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My home office art wall is progressing nicely and I just wanted to share. It's been a slow process, similar to furnishing our home, because I want to only put pieces on the wall that really matter and mean something to me. CC Hubby worked so hard on that gorgeous white art wall background (tutorial HERE). I actually already had nine pieces that were all ready to be put up which are featured above in the after shot. I've slowly been adding to my growing collection and am nearly done with this gorgeous area of my home office. Which I'm hoping to have a much more orderly office picture for the final post.
Can I just say that I totally enjoy just sitting at my desk and looking up at all these mementos of wonderful memories and moments in my life. It's a similar feeling as when I'm in the kitchen and glance up at those new black and white enlargements (more about those HERE). Next up for my home office is obviously painting my desk and chair, I just can't commit to a color. Let me take a minute and tell you a bit about some of the pieces that have now found their way onto my art wall below.
Here's a close up of some of the pieces that were first arranged on my art wall. I literally just eye-balled where they should go but I've seen other bloggers use different options to get their layout perfect (like THIS or THIS).
If you're an avid reader of our sister site RunwayDaily, you'll take notice to that print of the three bathing-suit clad ladies. That's a Vivienne Strauss print and I just couldn't help myself after she graciously sponsored a giveaway right HERE, I snatched myself up a print for the art wall. Check out her Etsy store HERE for affordable and fun prints!
And don't let the layout fool you. Some of my favorite pieces of art are actually the covers of my favorite cards. Remember Zola's tiny dog wall art that's gotten so much web attention HERE? Yep, that was a card. This card above was actually from CC Hubby and it just took my breath away, what was written on the inside. I knew I had to add it to the collection so I backed it with some bright turquoise card stock paper and voila, wall art that rocks and is totally affordable and personal! PS - do you see the set of hairy paws? Ha!
I just ran upstairs and snapped this picture to show you where I am now with my home office art wall. Nothing has been leveled off but it is almost completely done. I have a few pieces that are waiting to be hung on my desk and I'm still in need of a few more smaller pieces.
I also added some numbers to the images because I wanted to take the time to explain where each piece is from. I figured it might inspire you to take something mundane or simple and transform it into a gorgeous collection. I also will be sure to re-post a finished picture in the next few weeks to share with you the completed project and breakdown costs. Image number breakdown below:
1 - This is the view from our condo in St Thomas, VI and you can see a double rainbow.
2 - The card I mentioned above from CC Hubby.
3 - This was a silhouette snapped during a gorgeous sunset on Stinson Beach, California of all three of us during a break from a great game of fetch.
4 - That's me holding my bouquet for our wedding day. It's just the bouquet and my hands.
5 - An awesome vintage 1932 Better Homes & Gardens cover.
6 - A tiny Vivienne Strauss print.
7 - An awesome framed image of my sweet man when he was younger courtesy of his brother's awesome girlfriend. This was a Christmas gift that I adored and hubby turned bright red upon receiving.
8 - A great vintage print we scooped up while antiquing/relaxing in Cat Spring, TX right HERE. It says, "It's the little things in life that matter most!" It features a baby wearing glasses because I actually think there is nothing cuter than little kids sporting some spectacles.
9 - A wedding card from my sister and her hubby of a bride and groom dancing on the clouds.
10 - Our wedding invitation.
11 - My Vivienne Strauss print that I absolutely adore. Here's the hilarious name of my print, "Hitsy Parnell had in fact gained what is know as the freshman fifteen but neither Vickie Lowe nor A.delaide Kilgrow were going to be the ones to tell her. Spring Break of 1968."
12 - Another gorgeous wedding card from my cousin Kay and her husband Ronnie.
13 - A photo of one of my favorite bike rides ever. CC Hubby, myself and Zola in her bike baske road all day long at Half Moon Bay in California. It was a magical and awesome day.
14 - An adorable butterfly print that I picked up here in Austin, TX.
15 - An enlargement of a Wall Street Journal article where I was quoted for a post I did over at RunwayDaily about donning fake reading glasses (check it out online HERE).
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