Tuesday, September 23, 2014

LR Wall Re-Do

Hi Friends,

It's been a work in progress for several months
But it is finally finished (pretty much)

In 2003 when my husband first became ill
And I knew he would be spending more time in the LR so,
We decorated the living room with all of his favorite things
He and I were married in Bodie, CA 
His family settled Bodie in the 1800's 
They owned the Gold Mine and many of the businesses there
Mark always wanted to get married there even though it is now a State Park

The pen and inks on this wall were drawn by my brother David
He is a fabulous artist, I will always treasure these pictures
We also had many hunting, fishing and car racing items in the room

Mark has been gone to his new heavenly life for nearly 4 years now
So, I decided it was time for a face lift

Several months ago I found this sign in a little boutique that I love to frequent
I purchased it immediately and knew it was the start of a wall re-do

It took several months to find the other pieces to complete the wall
But I found just what I needed over the past two weeks
While visiting some of my favorite shops AND
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

I came home from work tonight
And quickly put together this flower arrangement
Not bad for 10 minutes :)
 And it only cost $11

 While at JITT I found those two fence posts which worked perfectly
above the sign with the flower arrangement in the middle

Here's the whole wall
If you remember my post about the new shop I found
I showed this photo below
And mentioned that I purchased two items shown

YEP, That would be the shutters right off the wall

They are so unique
Usually the shutter part would be horizontal
But if you notice, these are vertical and add more character

Well, there you have it
My LR wall re-do
I am pleased with the result
I have a few more things to do before I show the sofa it is above
What do you think?

Have a Happy Rest of your Week
Blessings to ALL

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  1. Cindy, I absolutely love what you have done. It is really beautiful. I love those shutters and the sign is great and with the flowers it is all perfection. I haven't known you for very long and didn't know you had lost your husband. I am so sorry for your loss and can't imagine how hard it would be. I'm glad to see you making things pretty..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  2. The wall looks beautiful, Cindy!!
    The shutters are so unique, and fit perfectly with the picture.
    Wow, I can't believe you put the arrangement together so quickly! So pretty!

  3. I just found your blog and think you've done an excellent job decorating the living room. It's very creative and very pretty.

  4. I love it Cindy! So so pretty! I think those shutters are very cool! I've never seen that type before. You were spot on to buy them! It must've been a little hard to change up the wall... you're a strong woman and I have so much respect for you.
    Enjoy your new wall. I can't wait to see the the rest. Hugs!

  5. Lovely wall redo Cindy. The shutters are great. You are an inspiration in your courage to take on a redo and move forward. I think your hubby is admiring your new look from heaven.

    Fall Blessings

  6. That's really pretty. I'm sorry for your loss and happy that you are finding your way.

  7. Dear Cindy ~ It is so hard to make changes, but it is good for us too. I love what you did with the LR wall and know you will enjoy it.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

  8. I LOVE it!!! It's so unique and I love the white chippy look of it. I'm a fan of typography, so I love that part on it too. That was such a sweet thing you did for your husband when he was sick to fill the room with his favorites.

  9. I think this looks so lovely, Cindy. I truly believe Mark would be so proud of you, the things you've learned to do on your own, and would want you to move forward. I love the quote on the sign. It would be a wonderful mantra for everyone and a key to focusing on the "present."


  10. Cindy, your new wall looks fantastic! Glad it makes you happy :)

  11. Hi Cindy, I love the wall, and I love the signage...I think to myself what a wonderful world!
    Words that up lift everyday you enter that room.

    Your wall look as if it has always looked like this.
    Glad it has inspired you soulfully, I know it has inspired me....I want to now get up and rearrange a wall, or room :)

    Thank you beautiful for taking the time to visit and joy my Sunday night with your beautiful words.

    See you soon


  12. Hi Cindy, the wall looks splendid. I have a fondness for signage. Thanks for the visit, olive

  13. Hi Cindy, Hopefully you will know that since I'm just catching up now-that is how crazy busy life has been. Girl, I love your lr wall; I know it must have been bittersweet to change it up, but I think this is so refreshing. Sending you big hugs!

  14. LOVE! Thanks for sharing this week at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!

  15. I love it.

    That is one of my favorite song lyrics and I might just have to make myself something with it.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. I really like your post today. You have great ideas. XX Jo

  17. Love your flower vignette, those shutters are AWESOME!!!!
    New follower,


Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy