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Art from High Point

By 10/20/2010January 23rd, 201731 Comments

On the last full day I spent at High Point on Monday, I went to a few one-of-a-kind including antique stores with Lauren from Pure Style Home and her husband Dave. When we arrived at one little hole-in-the-wall antique store, Dave actually escorted us to the door from the parking lot (so sweet) because of the shady neighborhood we were in.

I bought this sweet little banged up piece (which got even more banged up on the way home—I dropped it twice) of a boy and his rabbit. For now it’s propped up in my guest room.

I love this whimsical little end table but I thought it should be a colour so I painted it to go with the Maxwell Fabric I found for the drapery in this room (below) Pattern: Hibiscus Colour: #240 Avocado (more photos coming soon). I have always loved the overscale painted flower print. The room is BM Pale Sea Mist 2147-40.

Above photos by Maria Killam This post is also a link party to continue from last weeks, Cheap yet Happy Wall Art Post! My favourite link was from Erika at Bluelabel Bungalow. She painted stripes in her boys room. Hmmm. . . I just realized there’s a trend here as last week I posted about a striped room as well.

Click here to see the rest of the this nautical inspired room! And please post a link below if you have an inspired (and inexpensive) art project on your blog and next week I might post your idea! If you are an artist, please include a post from your blog which lists the price (this is about affordable after all) and link back to this post so everyone’s inspired ideas get read!

If you would like your home to fill you with happiness every time you walk in, contact me for on-line or in-person decorating and colour.

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  • Anonymous says:

    The end table looks great painted and I *LOVE* the lamp!

  • Courtney says:

    I agree about the end table, what a great color. I linked up two ideas. 🙂

  • Splendid Sass says:

    The table looks GORGEOUS, Maria!
    Glad to see that you had a nice trip.

  • Design Elements says:

    the end table looks fabulous! have a beautiful day!

  • Red Door Home says:

    Great finds! It is always fun to travel and bring something home from your trip. I have linked up an easy (and cheap) art project from my dsughter's bedroom makeover. Hope you will take a peak.

  • Annie Wilcox Designs says:

    Some of my favorite pieces are from trips or places we've lived in the past. I love those treasures.

  • Dovecote Decor says:

    Maria: I've just posted your beautiful face, or should I say re-re-re posted. Send me any pics from our fun dinner.

  • Mary says:

    I love love love the fabric. It has my favorite colors in it. Please let me know how I can get a swatch of it and how I can order some yardage if I like it once I see the swatch. Is it only available to designers?

  • Erika at BluLabel Bungalow says:

    What a great color palette! So tranquil and very soothing. Can't wait to see more of those drapes and that lovely fabric.

    Thanks for featuring my son's room! It was a wonderful surprise.

  • I love that fabric so much i can hardly stand it! I can't wait to see what you turn it into.

  • traci zeller designs says:

    So fun that you picked up some art! The guest room looks great. I have Pale Sea Mist in my boys' bathroom. Can't wait to see the drapery all done up! The end table is fab …

  • Edin's House says:

    The bed-side table looks fantastic in soft blue – so much better!! In fact, I think I'm coming to stay in your guest room because it looks very inviting!!

    I've added an art project to your link party. Pretty inexpensive = if you're interested in costs, get in touch.


  • Karena says:

    Maria I adore both the art & the end table, it has beautiful lines!

    Art by Karena

  • Ann says:

    You did a fab job on that end table…

  • Jan says:

    hi Maria, LOVE the fabric and the table. What colour did you paint the table? Is it Pale Sea Mist also?

  • Suzanne says:

    Hi Maria-
    So fun to follow your travels! One question on the table; the finish is so nice that it looks like you had it sprayed professionally. Did you or did you do it yourself? If so, how? Many thanks for all your great information.

  • Beverly Mau says:

    are you sure BM Pale Sea Mist is 2147-40 and not 2147-50? -40 is Dill Pickle.

    Good Post, good work, love the blog and expertise.

  • Anonymous says:

    How did you get the nightstand and the picture in your carry-on?

    it looks great, BTW

  • Katie says:

    So pretty! Please source your lamp? I want it!

  • Kelly@ Restyling Home by Kelly says:

    I absolutely love that fabric! So pretty!

  • Anonymous says:

    I LOVE the end table. What store is that from if you don't mind sharing?

  • Anonymous says:

    I love the painting, and the fact that it's banged up makes it even better! Is the art a play on the "blue boy" well known art?

  • emjohnston says:

    Oh, that little nightstand is adorable! I *love* it. Good find, and the new color looks lovely.
    I may just have to get brave and paint a piece of furniture a fun color… I've got a cute little $6 nightstand I recently rescued…

  • Karen Davis says:

    Love the table and green and blue color palette!

  • Anonymous says:

    Would you share the color of the end table? Thank you
    Also–could you do a post sometime on choosing paint colors with floor colors in mind–I have red oak floors but love blue/grey/green rooms.

  • Sherri Cassara says:

    Hi Maria, I LOVE what you did… the colors, the nightstand, the bedding – so fresh and pretty – you are so talented.
    I linked up my daughter's bedroom mini makeover but also check out my 'Art Studio' post for Friday 10/22. I featured my sister's artwork and I would love for you to see it.

  • Developing Designs says:

    Love the guest room, the end table turned out great! Sorry to hear you dropped the art (twice!, yikes)….good thing for chips/dings/nicks on pieces, for it all just adds more character. 🙂

  • SHERRY HART says:

    Love the old picture…..that truly makes the vignette. How the heck did you get the chest home????? I linked up a small art project. Have a great weekend.

  • Maria Killam says:

    For the two of you that asked, sorry I forgot to post it sooner. I already had the end table, (I just included the 'before' photo because I had painted it) I certainly couldn't have taken that on the plane 🙂

  • Donna says:

    Maria, It's been a momentous week for us with the sale of Dad's house just off the horizon and hanging by a thread…of paint… of all things! Thanks for the kind comment. Paint stripper is not something I'm familiar with. I've been a 'chicken' when it comes to paint as you well know. I feel, in the back of my mind, that all of this first hand experience with paint is leading up to something great..but I'm not sure what that is. Ha!

    Thanks for sharing the idea about the stripes on the wall. Great concept! I think it's such a perfect way to decorate. My boys' rooms are 'blank slates' so to speak. And I think they would go for that.

    I love it..frugal..and fabulous at the same time!

    You are so smart! (I'm in the midst of a house selling crisis so I haven't been by of late.) I miss reading your posts more than I can say!

    Donna @ Comin' Home

  • Donna says:

    PS. I've been so timid about the idea of painting an antique like your beautiful side table, even though you told me that my antique china cabinet should be painted (cream). Why do we worship something..just because it's old?

    You are so brave to just 'paint it'! I'm in total awe of your decisiveness on this issue. I was told..don't paint that hutch!–and emphatically so. Which left me with a very ugly bright white. Who am I living with the white for? Posterity? Thanks for the courage to paint what needs to be painted. Gee…that would make such a great post!

    Donna @ Comin' Home

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