Thursday, March 24, 2011

One of my decorating secrets!

 Do you notice the wrought iron architectural piece above my bay window?



What about above the refrigerator?


I have fooled many people with this idea.  This piece is not wrought iron at all.  It is very lightweight plastic!
Each section is about two feet wide and I hang it by a simple straight pin!  Some of you may recognize where they came from...  The garden center at Walmart last year!  It is garden/landscaping fencing, and I love it!  I wanted to add a garden theme to my home and add some architectural detail.  These babies did the trick!
I think they cost about $2.50 a piece!  Much more affordable than real iron.  A real bang for your buck!


This is the style that I like.  I think it looks more realistic than some of them.  I have a small entryway, so I have put them above a couple of the doors in there (below) to draw the eye upward and add some character.

Sorry the photos are so dark.  They are stunning in person!  I am guessing the garden centers will be  open soon (if they are not already), and before long you should be able to find them.  Happy Thursday.  I can't wait to watch BYU play tonight!!!  It's almost Jimmer time.


  1. What a great idea!!
    Who knew! They look like metal!

  2. NICE! I love this idea:) GO JIMMER! Heehee!

    Jennie {CInnberry Suite}

  3. I have seen them in person and can agree they are beautiful and add such a unique touch to Robyn's home

  4. I love, love, love them! Your whole blog and house are so pretty!! I would have guessed those were wrought iron for sure, but much easier to hang, and a lot less expensive. I love a thrifty, easy solution. Thanks for sharing it!!

  5. Totally stealing this - btw, I was showing Donald your blog on Tuesday night and NOW he has pulled the carpet off our stairs and is stripping them. You have created a monster...or at least inspired us to greatness. I reminded him how consumed you were by this project last Fall but he decided it would be worth it in the end. Hugs!!!

  6. Good luck Anissa! It will look beautiful when he's done. :)

  7. I love this look but I have to tell you that it is wrought iron not rod iron. here's what Mirriam Webster says

  8. Thanks Kristin~ I must have had Rodworks in Utah on the brain.


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