You know what I love most about vacation? Those wonderful moments when my mom says: “go back to the beach. I’ll stay with the kids while they nap.” So I dash off to the beach to read the best book about home that I’ve ever read (The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith) and to take a short nap. Few things are more wonderful to me than that. The bad thing about reading a book like that on vacation is that all I want to do is run home and start implementing the changes the book is making me think about in my home. We got home 9ish on Friday night and by mid-day on Saturday I had this new artwork up in our back hall (the space houses our pantry and connects our kitchen and living room).
When I first met AJ he had this hanging in the bathroom at his condo. How many bachelors that you know hang things by wooden hangers, and have it look fabulous? A friend of AJ’s had painted it and I love how the colors go with our kitchen and tie the hallway and the kitchen together beautifully.
I went into our basement for some frames to make a gallery wall for Drew’s room and found this hanger and artwork in the basement. It’s almost embarrassing how easy this project was. Basically I’m writing a post about hanging up something I had in the basement. Okay… well, really I’m trying to give you an easy solution for a stuck spot where you typically hang a wreath. 🙂
If you have zero artistic talent take note from these two projects that I’ve done recently with the Waterlogue app. All you have to do is take a great looking photo, run it through the Waterlogue app that costs $1.99 and then print it off. If you want it to be a little more substantial mount it to a super lightweight piece of wood, cardboard or foam board. Remember how I made this customized home watercolor for my parents back in May? It’s so simple:
Or how in April I reworked our hallway art gallery with some spring prints? I like this so much I think I may redo this in the fall with some great autumnal shots.
Did you have any ultra simple projects this weekend that you feel like made a great impact on your space?