This framed print is my favorite in the room. It by far looks the "coolest" in the bright blue frame. I'm so glad I made some choice investments in fellow student's artwork during college. Every piece of art in our house is done by me or someone I know (sort of as a rule). I can't say I know this girl but I definitely shared a studio with her so I think that still counts.
Yup. I'm beginning to breach the "over-doing" it point with this gallery wall thing. Forgive me, just hanging one or two picture is just, well...boring. I thought spray painting all these mis-matched frames a bright blue was an funky choice but i like it and Ricky doesn't seem to mind. Also check out the new curtains via Target. They help marry the two colors together.
...CRAFTING, of course! This Christmas i felt like a busy little elf down in my new workspace in the basement. I was SO happy that we fixed up this area because my husband would have gone CRAZY with the mess of my projects if i had to do them in HIS territory (teehee). Anyway, here are some pics of what i was up to for basically the whole month of December.
My sister gave me a white, moldy-looking, beat-up, ugly, old rocking chair she had gotten from.... i guess the trash? She was thinking Abbe could have it if I was willing to spruce it up a little as a birthday present. I WISH i had taken a before picture of this chair. It was GROSS. The paint was chipping and had some weird gunk on it and the cushions were stained with some terrible floral pattern.
Anyway, heres the final product. I washed it off, pulled the cushions off, spray painted with some left overs from a different project, and found this SUPER cute fabric!
Update: Abbe loves it! Although its currently only taken out under strict supervision since she believes its better use if for standing.
So in our new house i decided to do this wall texture technique (Martha Stewart). You use these combs and add glaze to your paint and then after millions of yards of painter's tape and a lot of patiences to get the lines straight - you get the wall you see here!
It turned out GREAT but it needed some art....pictures....anything. So in church after a friend told me about a family that painted the fruits of the spirit on their steps i was inspired! I wanted these precious gifts hung somewhere in our house too! Ergo- the Fruit of the spirit wall.
So i took some old frames and bought some shaped wooden blocks and spray painted them white. Then after carefully choosing 6 different spray paint colors (i could have got away with less) I designed and stenciled and xacto-knifed these meticulous letters you see here. In hind-sight i realize i could have designed these in illustrator, printed, and framed them in half the time and money...shwoops.
I had fun anyway :)