{ Adding Artwork in the Kitchen }

I'm going to let you in on a little secret about how I decorate my home.
I buy what catches my eye, THEN I find a place for it.
It's as simple as that. If I sought out every piece in my home and was very specific about what I wanted to go where, I would not have much going on in here.
I don't have a large enough wallet to be picky.

Of course every now and then, I think of an item I would like to put in a certain spot, but for the majority of of the time. This place is pulled together by dumb luck.

I found this framed oil painting at an auction recently. I'm pretty sure I didn't pay more than $1. for it.
There was no one bidding against me.

So, how could I not leave with it.

Even if I just kept it for the frame, it's worth $1.

I like it here on the backside of my penninsula. My children will knock it down at least 200 times before I throw in the towel.
But I won't get rid of it. I'll just hang it somewhere else.
And that is what you call decorating on a budget.


  1. The painting is very pretty, I can see why you snapped it up! I wish I had your luck in spotting the perfect pieces for my home. What I think is right, rarely is! I just packed up a box of things I just can't find the right place for. I'll store it away and have a peek at it once in awhile to see if I have any new ways of using something. I guess you call it purging! lol!


  2. Cool post, hard to believe that you only paid a dollar for it! Very cool post, good idea for DIY home improvement!



About Denise

Denise Sabia, interior decorator and author of “The Painted Home” blog, takes everyday items found in flea markets, thrift shops or simply along the roadside and turns them into unique pieces that freshen and warm your home … without breaking your budget. Denise began dabbling in design over 20 years ago and studied at Philadelphia University. Her client base continued to grow as did her portfolio of work, branching out to decorating entire homes. Denise lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. with her husband, 3 kids, a dog, rabbit, 3 chickens, a gecko, and the oldest living hermit crab known to man.

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