Before & After, House / Living Room, Thrifting, Upcycling, Trash Picking

Before and After: Flea market painting

I’m a pretty lucky girl.  I’ve got a wonderful boyfriend who has a great eye for design, and for flea market finds.  Check out this gorgeous oil painting – which he scored for only $15 at the same New Jersey flea market where I found the pretty painting that hangs in my studio/dressing room.

This weekend I finally hung it, transforming the corner of my living room from this blah “before”:

To this much more cohesive “after”:

Doesn’t it look fabulous there?  I think it’s a better size for the space, and the neutral wall provides the perfect backdrop.

The vignette on the end table got a little facelift too.  I coupled my antique cameras with a simple green plant, growing in a glass vase with water. Now each end table has greenery, as does the console under the window.  It adds a little cohesion around the room.

One funny thing – the signature on the painting reads ‘Puccini.’  But I have a feeling the painting was not created by the same man who composed Madame Butterfly and other operas in the late 1800’s!

*Want to see more of the living room?  Hop on over here, to part 1 of my “new abode tour.”

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6 Comments

  • Reply Kati at 8:01 pm

    oh wow! I love it!! it fits in perfectly too!!! LOL at the Puccini!!

  • Reply Bridgette at 10:56 am

    Thanks for helping us have another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  • Reply Louise Gosselin at 8:02 am

    Have you found out who this Puccini person is? A friend of mine has a painting from the same artist. He found it in Montreal.

    • Reply Jane at 8:48 pm

      We haven’t! It’s too bad, because his work is awesome.

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