Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Little Decorating Magic

I like our flat screen TV but not how it dominates the living room.  Here it is shortly after moving in with too much TV and too much blank wall. 

I moved the ladder shelf out to make room for the Christmas tree and decided to start all over on the TV wall once the tree (sadly!) was gone. 

For starters, the big leather chair went into the corner.  Then added in a printer tray I had filled with shells and a frame with photos.  This frame idea is all over Pinterest and is so easy - staple some wire to the back of a picture frame and pin on photos. I used tiny clothespins to secure the pictures to the wire.

The corner looks so much more inviting now:

Now to the problem of what to do around the TV .   For starters The Captain helped hang a thrifted $3.00 shelf over the TV.  A few vintage and beachy items on the shelf magically shifted the focus from the big black box.

I made ATCs a couple of years ago for an alphabet challenge on Next Generation Stampers  that have  have been sitting in a box ever since.  They found a  new home in a 7 Gypsies display box, and one of my vintage drawer knobs made the perfect hook.  Has anyone decorated one of these boxes? Making the ATCs was the easy part - gluing them in was a bear!  I tried most of my stash of various adhesives without success.  Finally used some tacky glue - painted on both the box and the ATC with better luck, but still some edges going wild and free - grr!  Anyway, hung that to the right of the TV.

Now the TV is no longer king of the living room and pictures and artwork have found fun new homes.

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