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For those who have art hanging on their walls

surreptitious surreptitious
How much of it is done by someone you know? Do you have anything done by someone really famous? Is it mostly photography, drawings, paintings or something else? Do you have a lot of posters in your bedroom (or elsewhere in the house)? Essentially all that we have on our walls right now are photographs of my sister and I, and I think that it makes for terribly boring walls.
05/29/2013
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Rossie Rossie
My husband's hobby is photography, he loves taking landscape and cityscape photos, so our walls are covered by his framed pictures. His work is quite professional - he even sells some of them on Getty Images.
05/29/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I have a fox hunt water color that I picked up at a thrift store (which has my riding crop hanging next to it). I have one wall papered with Victorian-floral scrapbook paper (all in reds, pinks, and tea-stain beige). I'm taking the fox hunt picture with me when I move in with C.

C has a penguin colony photo (which we're planning on sticking a Tardis in the distance of the photo so it looks like the penguins are running away from the Doctor), and a wall covered with cyber-influenced magazine pictures he cut out of old issues of Wired. He also has a bamboo flute hung up on the wall. He asked me to find posters or pictures to decorate his walls, as he finally noticed they look rather bare.

My mother is giving me her "Alice in Wonderland" Tenniel prints (originally sold at Cabbages and Kings back in the early 1970's as a coloring book). I don't think C would care for those in most of the house, but my Library and the future nursery will definitely have them.
05/29/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
The art we have in our home was either made by my children and I, or someone we know.
05/29/2013
RonLee RonLee
Two paintings that were given to my late spouse and I as a wedding present by a family friend who is an artist,
05/29/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I have one wall in my living room with pictures of me and my son and the baby. Then I have another wall that I have a rug that has Moose on it. On each side of that there are pictures of my unicorns. I have all pictures I have not put up yet but will when I move. My room has nothing on the wall but a calendar at the moment. When I move and have my own room I plan to decorate it some way.
05/29/2013
married with children married with children
we only have a few, and they are from family members.
05/29/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
I have a fox hunt water color that I picked up at a thrift store (which has my riding crop hanging next to it). I have one wall papered with Victorian-floral scrapbook paper (all in reds, pinks, and tea-stain beige). I'm taking the fox hunt ...
I adore it when people modify paintings, so I'm definitely most intrigued by your intentions with the photo of the penguin colony. When I was in Montreal, I wanted to pick up a bunch of paintings from thrift stores and have my way with them, but once I got there, I realized that downtown Montreal "thrift" stores are really more like "vintage" stores, so it wasn't a cheap hobby, like it would be to do here.

My mother actually used to have a giant painting of a fox hunt, but it came down when we redecorated and just never went back up. It was a shame, because it was a really nice piece. Are you going to miss your Victorian wall, or do you think that you'll do something similar again?
05/30/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by surreptitious
I adore it when people modify paintings, so I'm definitely most intrigued by your intentions with the photo of the penguin colony. When I was in Montreal, I wanted to pick up a bunch of paintings from thrift stores and have my way with them, but ...
In an interesting coincidence, this link article came up in my FB newsfeed about modifying thrift store paintings.

I rather like my Victorian wall, as you surmised. It's incredibly girly and goes with the steampunk theme around my old wooden vanity/dressing table. I'll probably pick up another pack of papers (or carefully take these down) and recreate it in a corner of my Library at my new place. C's bedroom still looks like a "dude room" (exercise equipment, metal tubing stand up desk, wire shelving, air mattress over box springs), and I don't anticipate having much say in what I want to do with it.
05/30/2013
Ciao. Ciao.
We have a bunch of art hanging on our walls. Much of it is done by friends I know who are artistic, but we've also got a (very well done) fake Picasso that was my grandparents, as well as a variety of moderately famous (but not well known) artists that have come from grandparents houses as well.

Art improves life. I wish we had more!
05/30/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
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Originally posted by Rossie
My husband's hobby is photography, he loves taking landscape and cityscape photos, so our walls are covered by his framed pictures. His work is quite professional - he even sells some of them on Getty Images.
Me too...My own pics and a reproduction of an Albert Bierstadt painting. He does the most amazing landscapes. One other is just a random art painting. Nothing famous.
05/30/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
I have family photos in the living room and some Diego Rivera prints in my kitchen. In my bedroom, there is some Celtic art.
05/30/2013
Mr. John Mr. John
We have a very broad mix of framed work throughout our home. Each room has a specific style. The living room has oil and water color paintings. The family room and kitchen has matched frame matted photo’s of engineering feats and natural wonders we’ve visited around the world. We have a staircase with charcoal caricature drawings of our family, arranged by age. The game room has framed matted movie posters. The offices and other rooms have varying framed oil paintings, water colors, photo’s, and posters. The entry and hallways have original professional photograph’s, of various outdoor natural settings. In storage, we must have a dozen framed oil and watercolor paintings, which we rotate out from time to time. What we still have in storage, and mean to have framed, are our 60’s and 70’s original rock band posters. We have a couple of known oil artist’s, but most are nondescript.
05/30/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
In an interesting coincidence, this link article came up in my FB newsfeed about modifying thrift store paintings.

I rather like my Victorian wall, as you surmised. It's incredibly girly and goes with the steampunk theme around my old ...
Chris McMahon's works were the paintings that inspired me! I didn't remember the artist's name, or I would have linked him.

As long as you have a nice, cozy, well-decorated library in which you can spend your time, who cares what the bedroom looks like? I imagine that most of what you'll be doing in there is unlikely to have you noticing your surroundings (by which I mean sleeping, of course ).
05/30/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by Mr. John
We have a very broad mix of framed work throughout our home. Each room has a specific style. The living room has oil and water color paintings. The family room and kitchen has matched frame matted photo’s of engineering feats and natural wonders ...
It sounds like you've put a ton of thought into decorating your house, and that means that it's probably very beautiful! I've never stayed in one place for more than 8 months, aside from my parents' house, so I have yet to really decorate somewhere beyond a few things tacked up in my bedroom.
05/30/2013
js250 js250
We have a couple CM Russel limited edition prints, two pre-1960 paintings and 4 of my personal paintings on our walls. In the bedroom--we have framed Vargas pinups from the original old Playboy magazines.
05/30/2013
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