Monday, February 1, 2010

Hanging Out

Finding stuff to put on our walls has always been a point of contention for me - I'm just no good at it.  Add to that list: curtains, paint, accessories- and it's no wonder we've been as slow as turtles to actually decorate our house...

But luckily, from day 1, we were able to get our hands on some great art - courtesy of Tony's mom Michele.  She's a wonderful artist, and we were lucky she was willing to lend us quite a few pieces for our new home - and we've managed to keep them here these past few years (we call our house her gallery). 

We've added pieces of our own too, so I wanted to show what we have hanging on our walls right now.

Here are some of Michele's finest:

And here's a little something my sister Courtney made us for our bedroom:

And I've already detailed how I made these little pictures for above our bed

I found this mirror in a garage sale for only $6.  I couldn't believe how cheap it was - since it's a nice quality, and I didn't even have to paint it for it to fit right in in our kitchen.  [I love mirrors, btw, all shapes sizes and kinds.  There aren't any rooms in my house that don't have one!]

The metal beauties hang in our living room above the couch (thanks mom!)  I love the mix of materials we've got going in there.

I found this giant frame at Ikea on sale for only $10 - and inside I blew up a picture to poster size  - it's the tree-lined drive as you are coming to the Maple Grove Inn where we got married.  I took this picture the day we decided to get married there, and it's an image I love.

This hangs in our hallway - and it fits in just perfectly with the style of our house.  My godmother/"aunt" Patty gave this to us for our wedding - it was done by her late husband Mike, who was an amazing artist/photographer/person, and it was such a special gift I will always treasure.

To go with the beachish theme we have going, I enlarged two pictures I took on various beach trips for the hallway.

So there you have it - my attempt at ridding our house of naked walls.  I still have a few spaces left to adorn, but alas..

Art that means something ... means something to me. 

1 comment:

  1. I like art with a story. I have very little of that. Mostly I have, "I liked this piece of fabric, so I put it in a frame" ;)

    I LOVE the pretty white flower painting to the left of the picture of Michele. She IS a good artist!


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