Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Paint & Pictures

Oops. I posted out of order. If you're super observant, you may have noticed in yesterday's post that our walls were a different color from last week. That's because we painted the walls & the ceiling! We carried the darker color on the accent wall in our living room up into the whole hallway, and painted the ceiling a nice, crisp white (it was tan before).



Are you wondering about that black frame in the corner? Well, we made a little gallery wall!

See how our new lighting shines right on it, illuminating the fingerprints on the right? 

Here's the low-down on what we framed:

  • The flowers on the left are temporary - they're going to be replaced by a print out of my favorite hymn once I make my way over to Staples.
  • The sunflower in the middle is drawn by my talented husband. I just love all the detail in it!
  • The framed wedding invitation on the right might also temporary. I'm not in love with the colors of it against the wall, so I may either replace it with something else or mat it in a different color.
  • The picture of Justin & I in the middle is my favorite picture of us. 
  • The drawing on the bottom right is of a little boy pulling a dog in a wagon under a streetlight. This is also drawn by that artsy stud I married and it's definitely staying. 
So what do you think? All the changes in this space lately make me a little giddy every time I walk down the hall.


What changes have you been making lately? Any painting or picture-framing?

22 comments:

  1. I really like the color and the frames on that wall, what a great use of space!

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  2. Wow, your husband is a great artist! What an awesome thing to have on display.

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  3. Wow! Justin is very talented! What a great way to display his art =)

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  4. Love it! So cute! Where'd you get your frames?

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    1. I got all of the frames from Ikea. The big ones were $11, the medium ones were $5, and the little one was $2 - so the whole project cost about $34.

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  5. I love the new paint color... It looks so crisp and clean! I am still amazed by how great the stairs look. I bet you feel like you have a new living room and stairway. It looks great.

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  6. It looks so nice! Your hubby is super talented. I'm from Kansas, so I know a good sunflower when I see one. ;)

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  7. It's all looking so great! I really love how the light is sort of a spotlight on the gallery wall.

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    1. Thanks! That was our hope! We still need to hang some art on the other wall . . . we'll get to it in time I'm sure :)

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  8. Your staircase is gorgeous! Love the paint color. AND - your husband has some fantastic talent!! What a great drawing!!

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  9. I really love the new paint color! It makes the molding pop and looks so fresh! I really like all the black frames on the art wall! Perfect!

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  10. Looking great Regan! You and Justin are making a lot of improvements and your hospitality was amazing!

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  11. I love that color! It gives you a nice pop of color without being too dark. I'm still loving that light fixture, P.S.

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  12. I love the paint color and your hub's artwork is gorgeous!

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  13. Hey Regan....I am missing your blog posts!! Hope all is well with you!

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    1. Katie - you're so sweet! I'll probably be back & posting next week. I've been taking a little blogging break to focus on some other things. Everything is going well though - thanks for asking!! :)

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    2. Glad everything is ok!! I know what you mean about needing some time to focus on other things. I'm looking forward to your blogging return. :-)

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