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Revealing: 1940s Inspired Candy And Popcorn Bar + Gallery Wall

Revealing: 1940s Inspired Candy And Popcorn Bar + Gallery Wall
Revealing: 1940s Inspired Candy And Popcorn Bar + Gallery Wall
Apartment Reboot Part 3
Do you see what I see? Some may say it's a movie theatre piled with candy bits, colored kettle corn, and disguised as wacky style art. 
No matter what anyone may see today is the big reveal of our 1940s inspired candy and popcorn bar plus Gallery Wall. At first, I had no theme at all until 

my family suggested just go wild and make it all about family and fun. So, that is what I did with the whole concept of adding modern with a hint of vintage pieces. 

I tried shopping at all the regular stores; first, you know like Pier 1 and Home Goods. But, nothing gave the apartment that different feeling I was looking for. 

So, when the thrift stores opened their doors, I went and started thrift snooping for decor. I hit the jackpot all in a matter of two days. By now, I have narrowed our theme down.  I knew I wanted a vintage vibe, maybe with a grunge 40's mystery mix.
Nonetheless, I like a messy wall, and I did not want it to look uniformed at all. I believe no matter where a person lives, their home, apartment, condo, or van should represent them to the fullest.  So, here we go with how I pulled it all together to come up with what we enjoy as a whole family united.
Revealing: 1940s Inspired Candy And Popcorn Bar + Gallery Wall
I pulled out the old popcorn maker that I grabbed off Amazon. The glass containers were on sale at Hobby Lobby, so I purchased 3 of them for 6 dollars. The regular price was 24.99, but they were marked down for clearance.



The exit sign and the popcorn sign both also came from the craft store. I looked for those two items at the thrift store, but I had no luck in finding anything. 
But never fear second-hand shopping for our new apartment space was the best way for us to go.
Revealing: 1940s Inspired Candy And Popcorn Bar + Gallery Wall
I scored a chalkboard for only a few bucks, and after cleaning it, I saw potential in creating a movie board. So, my daughters took turns drawing the Grinch and Now Showing with chalk. I thought the Grinch fit our theme because who doesn't really want to live in Whoville. I, for one, would love to live in a peppermint house and dress up every day all day. We watch the Grinch almost every single day and enjoy it just the same. 

Revealing: 1940s Inspired Candy And Popcorn Bar + Gallery Wall
My next score was a massive and thick picture of Jimi Hendrix, the rock guitarist. I felt he fit our theme because he was born in 1942, and he was a self-taught artist with a wild and crazy style. And yall know that is my jam. I love anything wild, fun, and expressive. I never wanted our wall to make sense because it becomes a conversation piece when we entertain family and friends. 
Revealing: 1940s Inspired Candy And Popcorn Bar + Gallery Wall
The next item I found was a vintage phone that I thought would fit our wall gallery just perfectly. Once again, I was going for a mix-match wall look.
Revealing: 1940s Inspired Candy And Popcorn Bar + Gallery Wall
One of my favorite pieces was when I scored an old raggedy Mickey mouse and Harry Potter-inspired magic book. Both pieces fit right on in on the wall mount that I also found from the thrift store. At the very top of the wall, I scored a raggedy ann doll as well. Then I found a 2 dollar rusty chip rack that I knew would be great on the table next to the popcorn.
Second, to last, I wanted an open picture frame in which I found that for 1 dollar.
Revealing: 1940s Inspired Candy And Popcorn Bar + Gallery Wall

Revealing: 1940s Inspired Candy And Popcorn Bar + Gallery Wall

My biggest score was when I saw a 25 cent vintage gumball machine. How cool is that? I did not wait to put a bag of gumballs in so, my daughter Moriah could use it.

It was truly a blessing to find such a rare item.

I also added mirrors to our wall just to break up the style a bit.

Last but not least I found a thrifted coca-cola crate that I am using to keep popcorn, candy, and cookies, and sodas inside. 

Now it's time for the big reveal. #drumrollPlease

:) Ok, never mind I am being very dramatic at the moment.


Revealing: 1940s Inspired Candy And Popcorn Bar + Gallery Wall

Trust me this picture really doesn't show how magical this spot really looks. During this time of being in isolation it was awesome to watch movies, and enjoy our popcorn, cookies, and candy. 


In conclusion: I know this may not be everyone's taste but I am positive life is about living and enjoying every moment. Our gallery wall and movie-candy bar set up represent us and the life we want to live. Which is built upon being colorful, expressive, and happy. You only live once so why not decorate the life you would like to have. Now, my wall doesn't look boring and I have even bigger plans for the rest of our space.

How would you have decorated this wall if it was yours? Feel free to share some ideas.


Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!
xo Tangie

Comments

  1. The sheer talent you have to make simple things sooo cool is remarkable!! I love it all especially the popcorn machine! Also, I would add phots, flowers and antique signs to my wall! I think itd be so cute!

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    1. Hello and good morning, those are some good ideas for wall as well.
      xo Tangie

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