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FOR SALE: Vintage Paris Framed Print (HUGE)

Paris Frame



paris chitown

55.5″W x 42.5″H | $350 | San Diego pick-up

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It is with a heavy heart that I put this bad boy up for sale (sniff sniff).  It’s a vintage print of Paris and the Seine – taken in the 50’s – that I had professionally framed when I bought my first house 10 years ago.  Was perfect over the mantle because of its size (most everything you put over a mantle looks dwarfed), loved it over the console in the dining room, did me proud over the sofa in Chicago (we had 10 ft ceilings in our walk-up and its large scale also worked great) and I never hung it in my bedroom BUT – right over a bed with all white bedding in lieu of a headboard?  So chic.

Asking $350 which is far less than what it cost to have professionally framed.  Mint condition.   2 hanging hooks on back.  Shoot me an email at or hit up the craigslist post if you’re interested!  San Diego local pick-up only, unless you want to arrange for freight.

PS: all the similar sized framed prints with similar subject matter are $1500+ at Restoration Hardware.  So there’s that.


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DIY: Upcycled Wicker Peacock Headboard

Found Wicker Peacock Headboard | Covet Living

I found this little fella across the street at a yard sale last year.  I always think these vintage peacock headboards look so sweet in kiddos’ rooms.  Plus, err-body’s so busy that it’s easy to get caught up in buying everything on page 59 of the Pottery Barn catalog and calling it a day, so I love it when you get to inject things that are a little more unique – and maybe a little time worn – to give a room some soul.

I actually love it as-is, and the au naturel route has its charms.  This one – in a Hamptons Designer Showhouse room by Sara Bengur Interiors (which is perfect, btw) – is in a darker stain that gives it an island-y feel, which I love.

Wicker Scroll Headboard | Covet Living

Remodelista also shared this pic from Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk, which shows ta go ya that you can keep the headboard neutral and just dress up the bed with bold pillows.

Au Natural Wicker Headboard | Covet Living

Or if you ever needed a reason to love wicker’s natural finish, there’s this.  BANG.

Perfect Wicker Chair | Covet Living

But I’m also thinking of rolling up my sleeves and giving it a fresh coat of something awesome… maybe for one of my knocked-up pals.  It’s been done in everything from ROY to G to BIV:

Hot PInk Headboard via Oh Joy | Covet Living

Candy Pink Peacock Headboard | Covet Living

Red Wicker Headboard via OKL | Covet Living

Peacock Headboard in Blue | Covet Living

Peacock Teal Headboard | Covet Living

Navy Wicker Headboard via BHG | Covet Living

Wicker Scroll Yellow Headboards via OKL | Covet Living

Green and White Peacock Headboard | Covet Living

Green Wicker Headboards | Covet Living

Green Peacock Headboard | Covet Living

What do you guys think??  I love it in hot pink and in green.  OR in this peachy pink perfection – which would be so sweet for a little girl’s room…

Peachy Pink Color | Covet Living

…with layers of whites and creams and maybe some charcoal grey on the bed.  Like this Boho-went-to-heaven fabric (Sedona Ikat in Java by Beacon Hill), which is about as $$$ per yard as your kid’s first year of college… but it’s good for inspiration:

Beacon Hill Sedona Ikat | Covet Living

Like zeese!

DIY Headboard Redo | Covet Living

If you’re looking to do the wicker thing, there’s a few on ebay for $200 and up.  But I would suggest keeping your eye on Craigslist, Estate Sales, and yes – my old faithful – the Goodwill.


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