Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Remember This Guy???
Back last fall, I made a trip to Round Top for the fall flea market. You may recall I shared some of my finds from my shopping excursion ~ read more about it here. One of my favorite finds was this wonderful old practice shooting target. At the time, I was unsure of how I was going to display him ~ but knew I would eventually figure it out. Sadly, he's been been rolled up in my office ever since. But recently, I decided it was a shame to leave him in the corner as if he were being punished for misbehavior.
After weighing my options, I opted to bite the bullet and have him framed ~ primarily so he would be protected and preserved. Custom framing something this size isn't for the faint of heart ~ especially after I received the estimate. I determined I would save my pennies and wait for Aaron Brother's 50% off sale, then I jumped on it and took him in. I think they did a tremendous job ~ I love the way the simple frame compliments this unique and quirky piece of art.
I nestled some other flea market finds beneath the art. Read more about the metal ballot box here. The piece of coral is a treasured gift from Nana ~ a memento from her trip to Australia.
In addition, I added this wonderful thrifted chair to the vignette ~ read more about it here. The pillow is a newly acquired addition from a sale going on at West Elm.
The practice shooting target, no longer rolled up and forgotten in a corner, now boasts a prominent position in my home. I think it only proper he has a name ~ what do you think it should be? Have a good week!