A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

Posts Tagged ‘art’

Metal Garden Sculpture

We went to the Port Clinton Art Festival in Highland Park last year. Since I’m such a native prairie freak*lover*admirer *younameit I fell in love with this Purple Coneflower metal sculpture. The flower head sits on top of the stem and rotates when it catches a breeze. We haven’t found the right spot for breeze-catching…

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Wall Decor

Some of the walls in our house are really barren, like in the guest room and one wall in the TV room. Other spots are empty but have restrictions, like long and narrow, so I’ve been trying to keep an eye out for interesting wall decor. Earlier in the summer, we were at Elkhorn Flea…

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Living Room Refresh

I rearranged a few things in the living room, and I really like how this corner of the room looks, finally. The bookcase belonged to my parents. I think they bought it when they were first married. It’s a little beat up — it still has the mark from the iron my mother set on…

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Weekend Progress

We accomplished a number of little things this weekend. Little things, big impact. For one, we finally hung a few pieces of art from the picture rail. For our larger pieces, I bought picture hooks and hanging cord from Rejuvenation. Okay, this one doesn’t look quite as good on our “distressed” bedroom walls, but it’s…

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Basement Inspirations

Thanksgiving is over and we had a great time with family and friends. The turkey was perfect and the other dishes were also pretty tasty (and with the help of a new tablecloth, completely free of cat hair!). To get ready for Thanksgiving, Pete and I wanted to have the basement fixed up as much…

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Wall Art

Here’s a cool idea if you have a big empty wall, especially at the base of a stairway or in a room with vaulted ceilings: BetterWall sells authentic street banners which advertised art exhibits in museums all over the country. A percentage of the banner sale goes back to that museum, and the banner doesn’t…

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