do.

      Thanks for all your nice comments.

  2. Well aren’t you the crafty one! I love it. I thought you might repaint or take it apart… your reveal caught me totally off guard! I love it. It’s 3-d at is best!

    • I just loved the weird shapes and little shelf things. But oops, the funtac didn’t hold the little saucer; it fell and broke. Dang! But nothing ventured nothing gained right . . . or maybe I should say nothing lost. Who knows, I might find another matching plate at the next junk sale 🙂

  3. Wonderful! I especially love the medallion under the wooden curved piece. So, so interesting. How do you look at those odds & ends and then come up with that amazing decor?

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