Metal Wall Art + plus a new pillow

You saw my metal wall art in my living room for the first time at Christmas.
I promised I would tell you all about it this year...so here goes!
 
 
 
When I purchased the metal wall tiles on clearance from Kirkland Home way back in 2009
 they were green.
I used one in my Christmas mantel that year.



Then in 2010 I used one in my Christmas mantel again, but I had painted it white with gray accents.



It also showed up in my Easter mantel that year.
This mantel ended up in a slide show on BHG.com...very exciting!

 
 
But, for years I have loved the gray piece in this photo styled by Atlanta Bartlett.
I decided to try to replicate this look with my wall tiles.
 
 
 
 So I painted them with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen.
It took at least three coats.
I then dry brushed white on the raised areas, using a damp paper towel to rub it in a bit.
 
 
 
 I love the greige color!
I wanted something large scale for the living room and these fit the bill...for now.
I wish the photos were lighter, but there is only a window on one side of the room and it was an overcast day.
 
 
 
Bare with me while I change the subject for a moment....
  Do you know when I moved I donated not one, but two white pedestals?
I always go on a purging frenzy when we move.
I really missed having one at Halloween time.
I wanted to place a pumpkin on a pedestal and place it on my breakfast room table.
I love this one made in Italy that I found at Marshall's.
I'm going to talk about the antler in an upcoming post that I've already written.
 
 
 
Back to the wall art...
 They will stay in the living room for now.
But I have some ideas brewing for something else.
We'll see.....
 
 
 
 Madly in love with my new Swiss cross pillow!
When I saw it on Salvage Dior & Simply Klassic I loved it.
Then I found out it was made by Sweet Tea & Linen and I knew it would be excellent quality.
I have a beautiful Union Jack pillow sewn by Sweet Tea & Linen that I loooove.
 
 
 
 Linking up to:
Blissful Whites Wednesday @ Timewashed
Thrifty Decor Chic Before & After
French Country Cottage's Feathered Nest Friday
From My Front Porch To Yours: Treasure Hunt Thursday
Stone Gable's  Tutorial Tips & Tidbits
Jennifer Rizzo's Fabulously Creative Friday


 

16 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! I love the wall art and the pillows. I have the same wall tiles in the smaller version from Kirkland's. Painting them is on my list too but have to figure out which room they'll go in first. :)

    Decorating a new home is fun, isn't it?

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  2. Beautiful! I love your look - and I LOVE that antler! Looking forward to hearing about it! I brought one home from Kansas with me - my brother had found it while working a field and saved it for me! It's not quite as cool as yours though!

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  3. I think this is my favorite verison yet! I love that you've remade them to fit your decore over the years. Nothing like making things change to your current tastes huh, so much easier on the checkbook.

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  4. Everything about this room is completely gorgeous!!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! Your style and grace are truly inspiring! Thank you so much for the shout out!! I am beyond honored to have made lovely things for your amazing home!! Can't wait to see how you will amaze us in this new year!! Thank you again sweet friend!

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  6. Your newly painted tiles are lovely! What a great idea. I've seen the smaller ones but never this size .. they are very pretty! I like the pillows too!

    leslie

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  7. Love the tiles. I have 3 large ones also and I never thought to paint them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Lisa, the wall art is really wonderful! I love the french linen and drybrushed white! It works so well with your soft and white living room!

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  9. The fresh look that you gave those tiles looks great, Lisa. Love that pillow too!! Happy New Year :)

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  10. They look perfect over your couch! Happy new year!

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  11. Wow... I love to see a piece that grows years and seasons! The latest painting technique is perfect and adds to the complete look of your living room!
    dee dee

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  12. just adore your living room

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  13. those have proved to be quite the versatile pieces!

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  14. Found you through From My Front Porch to Yours... congrats on the feature! Love what you did with the metal art. New follower (obviously I'm a newbie to just now be finding you!)
    Melinda

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  15. Your couch is beautiful and so COZY looking . . . a nice place to read a book. Thanks for sharing Patti @ OldThingsNew
    http://patricia-krank.blogspot.com/

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  16. They turned out gorgeous! The whole room is truly just beautiful, and so fresh and airy. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get your rug, and how does it hold up? I'm contemplating getting one for our family room, just don't know if it will be too hard for the kids to play in. Thanks.

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