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Posts tagged ‘art’

best things {in May}

art

sugar skull art

Sugar skulls. I bought this canvas print, Dia de Los Muertos Girl, from Gargoyle Canvas at the Downtown Chandler Art Walk. But, you can also visit their etsy shop.

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Memorial Day

I hope everyone  is enjoying their weekend and has a Memorial Day filled with family and friends. I spent last week in Arizona, so I didn’t post, but I was so inspired by some amazing southwest sights and I’m looking forward to sharing some of them very soon.

A quick side note: I’m so happy (and flattered) that Knock Off Decor featured my West Elm inspired headboard last week. Thank you, Beckie!

Jasper Johns American Flag

{Jasper Johns, the museum of modern art, New York}

Framed Art Gallery Wall

One of the benefits of organizing my craft space, an ordeal chronicled in Hoarder to Order, was rediscovering a lot of prints and frames that I had been squirreling away. Once I realized how much art I had just lying around I decided it was time to finally tackle a project that had sort of intimidated me, a framed art collage.

Framed Art Collage

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Past + Present = Easy Art

In so many aspects of life, it’s important to find a way to balance past and present – whether in your relationships, your wardrobe (still waiting for the right moment to break out my scardigan), or your home.

Our house is a few months shy of being a centurion, so I try to respect its age while maintaining a semi-modern style. This very easy $15/15 minute DIY art piece is a great example of how past and present can be a perfect pair.

Wall up close 2

Here’s what I did…

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Simple & Sparkling

With the onslaught of holidays approaching, it can be a little daunting to think of all the decor, dinners, presents, and parties. So, I thought I’d start off with something simple to get me into the first of many holiday mini-projects. And, it doesn’t get much simpler than a girl with some gourds, glue and glitter.

Halloween Centerpiece

{simple & sparkling}

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Favorite flowers

Ahh, flowers – one of the many awesome things of spring. High impact, they instantly make a room or a yard look better and more finished. Here are a some of the best around my yard and in my house.

{cut zinnias and carnations}

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DIY photography wall

I was looking for some art work to put on the long wall in my guest bedroom, but everything I found was either too expensive or felt too impersonal. Then, I remembered that my husband took this great panoramic picture of where we got engaged and I thought it would be perfect for the space.

{the original picture}

The first thing I did was go to Ikea for the frames. If you’re creating a photo wall and have control over how big the prints are going to be, I strongly recommend getting your frames before printing – it’ll save you money and time. I got four 12″x18″ frames and I chose a very clean design because I didn’t want anything to take away from the individual pictures connecting to one another. Then, I edited the photo to make it all one hue and took it to Kinko’s where I had it printed on four sheets. This whole project took a couple hours and $80.

The final result is something that not only balances the space nicely; but every time I go into the room, it reminds me of a fantastic day.