You know in the last post how I said old portraits were in recent interior publications? Well, I found a few for you to look at today. Please excuse the photo as it was taken by my iphone and is the Elle Decor page - hey, whatever works, right? Look at that foyer below - what a great way to be greeted. Not to mention, I love the used candles on the entry table. It sort of takes you back to that period. And, how unexpected to sit in the middle of the room, such a great play with space.
Art is becoming very popular in kitchen these days. With the absence of upper cabinets, its a great way to warm up a kitchen. However, that is a whole other post. Below, a collage of many old portraits probably with new ones mixed in as well, if I had to guess. You get the idea (small, large, oil, charcoal) any work for me.
Also, I promised some quick snap shots of my old portraits I have found and where they are hung in my home. I have an added bonus, too! My good friend Veronica is definitely on trend with hers. Again, please excuse my iPhone photos and lighting.
Ok... so this guy came from a house down the street. I was out walking my dogs and noticed a house under renovation. I knew the house had been empty for a while so was excited to see some movement around it. As I rounded the corner to pass the garage, I spotted it! It took me that walk and a couple drive bys later with my husband, to actually stop and ask for the contractor on the job. SOLD = $50.00. I probably could have gotten it for 25$, as the contractor didn't see the same value as I did. ;) I mean the frame alone I think is worth more than 50$. It's old guys and I am pretty obsessed with it.
Ok... so then I have this guy, too. He was my first old portrait. I found him at a flea market in Dothan, AL for $80.00. He is kind of pouty and looks like a butler, but I love him. I had to paint the frame to spruce it up a bit. I used a gold leaf paint from Hobby Lobby and am pleased with the final result.
Here is Veronica's portrait. After my post last week, she texted me a picture of hers. How awesome! I just love him. She actually found him 4 years ago in her husband's dad's storage unit. And, that frame is a gem too. Great find!
Random add on - but look at these glass tumblers from Ikea. I am in need of some casual glasses and want white ones. In my Google search, I stumbled upon these. $1.99 each. I want!!!
Friday, April 25, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Currently on trend in homes, modern or traditional, are old portraits. Have you seen the look in your current interior publications? I personally love the look. Their faces just hold such a story, I think. I have always been one to prefer old rather than new, and love the mix of an aged, broken frame against a stark white wall in a space. A couple of photos for inspiration below. And, tomorrow a couple of old portraits I have recently found, purchased & hung in my home.
images via pinterest
images via pinterest