Adding Whimsy

8.06.2012

I love for a home not to be so stiff and formal, but relaxed and lived in. One way to do that is to add a touch of whimsy in each room if you can. I decided to add my fun cow painting to the master bedroom.

For quite a while I have had this Italian wooden inlay art piece in my bedroom within this large frame backed with burlap. While this looked perfectly fine I decided to bring out my cow canvas from hiding to where I could enjoy it. The wooden piece has found a new spot.

All I had to do was remove the other piece and then I turned the frame from vertical to horizontal and added this cow painting.

This is just a fun piece that I bought last year from an etsy shop.

I sleep on the side of the bed closest to it and when I lie on my right side before turning out the light I see mrs. cow looking at me.

I am glad I found a spot for it where I can enjoy it.

Do you like to add something whimsical in your home?

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63 comments:

  1. I love the cow painting! The colors are so fun!

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  2. Love it Kim. Cows are pretty whimsical creatures anyway...we always enjoyed watching them...the calves especially. The frame and painting are perfect!

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  3. I love tht cow painting.

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  4. Love the whimsical touch to the corner! Looks great!

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  5. Kim,

    I have been so wanting a cow painting for my master bedroom ... my husband works for the dairy industry in milk marketing and thought it would be the perfect nod to all those fabulous farmers he represents!

    Can I ask if you remember the name of the Etsy shop where you found this beauty?

    Thanks!

    :)

    Linda

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  6. Your cow canvas looks great in the fancy frame. Love it!

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  7. I really like it in the frame. Great fun. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Rooms in our house get their touch of whimsy when I walk in and sit down. :)

    Seriously, a bit of humor in a home makes it more comfortable and inviting. Smetimes I go into houses where decorating is taken way too seriously, and I have a hard time feeling at ease ... no matter how hospitable the hosts may be.

    Love your cow painting, BTW!

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  9. What fun to have a benevolent cow, munching on posies, watching over you in your sleep! ~ Maureen

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  10. I have always loved that cow picture and I really love it in your bedroom like that! It's sort of unexpected with playful colors but yet it still matches. I like the idea of hanging it within the other frame like that too.

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  11. Love it! Isn't it fun to find the unexpected in a home? I just found a horse print that I'm adding in my basement. :-)

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  12. I want to frame a smaller picture like you did on a larger frame with burlap!

    I have a vintage Winnie the Pooh cookie jar in my kitchen.

    tina

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  13. I think the cow painting looks perfect there! I'm all about adding whimsy to every room-it keeps things fun! (I have an old pair of kids' roller skates on a shelf in my office, for example)
    Susan

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  14. I LOVE that pop of color in your neutral room and if you get tired of it you can move it again! Great idea!!

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  15. I like it a lot - especially the fact that you can switch the paintings in the same frame.

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  16. Kim the frame and painting look perfect together! Great shots!!

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  17. I love whimsy, when I see it used in a home's decor, I know the folks who live in that home believe there should be some fun in life.

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  18. Dear Kim!
    Your cow made me smile :)
    I am in London with my brother and I am not having much time to read my blog I feel behind!
    I loved your post, short and sweet! Yes, I want to add some whimsy in my rooms!
    Also it gave me the idea to write shorter posts, I am going to write one right now.
    Thanks for always inspiring me, Kim.
    I can't wait to participate in the link parties again. God bless,

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  19. Too cute. Nice way to end the day. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I love the way you hung it inside the other frame. She is quite mooovelous in your bedroom! ;)

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  21. What a great idea to reuse the frame and just turn it! The colors in the painting are so neat. Sweet dreams:):) XO, Pinky

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  22. It looks so cute in there!
    -Shelley

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  23. I love adding whimsy to rooms, sometimes we can take decorating way to seriously! I love to smile at those pieces when I see them.. thanks for sharing - Susan

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  24. Fantastic idea! The cow is perfect. Everyone needs whimsy in their homes. Gives the room "life" and character.
    Patty

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  25. Kim, Love the picture. I have seen similar with horses as well for all the horse lovers out there. It does add a nice touch to the room. - Tonya

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  26. Kim, the cow painting looks great in your bedroom. Love the idea of the framed burlap to give it some dimension. Great idea! And yes, I love to add whimsey and something unexpected to a room. ;-)

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  27. Kim your cow painting is charming. How great to wake up and see that sweet face.

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  28. He is darling there and shall watch over you whilst you sleep. The other day I attempted to photograph some cows in a field. Every time I zoomed in one one they appeared startled and FLED. I never got a good shot. I am scary:}

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  29. I love it!!!!! I think every room needs a touch of whimsy! The cow looks like she is looking in the window!! We had a cow that did that at my grandmothers,

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  30. Hi Kim,
    Love Mrs. Cow! and the creative way you framed her. I noticed that you and your sister (and me) have the same lamp yours is in your bedroom, Kelly's is on her antique chest and mine is in my office...What great style we have LOL.
    Enjoyed your post today.
    Have a sweet week,
    Elizabeth

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  31. Kim...that cow painting is just perfect!It adds just the right splash of color to your wall!Have a wonderful week!!!

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  32. I love that the cow is eating a posy!

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  33. Luv the cow painting.
    I paint so I have an ever evolving gallery in my home. Been awhile since I painted a cow. Feeling very inspired!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers, Gee.
    Here's to a fab rest of day..

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  34. Kim,
    What a sweet painting.Love that pop of color.
    xx
    Anne

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  35. I love cows!! And I love the bright colors. Nice touch!

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  36. Hello Kim! I love this post! Thanks for sharing!

    Ciao Bella
    Sensible Sarah

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  37. I agree! I love this cute cow! Good job!

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  38. Kim, last week I came across the most beautiful cow wall prints all set in the English countyside. For those of us who thought we'd never want a cow on the wall, this site can change your mind. Check out hoodandbroomfield.co.uk/

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  39. Love your cow painting! I recently won a painting by Sue Scoggins of my sweet dog, Boogie and may have to frame it the way you did. Love that look.

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  40. Oh that is so great, you must fall asleep with a smile on your face!

    Carol

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  41. I agree! I hate when homes look "staged". Homes need to reflect the personality of the people who live there! Adding whimsy is a great idea. Your new cow is super cute.

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  42. Absolutely Kim...what's a room without a little "whimsy". Very nice!

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  43. I want that cow print, I just love it, I had wondered where it have moved to.

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  44. I'm with you Kim, A touch of whimsy... or sass... makes a room fun and lived in! There is a nice spark of life! That cow would look fabulous in my home since I can see cows out my front and back door!
    Love the cow colors!

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  45. Looks like the cows have come home!!!..love this!Kim I do love whimsy,always looking at the lighter side of life!

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  46. I couldn't agree more! She is perfect with the posy and fun pop of color for your room!

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  47. That is so fun and cute, Kim! I too like to add a little whimsy to keep things from getting to stuffy/formal! While on vacation years ago, I found this figurine of a frog in Victorian gown with a lovely wide brim hat. I fell in love with it. My livingroom with inherited Victorian furniture which was a bit more formal than my liking and she add just the right touch of whimsy. Her name was Belle and it always made me smile to see her among my victorian ceramic figurines; even her colors matched! LOL! Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you can share your quick makeover/change at Frugal Treasures Tuesday!
    Barbe

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  48. GREAT idea with the cow painting and the frame!! I do love a bit of whimsy in life! Just makes it better! blessings ~ tanna

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  49. Yes, I have a cow painting in our dining room. Daisy is looking at me right now!

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  50. We need a little more whimsy these days -- love the cow! Am trying to find a pair of cows for our family room and want to change the color from builder beige to green apple. Time to brighten things up!

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  51. Kim....how cute!....It must be so wonderful to open your eyes each morning and smile...for that painting just makes you smile!!! The colors are wonderful!

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  52. Great painting in a great spot. I love the colors and I also love the pillows in the room

    Cynthia

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  53. Kim I think you should have a contest to name the cow...she's adorable...we used to call all our cows boss...I remember my dad yelling every morning "come boss, come boss" and they would all run to the barn for milking...

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  54. This is Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle. LOVE that cow canvas! I have often been teased that my girls have "cow" names - Daisy Sue, Anna Belle and Lila Mae! I have been looking for a cute cow painting with 3 cows. Love the look of yours! Just the right touch of whimsy!

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  55. I love your cow picture! Isn't it amazing that cows, pigs, dogs,...all (most) animals give us so much peace? I wish we humans would take a few tips from all the cows in the world and share more love!

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  56. What fun- a cow on one side of you and a bull on the other!;>) xo Diana

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  57. Your cow print is so fun Kim~ love that frame with the burlap too!

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  58. That is FABULOUS, I love it!

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  59. We have a cow painting in our dining room. I was a bit skeptical when Steve began the painting, but I ended up loving it. A group came through the house for a studio tour and someone expressed an interest in it. I will be sad to see it go. Enjoy your cow!

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  60. I love your cow! It adds the perfect amount of whimsy.

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  61. I love it!
    I was just telling my family..."if I could paint a lick, I'd paint cows." True Story.

    I'm thinking on giving it a shot. When I do...I hope it's whimsical and fun! Like you, I don't think our homes should be ALL serious.
    have a great week! Pat

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  62. I love it ... Its the perfect touch :)
    Francine

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