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I swear I've been thinking about my blog all week. I wish I had the time and strength to post every day but alas, a girls gotta sell kitchens (at ridiculous times during the week). Today I wanted to share a cute, little project that I did on my day off to dazzle up the forgotten corner of our bedroom. I knew we needed some artwork, so I did myself a favor and raided my parents attic for some free frames last time I was home.

Here's the box I smuggled back from Leesburg. Notice the nice, thick layers of dust.

Check out the dark frames. I managed to find 6 matching ones with awesome pictures of cheetahs, elephants, and zebras inside, and when I say awesome, I do mean awesome. The photos were nifty because I used as templates for hanging.

Side note, check out the chair. It once belonged to my grandmother, and I feel so blessed that I was able to give it a new home. Can't stand to see a mid century chair go to waste! Here's a better photo of it.

It's actually in really good condition, but I plan on re-staining the arms later down the road. When I wiped it down (with soap and water) the arms started to reveal the wood grain. It was pretty amazing.

Check out that gradation on the arms! P.S. gotta love that mustard/avocado upholstery. It's pretty lovely. I did however decide to put a faux lambskin over the back so that the chair didn't get completely lost in front of our burlap curtains. But back to the frames. Here they are in all their glory.

 Not bad for a neglected corner.

Check it out. The mat for the frames is just the original cardboard backing that kept the African pictures in place. All the art is just quotes and such that make me happy. Here's a closeup.

In case you're wondering, it's true.


  1. Hi Rae,

    I love your grandmother's chair, very chic and I'm a sucker for a family heirloom.


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