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Thrifted bohemian Gallery Wall


Hey everyone, I have been doing a ton of thrifting lately and I have yet to share my finds or what I have done with them. As you may or may not we are currently in transition as we wait for our home to sell so we are renting a little place for the time being and I have tried to make it feel as homey as possible and I went back to my love for things you wouldn’t find in just anyone’s home. I shopped my own home and found odds and ends at thrift stores and flea markets.

I can’t stress enough to not be afraid of shopping second hand. It’s in those places that you can find the most unique pieces to add to your home. I’ve never been one to follow the trend. Right now I see everyone is going crazy over the farmhouse look and I to love it because I’m not one demenisonal when it comes to decorating styles. Although I feel as there’s not much originality out there anymore ( you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all) so I  like to shop secondhand and create that eclectic vibe that nobody else has and FOR CHEAP! My dream would be to shop peoples homes and secondhand stores to create fabulous living spaces ( Maybe someday huh….?) Anyway, here is a look at my gallery wall….


I found ALL of these things at thrift stores and by shopping my own home. I recently have found a love for baskets…hanging baskets with plants in them and just hanging them on the wall as decor.



DSC_0910aEverything here is from either the Goodwill or fleamarkets. A few items I have had laying around for years.DSC_0907a

If you have been a follower of mine since I started this blog you would know I never put the television in our living room and I would constantly get asked why? or where is it? We usually have it in our bedroom and one in a family room. I’ve never liked the televisions in the room where people gather for coffee and good conversation but for now the big ugly thing has to be placed here, so I worked around it by creating a gallery wall around the television.

I love finding random items to create something unique from, especially for really cheap. I love the hunt!

Peace and Love…





Budget Decorating

Hey everyone! I wanted to share with you my clever easy way to update your décor on a budget and to take a sneak peak at my redecorated living room for the sunny weather ahead of us.  I’m a thrifter, I have been since I was a child and my mom would drag us all around to flea markets, antique stores, auctions, and thrift stores.  I had recently found these paintings at the Goodwill. I love original paintings and I love paintings of scenery. I found these and thought they were absolutely gorgeous! Why would anyone give them away? Two of them I had put in my bedroom but soon realized I like my with little on the walls because it’s so small, so I put them away and then a few weeks later found another GORGEOUS one of a stream and a beautiful yellow tree all done in oil paints. I wasn’t about to let it go so I bough it and decided to paint the frames with white chalk paint. It transformed them!!! I then decided I would change my art work in my living room that was pretty modern and switch it up for a more bohemian/eclectic vibe.  With a little rearranging of pictures, some paint, and bringing up some pillows I had in storage I was able to create a look to go with my new upcycled paintings.


Before…These are both oil paintings done from a local artist in the 1970’s. Found them at the Goodwill.
I found both of these at the Goodwill. The one on the left is watercolor and the one on right is oil. I had to buy them. I love yellows, green, mints, blues, and whites and anything with a tree painted on it. : ) Updated the one on right with white milk paint.


After…I painted them with white milk paint I had left over from Walmart. What a difference!


I have frames of all kinds laying around. I had some modern paintings in these two and switched them out with some vintage floral prints I had cut out of a book that I found at a flea market. I left the pages all frayed and just taped them over the white background.



This added some “brightness” to my living room! I’m constantly changing it with repurposed and thrifted items.
I love the way this turned out. It’s not perfectly proportionate, it’s not to matchy, matchy, it’s beautiful to look at and it’s unique.
I love bringing the outdoors in! If I could live in a tree house over a stream of water I would! In my dream home I plan to have a indoor greenhouse for all my plants and flowers.
I grabbed some pillows I’ve collected throughout the years and some and added them to my sofa for a bohemian/eclectic look. No…They don’t match but that’s the entire concept of “eclectic”. : )

This little budget friendly update cost me less than 2o bucks. I just used what I had laying around and stored away and repurposed some Thrifted art for a fresh new look. I hope you liked this idea and it gives you some inspiration on creating your own unique look on a dime.

Peace and Love Always,