Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Trashtastic Tuesday- Thrifted Art


Welcome to Trashtastic Tuesday!  This is a little series around here where I show you something that I thrifted, sometimes I make it over, sometimes I don’t.  But nevertheless, it is usually something that I paid very little money for.

Remember yesterday, when I mentioned that I was adding a subtle touch of pink to my living room?  Well, in case you are new here, I said that I had recently decided to add a touch of pink to my living room, and this painting was my inspiration for this decision. 

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I found this Van Gogh print at The Mission for .50 cents!  Obviously it is a knock off.  But the actual painting is called vase with zinnias and other flowers. 

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The frame is a little beat up.  But I have mad love for this piece of art!  She had to come home with me, and she did.  I had planned on doing something to the frame, or reframing it.  But I am so in love with her just the way she is that right now, she is not going to be changed at all. 

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Because I love her.  And love is supposed to be unconditional, right?  I mean, when you truly love something, you love it just the way it is?  Am I right?

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And me and this fake Van Gogh?  I think we were made for each other.  A match made in heaven!

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I decided to lean her up against the wall on my bookcase so that I could look at her.  And that was it, folks!  I have not stopped staring at her, and whispering sweet nothings in her ear, since then. 

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Her and I have been spending a lot of time together.  She tells me how happy she is to be living with her new family.  And I tell her how much I love her beautiful blooms, and her pretty green pot.  And her black background, and yes, even her rickety gold frame.  And I started noticing her subtle pink colors.  Then I started noticing the subtle pink colors in the artwork that hangs over my fireplace.  And then I ordered a kilim pillow on EBay that had subtle pink colors (I’ll show you that on another day). 

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And then, as if it were fate, I found this cute little pink and green bowl at Anthropologie on Saturday, and I just knew that she was dying to meet my fake Van Gogh! 

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So, I invited her to join us.  I told her I had the perfect spot for her on my bookcase.  And she said yes!  They seem to really like each other too.  And I really love having them around!

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My thrifted art is so Trashtastic that you just might find her picture in the dictionary when you look up the word trashtastic.  Wait a minute, is that even a word?  Well, maybe not.  But at my house it is!