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Home Staging 101 " Art Ideas" Cleveland, Tn

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Home Staging 101 " Art Ideas" Cleveland, Tn

Lets face it , where would we be without art & accessories.  In  Home Staging, having the right pieces to create a cohesive space is essential.   A space without accessories & art , is like a cake without icing.  Unfortunately it can get pretty pricey. 

This gives us an opportunity to get creative.  We begin thinking " outside the box".  We usually are blown away by the creations we come up with, when we take that step of faith.  Thats a BEAUTIFUL thing.  In addition we  save money..gotta LOVE that...

I"d like to share a couple of Home Staging projects I have done & hopefully inspire you to take that step of faith...We might not be a Van Gough, ,but we CAN do some simple art that works.   

I LOVE to shop at the local Goodwill stores.  There is a couple of reasons.  I know that any purhase I make it's going to  help someone locally.  In addition I have found some of my most treasured pieces from  the Goodwill Store.

   This piece cost me $15 .  I loved the retro lines.  It was surprisingly in good shape.  I sanded it down, painted it with  a flat black paint.  I then taped off 1.5"  horizontal stripes in silver over the top & legs.

This piece had 6 drawers, I thought  the diamond pattern worked well with it. I measured the center top.sides, & bottom, then taped off my design.  I  filled it in with the silver paint. Total cost around $30...

 credenza, wall art, art,tv 

United Wholesale is another great place to find some really cool stuff.  Most of the merchandise has been damaged in some way, so it is really affordable.  I found this piece at United Wholesale.  The finish had been scratched, and their was a corner chipped. (For future reference I will have b-4 pics...I know ...I'm bad about that..always an after thought) 

It measured approximately 3ft.....brand new without flaws...this art would of cost hundreds in a design house...my cost $ 20. I simply sanded the finish & painted the surface a creamy white.   I then taped off a 1" stripe and painted it black.  The medallion in the center was in perfect condition...   VOILA the  ffinished product..total cost about $ 25....  I love Home Staging & I know you do too.

fireplace,candles wicker chairs table

Stayed tuned for more projects with Home Stager in Cleveland, Tn.

Happy Decorating


Leanne Zumbrunnen
Z Touch Design Services - Lenexa, KS

Catz, you are a women after my own heart.  I do a lot of shopping on Craigslist and thrift stores as well.  I don't have the time to fix things up like I used to but I have a job coming up that I will have more time to do that.  Before I started staging, I would see things at a thrift store and think, "that would be so cool if it just painted it (or whatever)" but I had no use for it.  Now I can salvage some great piece and put it to use.

Feb 09, 2010 02:32 PM
Pangaea Interior Design Kitchen & Bath Design, Remodeling
Portland Oregon - Portland, OR

Doing these types of projects is a nice outlet for our creativity. Fun & economical!

Feb 09, 2010 04:46 PM

Two  ladies after my very  heart.....Decorate on...Dont ya love what we do!!!!!


Feb 10, 2010 03:19 AM
C. Bartch
Newark, OH

Hi Catz, I really like the outcome of the fireplace art, very clever and cost effective!

Feb 10, 2010 06:51 AM
Catz DiVirgilio
Blondiesloft - Gulf Shores, AL

Thank you  Cynthia, Cost effective...Music to our ears..I appreciate you stopping by

Feb 10, 2010 07:05 AM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

I love both pieces-you are very talented. I am inspired!

Feb 10, 2010 04:58 PM
Catz DiVirgilio
Blondiesloft - Gulf Shores, AL

Cathy...Thank you again...I SO appreciate the comments from you guys

Feb 10, 2010 09:52 PM
Mannie Ferguson
The Staging Fashionista - Alexandria, VA

Catz - I love what you did with the pieces.  I also love Goodwill and the Salvation Army you can get some great pieces there as well as great inexpensive art.  Thanx for sharing and the inspiration.

Feb 11, 2010 12:00 AM
Catz DiVirgilio
Blondiesloft - Gulf Shores, AL

Thank you Mannie, I'm so glad you stopped by...have a GREAT day

Feb 11, 2010 08:18 AM
Mary Lou Teague
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

You have done an excellent job, and so creative too ! Love the fireplace

Feb 13, 2010 10:59 PM
Birgit Anich
Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040 - Norwalk, CT
CT Home Stager Fairfield & New Haven County

Hi Catz, these are great looking pieces! I love your creativity - that's one reason, why I LOVE home staging - because we can use our creativity coming up with inexpensive ways to make something look great. You have shown a very successful implementation here. Love it.

Redesign Your Space

Feb 14, 2010 07:53 AM

Thank you Mary Lou & Birgit...I love that name...Well you know what else I love, is that it is a form of recycling.  We are litrally saving new trees being cut down , by doing this.  Quite honestly, I believe the older pieces are a better quality product , dont you think.  Lastly , but certainly not least, we SAVE the client $$$...You know they love that...Thanks SO much ladies for stopping by.

Feb 14, 2010 11:33 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Love Goodwill and the "Junk Stores"  sounds like we may have a few things in common.  Great ideas!

Feb 14, 2010 01:37 PM
Catz DiVirgilio
Blondiesloft - Gulf Shores, AL

Hey Lori...how are you?  Yes we will have to make a date & go JUNKING...lol...Thank you for adding me  as an associate.  How does that work?? I'm still fuzzy on a few things here on the site..glad you came by...

Feb 14, 2010 09:29 PM