Monday, June 11, 2012

Unexpected Objects as Art

 

There is nothing like a beautiful oil painting, but sometimes the most unexpected objects displayed as art are the most intriguing.

 

hats

via slimpaley.com

 

I used a vintage grape gathering basket in a niche that the architect had intended for art as an inexpensive temporary fix, but it has now grown on me and I think I will probably leave it!

 

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cindy hattersley design

                                                        

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karin blake

 

unexpected objects as art

via bjhausdesign.blogspot.com

 

I love old house vents.  Here is one I used in the entry of my own home.

 

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cindy hattersley design

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via pinterest

 

love the baskets as art

source unknown

 

antique rakes

via Millas Hem

 

 

 

interesting idea for old postcards

via Country Living

 

 

interesting display

mary mcdonald

I used Oars and an Old Barn Vent on the staircase of our lake home on this big old bare wall

 

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cindy hattersley design

 

 

kim fiscus

 

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dan marty

 

driftwood

via pinterest

 

clever.

 

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Vintage Bread boards

antique breadboards

via velvet and linen

 

bread boards

via pinterest

 

Arrow heads in shadow boxes

 

banded drapes

via pinterest

 

mantle makeover

via pinterest

 

I love the idea of using textile remnants as art.  Phoebe Howard has used Kuba cloth in the two photos below.  I am thinking about doing this in my guest bedroom.  I love the look.

 

via Mrs Howard Personal Shopper

 

Phoebe Howard living room. African Kuba clothes framed as art. Tribal, African design

phoebe howard

 

 

                                                                     More Framed Textile Remnants

frame an antique quilt, tablecloth, or other fabric...clever inexpensive art

via duitang.com

If you have a group of interesting plates you would like to display.  Here are some great options. 

 

Love the majolica configuration

via pinterest

 

white plates and black transferware dish display over headboard

via attig magazine

 

Have you repurposed any found objects and used them as art in your own home?  If so I would love to hear about it!

 

5 comments:

  1. FABULOUS, Cindy!! I really love this post. Will save / bookmark it, as I love folk art. Your vignette is really cool. That is an awesome barn vent, and I want it :-) Cheers, Loi

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  2. There is no question you are a woman after my own heart Cindy. I have many of the above...waiting for more wall space. When I get there..one happy woman let me tell you! These are all fab. It is that kindred spirit magic working again.. Such a wonderful post to wake up too.. Thank you!! xx

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  3. Some fabulous inspiration...really unique ideas. xO, Mona

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  4. Great ideas here Cindy! I love what you did with the basket - that's stunning. And those oars - they look great! Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog too - they mean a lot to me, especially coming from someone as talented as you. :)

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  5. Hi Cindy! Couldn't agree more! Love your gathering basket in the niche instead of the expected art!
    xojoan

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