Posts tagged ‘Art’

September 21, 2010

Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

by Cait

Just a quick post to say that despite UPS mixing up my billing and shipping addresses again, the print that I mentioned in this post arrived!  Thanks for keeping it safe, Mom! It was nice to see your face, too!  And while it looked great in your guest room I think it also looks pretty good next to our liquor cabinet (which is pretending to be purple in this picture).

Maybe one day I’ll fix my billing address with the credit union and just make plans to see my parents for dinner (and at home football games) like most people…

September 10, 2010

Ruh Roh

by Cait

Dear YHL,

I love you, and I am addicted to your crack-like blog, but I just bought a piece of art I didn’t really need thanks to your post this morning and the fact that it was a green and yellow giclee on canvas in the style of art that I did my IB Extended Essay on in high school.  Apparently nostalgia + my favorite color = disaster.  Oh well, it’s disaster that will look lovely in our living room.

Image from Amazon, bought piece at Bulx



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August 31, 2010

Easy Update: Picture Ledges

by Cait

On a recent trip to Ikea we picked up three of these, because while we loved (the beginnings of) our asymmetrical arrangement in the library, we wanted to be able to change it up more easily.

Wall of Pictures

The process of hanging the ledges was fairly self explanatory, we just used a level and then marked where to drill through the screw holes.  The main trick was to make sure the top ledge was directly above the bottom ledge.  Enter Robert’s homemade plumb bob (Robert…bob… oh the irony)

Yes, that is twine and an Anthro rosette. No that is not its final use.

This time he simply repeated the process with the level while hanging the plumb off the edge of the ledge this time and moving them until the twine hung straight down and touched the bottom shelf.

And like I said, we bought three ledges.

And to anyone who misses out asymmetrical arrangement, don’t worry, we still have to finish the other one mentioned here, and we have another one up our sleeves.

Total Cost: $45, and since it keeps us from having to patch nail holes when we want to move things around, it’s totally worth it.

August 1, 2010

The Frame Game

by Cait

First of all let me say that when my phone told me I had an email that turned out to be not one but two comments from Katie over at Bower Power you could pretty much have knocked me over with a feather.  Robert’s reaction involved an expletive, but he may or may not have had an adult beverage or two while playing pool with my dad, so we’ll forgive him for that.

Moving on, we’re working on art for the library and the dining room, sort of similar to the groupings Young House Love has in their living room and nursery.  Neither one is complete yet, as the dining room has a place holder photo in one frame and is waiting on a poster my mom found for us, and the library is waiting on the Ork Poster we ordered, but I thought I’d show y’all what we’re working on.  I love that all the frames are different, it goes with the style our house a little better than all matching frames.

Door Wall

And can I also just say that I absolutely love the view of the library caught in the dining room’s mirror when you walk down the hall?

Wall of Pictures

The C on the bottom right was inspired by Young House Love’s P Monogram and taken from a magazine redesign I did in my graphic design classes.