Over the last several months I've been thinking about (ok, over-thinking) what to do with a specific wall in my living room. For the longest time I couldn't decide what to do. Hammering nails into my plaster walls is not something I enter into lightly, so I wanted to be very, very sure I would like it before getting out the nails and hammer (I've already decided that my next project will involve hanging pictures from the picture rail -- less commitment and no nails required!). So I debated different options and kept putting off actually making a decision. I considered hanging some of my grandma's fabric in embroidery hoops. Or a series of three of my camera watercolors to match my vintage camera collection on the nearby shelves... But nothing felt exactly right.
To help me along, I recently I started a new Displaying Art board on pinterest to collect ideas. I really liked this pin, so I finally settled on a grouping of art prints and vintage postcards in mismatched white frames. I lucked into a frame sale at Michael's, mapped out an idea for the grouping, and got to work. In retrospect I wish I would have hung them a bit closer to each other.... but.... I'm still happy with how it turned out, and I like that I can keep adding to it and easily change out prints when the mood strikes.
Below is a print of my Savoy watercolor painting (the 8 x 10 inch print cut down to fit inside the square frame).
And this is a vintage post card of Notre Dame that I picked up at Hunt & Gather. (Which reminds me that I'm overdue for a return visit... to Hunt & Gather and to Paris.)
The red poppy is another print from my shop (the 8.5 x 11 version trimmed down to fit the square frame).
The small frame on the lower left is an American West print by Mae Chevrette from Etsy. The Chrysler Building print (below the red poppy) is a pen and ink drawing I did a few years ago (not currently available in my shop). Finally, the small frame in the center is the vintage Minneapolis post card I talked about in my last post.
And yes, that is a sad looking couch, isn't it? So sad. I really, really would like a new, stylish couch (like this), but it also needs to be comfortable. Oh, and at a price I can afford. Needless to say, the search has been frustrating. I recently just ordered a slip cover to try to hide my existing couch to give that a try, but I'm not counting on it working.
Oh, and pinterest? After initially being a bit indifferent about it, I'm now addicted. Totally and completely addicted.