I have been doing some work in our house to make it look…better. For so long so many of our walls were bare or just looked bad (or at least I thought they looked bad). I have also been trying to bring in some personality to our house. I think adding some unique pieces of art to our house can be fun and display a bit of our history and personality. Anyway, I decided to start on a bare wall in the kids playroom. I had a bunch of random frames and pictures that needed a place to live and I decided to make something work. Here is the finished product. I am very pleased with how it turned out. Let me share some specify details of why I chose these items to hang on our wall.
This hand embroidered item was something my mom made years ago before she got sick. My dad gave it to me a few weeks ago and I knew immediately that I needed to display it. I found an old frame in our basement, painted it with some leftover paint and viola - a framed item with some family history. I would like to note that my mom was talented in this area. She made quite a few items and this one is one of my favorites. I don't have many items from my mom. She really didn't have a lot to begin with. She was a simple person who was content to give to others. I hope I can follow her example.
I purchased this item a few weeks ago from a talented lady named Kim. Check out her work here. I love this piece because I am proud to be from the Show Me State and have St. Louis as my home.
I just purchased this piece last week. Its from Katie Daisy and I LOVE her stuff. Check out here site here. She is another amazingly talented artist and I love all her work. I chose this piece because I don't think we take enough time to be still in our lives. I know I could use some extra time to be still and reflect on many things… I hope this print serves as a good reminder.
The next three pieces are a special work of art by me and the kids. I think its important to show of their/our work in our home. I may not be talented in the painting category I still think its important to help make our house a home. The first painting is from Preston. There is the sun, sky, mountains and grass. He is actually a very talented artist. I'll try and post more of his work :)
This is my print. Its a tree :) Just something simple.
Here is Peyton's painting. She loves the color pink!
Here is a print Steven bought me when we were dating. Its a picture of the trolly cars in San Francisco. Steven went there because he was in a wedding and the print reminds me of our early days together. He was and is so sweet.
Finally, I have a Calendar. This print is from the talented Lindsey of Hello Hue . She is another super talented artist and I just had to buy one of these for the kids room. Its a perfect learning tool and the colors are fabulous!
I think that is all for now. I have a few random frames to fill with pictures of the kids but that should be finished soon. I love knowing that this wall is now filled with so many wonderful pieces and wonderful memories. I hope your home is filled with the same.