Another Gallery Wall and Other Changes

3.21.2011

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. I have painted and painted and painted some more. Looking so good though. All worth the hard work.

A couple of weeks ago I decided to order some botanical prints from ebay and then matted and framed them myself.  Here are a few pictures of more changes in the dining room.



I thought six would be the perfect number here. I have always admired a gallery wall of botanical prints and now I have one. All done on the cheap, too.


These prints were from five to seven dollars apiece. Then I went to Hobby Lobby and bought the frames for half price and the mats. I had to use two mats to fit the frame correctly.





This is another surprise change I made. While sprucing up the master bedroom I decided to take this bench out that sat at the foot of our bed. I was tired of Mr. Savvy complaining about bumping into it in the middle of the night. So out it came. I am loving it added in the dining room.


I had painted the legs white a while back and then distressed them. They were a bit bright so I  brushed some mocha glaze on them to tone them down a bit.





This pot was on top of my kitchen cabinets and I decided to use it in here and popped my tulips mixed with dried hydrangeas in it. I guess you noticed the yellow chairs are back in here, too.


With the bench being moved to here I also brought my buffet lamps in here with the matching fabric shades to the bench. The bench and lamp shades are from Ballard's.  I love this new look with these walls.


I purchased two of these little green artichoke vases at a local decor shop several months ago. Placed my brass bird next to one of them for now.








I have ordered another red flower to frame to replace the blue one I have up there. The blue
one doesn't fit the frame correctly so hopefully the new one will. Then I will have three yellow and three red flowers.

Hope you like the changes. I love them!

Have a glorious week!

KIM

Joining the following:
A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesdays Treasures
Elements Interiors for Whassup whassup Wednesdays
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Funky Junk Interiors for SNS wall decor

Cost of project:
Floral pictures $35
Frames 50% of $29.00 x 6
Large mats 50% of $3.95 x 6
Small mats 50% of $1.95 x 6
The finished look.....priceless


Little peek at the kitchen. he he

90 comments:

  1. Your dining room looks fabulous Kim! I love all the changes!

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  2. Looks wonderful. I love the prints, they are so pretty and the bench and yellow chairs are fabulous also. Everything looks so pretty. Love your dining room. Thanks in advance for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  3. I sure wish Husbands had a mute button when they start complaining about decor/furniture placement. I love your dining room.
    :)

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  4. i love the girl playing the violin
    picture. i have one like it but she is on a bicycle...

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  5. Kim the gallery wall looks beautiful I love the prints! I also love the buffet lamps. I just might have to check out those shades in Ballard's they would look good in my living room since I have the matching pillows. Everything looks so pretty, Martina

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  6. Loving your dining room ...the prints are beautiful. And that ceiling is to die for. I'm in the process of repainting my living and dining rooms. Going to paint the ceiling this time around. Can't wait to see how it turns out!!

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  7. Kim, I knew you were going lighter in the Kitchen! I can't wait to see the finished room. Love the flower prints and the changes in the dining room.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  8. What a beautiful dining room! I love it! So welcoming!

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  9. Looks fabulous! I love your prints and the bench is a perfect fit for that space.

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  10. Love your new gallery wall. It looks beautiful in your dining room. Is that a new paint color I see in the kitchen? That little sneak peek looks awesome-can't wait to see what it is!

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  11. It looks wonderful Kim! I love the gallery wall, and the bench at the table...
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  12. Very Pretty!!! Really like the gallery wall - You did good. I am so far behind in visiting - hope to be back soon and play catch up.
    Thanks for stopping by. Daughter and grands are having dinner with friends this evening, so quiet here right now.

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  13. Love all your changes! You've been busy! I too love a gallery of prints and your flower prints look so pretty! Can't wait to see what you're doing in the kitchen!

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  14. Your gallery wall is so chic! I know how expensive those botanical prints can be...I was going to do a wall in my family room. Very nice! Love the bench there, too! :-)

    XO,
    Jane

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  15. How beautiful! I need to go shopping with YOU! Enjoy your evening, sweet friend! ♥ Take some time to relax! ♥

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  16. It looks great, Kim. I love the framed prints and I really like the bench in the dining room..it just looks homey, doesn't it? And...I see you are up to something in the kitchen too? I'm thinking Mr.Savvy is going to wish you had never quit working!...or will want you to apply for a day job!;>) Diana

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  17. The gingham bench is perfect! I love it! What a beautifully pulled together room !

    Cindy

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  18. The changes are great, Kim. I like the bench in the dining room.

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  19. FUN Kim! love the gallery wall. The bench looks awesome too. I have always liked that look in a DR.

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  20. Kim, you did it again girl! I love the changes, that bench that you decided to take our of the bedroom, looks fabulous in your dining room! Love the photographs in there, so nice!

    I can't wait to see what's up in your kitchen!


    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  21. Hey Kimmie! OH, I love it all! Your dining room looks so Frenchie now! The prints are lovely and the bench! Love it! Have I ever told you you're good? :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. So prett. Botanical prints are beautiful in any room; the prints you chose deffinately are and the frames really show them off well! Such a pretty piece under your buffet lamps!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Cindy

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  23. Love it all!
    THE kitchen looks great too --- I can just tell it's going to be great!

    (I also love how the red checked lampshades match the artwork above the chest...you are so clever!)

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  24. One more thing.... I am convinced you never sit down or SLEEP, Kim!
    :)
    <3

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  25. Fabulous, Kim!! Love the flower gallery and the bench at the table!! Looks great!

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  26. Loving the bench moved in there. Great and really opens up the space. Six florals perfect!

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  27. OH... the framing turned out so nice! And I love that you did it on the cheap.

    Di

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  28. Visiting you from BNOTP...love the gallery wall! Im contemplating one for either my formal living or dining room, just need to find the right things to make a gallery of! Looks great!

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  29. Kim, I LOVE the changes! The boanicals are fabulous! The bench is perfect and I love those lamps!!

    Now, what are you up to in the kitchen? Can't wait to see!!

    Lou Cinda

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  30. What a gorgeous room, you are very talented!

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  31. Everything blends so well in your lovely room. I especially like the bench you placed at the table and the tall, skinny lamps. Lovely!

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  32. Kim, I found you from Sherry's blog, No Minimalist Here. Your dining room looks beautiful! I love the bench and your Roe deer antlers. My dining room is due for a little makeover, thanks for some inspiration.
    Jodie

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  33. Gorgeous house you have there. Love the prints. They look like they were professionally matted and framed. And they look expensive. Great idea with the bench in the dining room...really looks nice.

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  34. Wow Kim! Your dining room has really gone under a transformation and looks so beautiful! I love the gallery wall. It is gorgeous! The bench just looks right at home in there! I can't wait to see your kitchen!!! You are a busy woman! Have a great week!

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  35. Kim...
    I LOVE your dining room and can't wait to see the kitchen! I also love the print of the Violin Girl. Who is the artist?

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  36. The artist of the violin girl is Rodo Boulanger.

    Thanks for asking.

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  37. Lordie! What a gorgeous room!!!

    m ^..^

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  38. That is one gorgeous room! The changes you made look great!
    Jane

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  39. I love the way your new prints look and such nice frames you did...so talented! Congrats, great work! The changes you made made to this whole room looks gorgeous. I love it!
    FABBY

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  40. Great gallery wall! They're addicting aren't they? I really like the bench in there. We have a bench with our dining set, but it needs some cushioning. It's ALL on the 'list' :)

    Have a great week!

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  41. Kim, love the new look for the dining room. It looks fresh and elegant. Wonderful new look heading into spring. ~ Sarah

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  42. Kim, I love your gallery wall and your new changes to your dining room. I love that bench in there, I am wanting to do that in my new house, I love the look of it. Cannot wait to see your kitchen reveal! :)

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  43. Well done! I like the fresh spring look.

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  44. Looks great Kim! Love the bench in your dining room.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  45. You are on a roll.....I can not believe all the changes you have made in the last 3 months! Love the DR now.

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  46. Where do you get all of your energy? You amaze me with all your projects and redecorating. The botanical prints are just perfect and I'm loving the bench in the dining room.
    Have a great day! Jane
    http://cottageatthecrossroads.com

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  47. It all looks great how you moved things around. The botanicals look terrific, like you went out and bought them like that. Did you see Penny's wall of botanicals awhile ago? I like the area that has the chest with the two lamps and the fun artwork over it...where is that in the house?

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  48. Once again - the room looks amazing! You have the coziest house and I look forward to seeing what you do everyday! So pretty!

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  49. Your dining room is so gorgeous!!!
    I love botanical prints. I also like benches in dining rooms!!!

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  50. I love the new look, Kim. The botanical prints are lovely and I like how you matted and framed them. I also like the addition of the bench. Gorgeous dining room!..Christine

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  51. What can I say aways looks Fabulous I love the ceilings painted great impact finishes the room off nicely

    Pattie

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  52. Kim I happen to be on a site called pariscoutureantique.com and saw some of those antique trophys you said in one of your last post you would like. So I thought I would pass the info on.
    Thanks
    Kelly

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  53. Hi Kim - Your dining room looks beautiful! I really love it. Your picture that shows the whole room with the doors open on your hutch is amazing! It's one of those that I could keep looking at again and again. Soooo pretty!

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  54. Kel c thanks for the info. I tried it and it said no server found.

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  55. The dining room is looking very elegant...sort of like a "grown up" dining room, does that make sense? I like the bench in there and the vase, perfect with the yellow chairs. Your new prints are beautiful.

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  56. Kim,
    The changes look great. Very pretty gallery wall, I love the bench in the dining room, and I love your curtains in that room too.
    Sherry

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  57. You don't know how many times I have looked at botanical prints on Ebay, but have never bought any. Yours look wonderful, beautiful framing job. I think I better have another look on Ebay.

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  58. Really gorgeous! Love the bench!

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  59. As usual everything looks amazing Kim!!

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  60. I heart that bench!! :) Gorgeous blog BTW!! :)

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  61. Kim, it just gets better and better. The prints are fabulous. I can't believe you did them yourself. Glad you had such a great weekend.

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  62. Love the prints. Didn't even notice the blue. The artichoke vase is super cute. Love that! The bench looks cute in there. Have a great week!

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  63. I am over the moon for that print above the buffet

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  64. Hi Kim, Your dining room looks so gorgeous! I love everything in there!I love your new prints, and the bench is beautiful.I love the lampshades too!

    Kathy

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  65. Hi Kim, WOW! Your dining room looks SO nice! I love the botanical prints and love, love, love that bench in there! BEAUTIFULLY done!

    Pam

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  66. Holy cow look at all these comments! - love the bench in the dining room, awesome touch.

    Now, crazy woman, what did you do in the kitchen?

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  67. So THAAAAAATS what you were painting and I kept INTERUPTING {LOL}...It looks GORGEOUS!

    xoxokara

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  68. Kim, Your dining area looks SO wonderful and springy! I love your photo arrangement... I a have vintage avon calender book with some of these prints too! I might have to borrow your idea, since it looks so great!!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sherri:)

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  69. Beautiful, Kim! The botanical prints look gorgeous in there ... and the bench looks so shabby fun in there, too. I loved seeing Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick add a bench at her table ... seeing yours, too, makes me wish I had a lower kitchen table! *Becca*

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  70. I LOVE the bench the dining room! It's perfect!

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  71. Your room is so inspiring, Kim!! What a transformation, just lovely! XO~LIZ

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  72. Oh, I just added botanicals to my dining room too Kim! Great minds think alike! Yours looks absolutely gorgeous and has truly been one of my best inspirations as I have been trying to warm up my own dining room. :-)
    Vanessa

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  73. You are so busy Kim, I wish I had half your energy!! I can't even pick out the paint for my kitchen, let alone think of painting it!! Love the botanicals in the dining room.
    Happy first day of spring.
    Sue

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  74. Your botanical prints are lovely Kim. Your dining room is just delightful!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  75. It is soo bright and airy Kim! Love it! With everybody lightening up I think I have changed my mind on a certain color as well. See you later for Wow Us Wednesdays!:)

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  76. Gorgeous, Kim! I love the new lightness of your dining room. Bringing in the bench and lamps was a great idea.

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  77. Love the room...the lamps look great.

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  78. Love everything Kim but I have to say my two favorites are by far the bench in the dining room and the yellow pitcher/vase on the table. I ADORE the bench and am such a sucker for unique dining seating! And that pitcher is gorgeous!

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  79. Kim,
    Adore your dining room gallery. Being from Kansas, I LOVE Sunflowers, thank you for enlarging it's picture...ah, be still my heart! We had the same 'ol problem with our bench at the bottom of the bed. We took it to the lower level dining room and it really opened up the room. Amazing how chair backs can block your visionary view from across a room, isn't it? I'm coveting your new vases. . .lovely! Thanks for sharing!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  80. Kim, I love how your bench looks in the dining room! I have a bench (a wooden one) at my kitchen table and I love it! And your botanical prints are beautiful. My mom always had gorgeous botanicals in her dining room, and I really like that look. The touches of red and yellow in there make it perfect for spring and summer. The end result is priceless!

    Kat :)

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  81. Hi Kim-
    I love your changes! I have been wanting to add a bench in our dinning room as well....I just need to find one on Craigslist. The gallery wall is gorgeous! Always love checking in on your blog! Hope you have a fabulous day!
    XO
    Kristin

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  82. LOVE the bench...the legs are fab and perfect with the check fabric!!
    Mariaelena

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  83. Gorgeous Kim!! i love the bench at the dining room table- that bench i just moved to the sitting area used to be at our dining table- I love that! Your botanical prints all together look wonderful too- beautiful room!!

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  84. I'm crazy for everything you do. Thanks so much, Kim, for linking up to VIF, I so appreciate your friendship and support!!
    xo,
    Debra

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  85. Oh I adore your botanical prints and the bench~swoon!

    I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  86. I am K-RAY-Z about that bench!!!
    I WANT!!!! Thank you for linkin up at Whassup!

    Love ya!
    xoxokara

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  87. Everything looks so wonderful! bright and cherry! Have a good evening. Leticia

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