It will get new upholstery once I am done with the slipcover for my couch. It is nice and solid, probably made in the 50's, and it meets my most stringent criteria for furniture fished out of the garbage, it doesn't smell like pee! I'm very picky about these things you know.
So what else about this corner... Oh the print is an older one, probably 30's. I paid $1.00 for it at the auction thinking that it was a new print in an old frame, but happily I discovered it is an old print in an old frame. I love that. Of course there is a story to it. I actually got all the way home from the auction and realized that I had left it there and had to go all the way back. So my $1.00 print probably cost $15.00 in gas. Still a good deal.
The lines are a reflection-it is in very nice condition.
Then I guess we need to read the writing on the wall. I have looked at all the ready-made wall decal thingys at Target, the wall paper store and online. They are expensive and none of them really said what I wanted to say. So what did I do? Well I thought of carbon paper and paint and well I didn't do that. I printed the saying out on clear waterslide decal paper. Then I cut carefully around each word. Then I carefully soaked the decals, slid them on the wall and two tedious hours later I had my trendy wall art. Now I already had the paper in my crafty stash so this didn't cost anything and I had ink in my printer. Word of advise if you want to do this, take a deep breath and work slowly. The decal paper, when you use such large amounts of it, is slippery and it folds onto itself and is a huge pain. But if you have patience, you can do this for almost nothing. You can find the paper on eBay.