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Often people will post asking questions about what to put on their walls.

Froo Froo replies with lists of items that are other than paintings or pictures.

Today I came home with a couple of things that illustrate what Froo Froo means.

Of course the style of one's home and its furnishings dictate what would be suitable on the walls of your home.

But here are two suggestions that given the right environment would be appropriate (and very inexpensive. . . well to me they were free!)

First. This coffee sack, pressed and stretched over some foam core or such would make a strong graphic impact in maybe a loft area or other than a very traditional design style.

Posts: 12140 | Registered: Jun 27, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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This appears to be a hand painted fan. It is fairly large. Maybe 3' or 40"?

A couple of staples would hold this in place. It adds a lot of color and may be appropriate in a setting with orientalia.

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Those are cool. LOVE all the colors in that fan.
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I have a new neighbor and she has been having fun decorating her house! (her second home to become permanent resident in a few years) She found a wonderful large fan similar to the one you showed, hers has different colors, but she hung it on the wall and it really fills the space with color and something she enjoys looking at!

I like both ideas you suggested!
Posts: 9527 | Location: East Space Coast, Florida zone 9B | Registered: Feb 11, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks always and Mary Ruth. these are two examples of what I am pretty sure Froo Froo means.

I may put the fan in my DGD's attic room or if I can figure out where, put it on my screened in porch. I already have a paper parasol that DH loves the color of that we put on that porch.

That is when it gets warm enough or stops raining long enough to sit out there.

That reminds me of the annoyance of being married to an artist. I had covered the chair with a sort of apple green cloth. I love the way it looks juxtaposed with the blue chair that
is in the yard. I commented to DH how I liked the way the two "primary" colors looked together. No, he said, "the chair is a primary color, the fabric is a secondary color" I really know that but don't you know what I mean?
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LOS, the inspiration continues and your fine examples of unconventional wall art helps those who are stuck in an accessory rut to the endless possibilities. The fact they are frugal options is a definite plus. Long ago, mention was made of showcasing clothing as art as well. Things like kimonos, shawls, scarves, collars, hankies, neckties, wedding gowns, gloves, sashes, Christening gowns, etc. are game for artistic wall hangings. They can be stretched suspended or shadow boxed. Do use archival materials if displaying heirlooms. Keep 'em coming folks...
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LOS, Those are great examples of using different or original items for decorating. Yes, I agree that it's more fun to hunt for the unusual or unexpected decor too!

Dmil has given me some of her needlepoint works that I've hung in one of our rooms. The display of cuckoo clocks add a touch a whimsy. Some old magazines will be framed for display in the new sewing room along with some pieces of hand tatting.

I've also used old postcards, cameras, and eye glasses on table top displays. Of course sea shells seem to work here in FL too. Don't forget old editions of book or movie posters add interest too.

Froo, Your lists are always inspiring! Thanks!

~Like sands through the hourglass
~So are the days of our lives
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The burlap coffee sack is more popular than you realize. I've been getting catalogs with pillows and chairs upholstered with this material and they are NOT cheap! Smile

Whether You Think You Can Or You Think You Can't..... You're Right - Henry Ford

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I know Zone lady. Now if I hadn't gotten sick and tired of sewing I would whip some up!

(not my decor though)
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