September 2, 2011

My Thrifted Living Room Wall Collage.

I was recently inspired by my sweet neighbor Nikki to spruce up my walls a bit. I had just rearranged the furniture in the living room and had a big blank wall just sitting there staring at me, so I high-tailed it to the thrift store!

I found the large center piece first and then just kind of threw some random things up around it all haphazard-like.




I love how it all turned out! Here's some close up shots of the smaller pieces:











I love how it's a perfect combo of girly and manly things. :)

I got some of these pieces just last night after returning home with the most amazing thrift store bounty I've possibly ever stumbled upon in my life:



This was seriously only about 1/3 of the stuff I actually wanted to buy, but we're on this kooky thing called a "budget" so I refrained. hehe. There was a whole RACK full of new-ish Baby GAP clothes like this for $1.50 each. CRAZY!

I wish thrift store shopping could be a career. I could seriously do it EVERY SINGLE DAY. haha.

hi moose-goose!

13 comments:

rachel said...

great job on your wall art, but I REALLY REALLY LOVE your chairs.

Shana said...

Love it! I have been collecting so many random things..my husband is threatening to throw them out thank you for inspiring me to finally put them on the wall!!! I love the needle point one!

Shana
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lorieloo said...

LOVE your scores! And the wall! But especially jealous of the ship thread art. AMAZING!

Nikki said...

Way to go neighbor! Now I just need to catch up with you and actually hang them up. You will need to come by this weekend. :)

Manda said...

Your living room looks so good! Those were amazing finds! {And your corner cabinets are so cute} Ahh - I would so be all about thrift store shopping for a career too. I'd be so wealthy with all the hours I'd put in. ;)

Charlotte said...

wow. that is one gorgeous living room! those blue chairs with yellow pillows are fantastic. great finds for the wall too!

Billi London-Gray said...

Love it! It looks great! And I have an exactly similar looking velvety pea soup-colored round pillow on my teal living room chair. :o)

bandofbrothers said...

love your blue chairs.

and love how fun and quirky the wall is, esp. the elephant:)

sigh. i love our thrift stores too.

Katy said...

GREAT JOB on your wall! Holy moly those were good finds! Seriously! Matt and I went antiquing just today and I want something like this on the wall in our dining room. I was having trouble but did find only one sweet pyrex 1950s ad I LOVE! I am too picky maybe?!?!

Amy said...

your thrift wall is inspiring. We've lived in our house a bit over a year and have yet to hang anything in the living room...big walls...
Good Ideas, Emory!

Ali said...

This little corner of your house is dreamy!

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

What great finds and I love the way you put it together. I could thrift everyday too!!

Jamie said...

Ooooooh, your living room is gorgeous!