I finally figured out what to put in these gold frames in the guest bedroom/office and I’m calling it done! I put this room together on the very cheap with some hand-me-down furniture, spray paint and art from my own printer. This room was a hodgepodge when we moved in, collecting all our leftovers. There was missing drywall… Read More Navy blue bedroom and home office
I recently updated the art above our home office area with these black and white isolated images of birds. I was inspired by my four year old’s obsession with birds. We have to identify every bird we see — or imagine we see. I have to guess what bird he is by verbal clues, as well… Read More Bird art in home office/play area
You can’t escape travels without some kind of crazy story, and it’s fun to have a token to remind you of past adventures — even if they’re the kind “you’ll laugh about later”! Some of my favorite souvenirs are everyday items, bought from a regular store, only from a different land. What makes a good souvenir? Possibly something that:… Read More Non-touristy souvenir ideas
I bought three large Virserum frames from Ikea (27 ½ x 39 ¼ “) for a giant blank wall I had in our office area. Of course, I didn’t know what I was going to put in them. I just knew I was at Ikea for the first time in ages and I should buy… Read More DIY triangle artwork with tape
While my in-laws are in town, I went crazy and painted this hallway and put up all my pictures in one day. One thing led to another. Painting the beige hallway white, made me want to hang photos. Hanging a few photos made me want to hang all the photos I have. And not just… Read More How to put up a chair rail and premade moulding panels
My obsession for maps cannot be stopped. It’s not street grids or geography that specifically have a hold on me, it’s their colors, their inspiration of visiting places unknown, and their fond memories of places visited. Here are six ways to recycle maps from a vacation or beloved place into artwork.
I’m always on the lookout for lovely, unique, inexpensive artwork. I would love to support artists and buy huge, one-of-a-kind canvases covered in marvelous colors and perfected dabs of paint, but alas, my funds are insufficient. And I adore artwork from a trip or that has a special memory — that’s the best. But sometimes… Read More Gift wrap as art