Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hanging a Painting up high “Solution”

When we bought our house in Florida I wanted to try not to ‘junk up’ the area above my cabinets and instead collect some nautical things over time to get the look I wanted. I haven’t really found many things here that would work though. I need to go to the Gulf Coast and look through some old shops there. But I did finally add something this week!

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(it looks like the top right hand corner is too high but it’s not….remember I am taking the photo from down below and not level with the painting)

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It’s exactly what I had ‘pictured’ for this spot and it was a great price!

I even had my hubby guess and he guessed exactly right….well, almost. He guessed $10 and that’s what the tag said. But it was 60% off and then I got another little discount for being a regular shopper.

I paid a total of $3 and some change!!!

Now hubby just needed to figure out a way to hang it OVER a junction box.

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He used a coat hook with a hose clamp to keep the wire from slipping down.

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And he did a great job! He has long arms! Thanks honey! (I stood in the living room looking over a wall for this photo)

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I’ve made a little start with the ship, a basket of shells and some seagulls flying overhead!

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I’m joining Thrifty Things Friday!

Also Katherine’s Corner,

Ivy and Elephants

and Jann for Share Your Cup !

Do you like nautical style décor?

I live in Florida so it’s very popular here!

40 comments:

cucki said...

Aww I love that shop picture and it's looking so lovely..
Big hugs x

Diane said...

Looks great! Love the seagulls too. My kitchen was close to that blue color a couple paint jobs ago-- looks good with white, doesn't it?

Stacey said...

The painting looks great up there and you are so clever!!

Linda Walker said...

$3??? including the frame? It looks great there! Boy, your husband comes in handy, doesn't he?
enjoy your day,
Linda
Sewwhat!

Vee said...

It looks great! What a clever way to disguise the box. A bargain all the way around!

Laurie said...

looks great, simplistic yet beautiful, love the color of the wall!

PatC - All is Bright said...

Great job for hubby - thumbs up! I do like nautical especially if I lived near the ocean. You do great in decorating your home for the feel good feelings. That is what counts - whatever makes you feel good in your own home.

Warm hugs
Pat

Jemma said...

I really like your color scheme-and how the painting was the right price, the right color and whoohoo covered up that unsightly box!
Happy Hugs,
jemma

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Wow, what a deal! Your nautical corner looks great -- and such a good idea to cover that box! I love a nautical look -- I have a beach and shells theme in my hall bath... makes me happy to think of the beach when there are none where I am!

TexWisGirl said...

very cool! and great price!!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What a deal! It looks beautiful against that wonderful wall color!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a deal and so charming too!

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

It looks great!
Love the whole arrangement! =)

20 North Ora said...

Perfect picture. Looking good!

Judy

Leave It To Davis said...

What a bargain!!! You find the best things for almost nothing! Love the way it ties in with your seagull and shells....beautiful. It looks complete to me.

Pamela Gordon said...

You are a thrifty shopper Diane! That's was a really good deal and the picture looks great above your shelf. The seagulls are fun to see too. I got your PC in the mail today. Thanks so much!! I hope you are having a sunny day there. It's rainy and cold here (50!) after being in the upper 80's it's not a nice change for sure. Hugs, Pamela

Noelle the dreamer said...

Hubby says love the Tall Ship! It would fit perfectly in our home and what a bargain Diane! Maybe you should be hired as a personal shopper! I can draw you a list of wishes...
Hugs,

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi, the picture looks just right! It's so much fun shopping & decorating & getting a great bargain.
Julie

JG said...

That area looks so nice, Diane! It always takes time to find the "right" treasures. The nautical style always looks great in areas along the coast/ beaches. Along the coast of New England it's very popular.

~Judy

Trace4J said...

What a deal.
Looks so wonderful with the blue and white.
Woolie Blessings

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Diane, YOU have a wonderful sense for decorating. Everything you do looks fantastic.. Just back from a wee trip. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Judy

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love it!! It looks so perfect!!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I can't believe you...$3! It looks wonderful there. I love that it covers the box. Helpful hubbies are the best :)
Karen

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

It really is perfect for that spot!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You are so clever! I do like the nautical look and you do it so well. Thanks for joining TTF this week.

hugs,
Linda

Jann Olson said...

It looks perfect there and what a bargain! I took my basement cupboards clear to the top. I knew with my open shelving and quite a few glass cabinets that it would be to over done. Plus, I'm getting older and don't want more to dust. lol! Big 60 coming next month. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Annesphamily said...

I love a good bargain and your picture is just sweet and lovely too. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

NanaDiana said...

I LOVE it- it is perfect for the spot. Wonder who the Einstein was that put that junction box up there and didn't buy it in the studs?

Danice said...

yes, i do love nautical decor. lovely painting you got, and at a great low price. it looks good where you and Mr. hanged it.

ImSoVintage said...

I love the painting, Diane. Perfection. xo Laura

DearHelenHartman said...

Gorgeous bargain! Love the idea of using that space with art. I swap out kitchen stuff up there but do less and less as climbing onto the cabinet to reach it is getting old (IT is getting old, not I'M getting old, mind you ;))

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Wow what a great bargain, I never find things I want that cheap :-( Keep well Diane

Lorrie said...

That's a great painting and a very innovative way to hang it. For $3 you can't go wrong. I like nautical decor, but not too much. We have paintings of the coastline around the house, more scenery than boats, although there are boats in them.

annie said...

good for you! that's a great price! those are some kind of angles around your ceiling!, wow!

annie said...

I don't know her, but we grew up a few miles apart. I did have one fabulous conversation with her mother one day at a fast food place, when her book first came out. I can not tell you how much that lady impressed me, she told me about raising her family, her husband, her children's spouses and how she dealt with them, her own work, and so much more. She asked me if she was talking too much, no way, I could have listened to her for hours. Elegant indeed, I still remember that and count it one of my great chance encounters in my life.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I adore the painting. It looks wonderful with the blue walls and beach theme.

debra @ HOMESPUN said...

I live in Western PA but I love to SEE nautical decor / it's fun to view the beachy stuff...makes one from our area feel like a vaca! :)

Marcia Pilar said...

Oh, this is a wonderful idea. I LOVE seagulls. Looks great, Diane.

Marcia Pilar said...

Ooh, I just read your comment over at Stephanie's. I would have missed the tag peeking out of the book. :) Always so fun to see.
Love it!!
xoxo

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Great display, Diana! Love the seagulls too. It's easy to decorate coastal style in FL!! During my trip, I saw many great little shops and salvage places that had great items. I guess, I'll wait till I have a beach condo, lol. I'm back in NYC now, bummer.