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Moulding Art

Pay a lot for artwork? Nah, that just isn’t my style. In fact, you see the collage pictured above? It’s made of door trim from old homes that were slated for demo. I scooped up a stack of trim at a yard sale, and asked my husband to nail them together for me. I just love all the contrasting colors and textures and the history behind the piece.

Want to see what else I have hanging on the walls of my house? Let’s take a quick tour.

H Screen Door Panel

This scroll-y metal piece is actually a panel off of an old screen door. We found it at a yard sale, and since it had an “H” on it, I just had to have it. It hangs over the door to the dining room, and is visible when you come down the stairs.

Carport Post

Our friends had this rusty carport post in their antique shop, and I immediately envisioned it as wall art. It hangs on a narrow wall at the bottom of our staircase, and fits the space perfectly.

Ceiling Tile Art

This piece is actually a vintage ceiling tile that’s been nailed over a canvas stretcher. I bought it from a seller at the World’s Longest Yard Sale a couple years ago, and it now hangs in our upstairs hallway. What can I say? I’m a sucker for rust.

Ironstone Plates

The dining room walls are decorated with ironstone platters that I’ve picked up from various flea markets and yard sales over the years. This same arrangement is mirrored on the other side of the windows, but I couldn’t get it all in one shot.

Ironstone can be pretty pricey stuff, but usually when I pull a piece out of a junk box and ask about it, I’m told I can have it for free. Works for me.

Do you have unusual things hanging on your walls, too? I’d love to hear about them.

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  1. I love this! I especially love the screen door panel; finding one with your initial is perfect! My house is mostly decorated with inherited pieces from my grandparents or antique store/thrift store finds or random things friends have given me. I have some antique window frames (with glass) in my hallway that I pulled from an old shed my family was tearing down. I use them as frames for photo collages. A friend gave me some unusual vintage cardboard cutouts of early Hollywood movie stars that are attached to hangers (so it looks like the celebrity is wearing your clothes?) I hung them on a wall in my laundry room. And, I hung the hymnal racks from old pews that a church was replacing on the wall in my bathroom; they hold toiletries and hairbrushes and things.

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