Winning the West Again

Winning the West Again

or Part 2: The Implementation

When I discovered King Ranch Saddle Shop’s website, I began to think how much fun it would be to add a touch of Western decor to our home and I shared with you some of my ideas and inspiration in a previous post that you can read HERE.

Here is how our Study looked BEFORE:

The wood box installation story is HERE on Boxing Day.

I had so much fun with this makeover. My husband and I both love the wall of boxes, but the wall to the right of the sofa was a never ending change of decor, because nothing was right. But now, I LOVE it!

So here is the wall to the right AFTER…

I love this change! I had been looking for somewhere to hang my tobacco basket ever since we moved into this house over 5 years ago. It has now found the perfect home. I hung Mr. Menace’s BB Gun and his 22 Rifle and the whole area just came together. The Home Depot wood barrel holds our canes and walking sticks, while a trio of wood step stools hold a lantern. The finishing touch was the flower bouquet.

Cowgirl Boots make the cutest vases! I just put a canning jar, which was half filled with water, inside and added the flowers. It makes such a bright spot in the room.

The other half of the room was fun to update too. The more I looked, the more I found appropriate decor already in my home. The canvas, which was a gift to Mr. Menace from his daughter, is from a photograph that she took. The horse & clock is like one that was in his home when he was growing up. I also added a few items to my wall of boxes: horseshoes, wood stirrup, spur, star, boot scraper, and some Gene Autry and Roy Rogers cowboy books that belonged to my Daddy.

Again, adding a bouquet of flowers was the finishing touch. This time, I used a pair of short booties and some flowers from the yard. I love how it turned out.

I realize this post is very heavy on the photos, but I just can’t help myself. The transformation is so wonderful, I just have to share.

I didn’t even realize that I wanted to have some western decor in my home, but now, I realize that I do! I am very pleased with how it came together and it solved some decorating blocks that I had been having.

So have I convinced you to give it a try in your home?


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  1. Lisa says:

    Those changes all look great! Everything came together beautifully. I’m curious – were those your cowgirl boots or did you buy them special for your decor?

    • gwingal says:

      Thanks Lisa. The booties are mine but the boots I bought at the thrift store and were chosen because they were 1/2 price. Cost $3. 🙂

  2. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    Niki I love the boots repurposed into vases, They are the perfect western decor! All the little touches you’ve added really make it cozy and so full of character. Which is what a home should have.

  3. MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies says:

    The western decor looks fabulous! My husband built a black powder rifle and I’ve been trying to get him to let me display it when it is not in use . . .no such luck yet. I love the look you’ve created! The boots and flowers are great touches!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Jann Olson says:

    It really came together nicely! Love the barrel with the walking sticks and the boots filled with flowers. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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