Today I say we make pumpkin soup.
Pack up our car
and people watch in a pretty park
Perhaps look at some art
Bring a coat, it might get nippy.
Sound like a plan?
Evan and I were total hermits this past weekend. A rainy Saturday resulted in a perfect time to lounge around carefree. A warmer Sunday allowed me to do some sun-worshiping and catch up on house chores I’d been putting off. After more than three months, I finally hung a piece of art I was unsure of where to place. Originally, I was almost certain it would go in the living room, but about a month ago I decided it was more appropriate for our bedroom. With more time spent leaning on a wall, this art was hung in a matter of 6 minutes (cheers to hoping it doesn’t fall). Something so simple made me feel like I accomplished a lot. Obviously, I’m a procrastinator.
The wonderful story behind this art is that I found it in Evan’s parents’ attic. Between one of several proudly-toured massive baseball card collection attic trips, I stumbled upon the above art. I must’ve been looking for a way out of the tour (ha ha) because the conversation quickly transitioned. Evan promptly informed me that it was painted by his Great Aunt Helen who passed long before I came along. The entire piece has the perfect antique, vintage vibe I was hoping I would someday find. The best things always tend to come along when one isn’t looking.
It can be a steep investment purchasing real art and buying something at a retail store makes the art less special as they’re mass-produced, so I definitely feel fortunate displaying something with much sentiment.
A super easy and affordable tip I give to acquiring art is to visit your local library, make copies of any photograph or image you find inspiring, enlarge it, frame it (which will be the most expensive part) and hang it. Voilà, you have art for days.
This can also be done with fabric, pretty paper and personal photos.
Oh my sweet goodness, my heart almost melted as soon I spotted this piece of art. And then I nearly jumped for joy when I saw that it was only $50. Expressing feelings in a non-cheesy statement is so me.
Scope out more affordable pieces at 20×200.
Preview some below.
I was searching for a unit to store books and found this awesome site dedicated to blogging about bookcases, bookshelves and the like. You have to check them out because you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how creative some of the designs really are. I found several of them quite humorous, actually.
I sometimes forget how innovative some people can be.
I’ll share some of my favorite but be sure to check out the rest here.
I bet you can’t guess which video game this was inspired by.
Now you can read from the same chair that displays your books – genius or tacky?
I wonder how comfy it really is…
If Gaudi had a bookstore.
This would look so cool in a kid’s room, or a school. Maybe for a kindergarten teacher. Eh, eh.
See. Humorous, I tell you.
Create a wall of art by displaying your books in these baroque inspired shelves.
Doesn’t appear to hold too many books but it’s a great sculptural piece regardless.
Who said bookshelves need to be flat? Who?
Simple while still managing to be interesting.
I’m really into branches lately, so I may have to consider buying this one.
It’s a shame the picture was ruined with that shirt, yellow hanger and, uh, bone? hanging at the end of the branch.
Sorta resembles a run-down basketball net.
Okay. Seriously, check out the rest here.