It’s pouring rain and 48 today. You know, the kind of June 1 where you drink hot chocolate cuddled in your polar fleece PJs instead of lemonade in a sun dress on the porch. We’ve been in the middle of one of the craziest months of our lives. It’s just a season but it feels so overwhelming sometimes and in those situations something has to give and lately it’s been the blog.
Our master bedroom has morphed over the past five years from a scary everything yellow room to what feels like a retreat. (Except for when I have mountains of clothes that I need to put away and don’t, which is too often. Least. Favorite. Chore. Well, except for scrubbing the tile in the tub. I digress.) For the winter I framed some great birch bark pieces and the space felt so cozy with that great neutral texture. For the spring and summer, though, I wanted something light and bright, and something that added a little punch of color that I could easily decorate around. Enter in lilac season when I got some great shots of our bushes and transformed them into watercolors for our bedroom and for you!
You know I love free things and one of my favorite ways to add some life into our house is to simply cut branches off our bushes… even if they aren’t flowering. The greens last for a while and I love the neutral look of our bedroom with the punch of green in the watercolors.
For about three years original supporting beams from the attic were on display in our bedroom. AJ and my father-in-law boxed in the beams one Saturday and it’s amazing how much more finished the master bedroom feels with those complete.
Here’s an up close and personal look at the white lilac shot. I only liked one of the white watercolors so I printed four of the exact same shot and then just hung them differently on each side. 🙂
I adored how the watercolors turned out from the photos I took of the purple lilacs and wanted to offer them to you if anyone wanted to take one (or all) to add to your house. Lilac season is too short… I’m attempting to keep it around for a little while longer. 🙂
You can download any of the prints above HERE, including some that I’ve given away in previous posts.
I’d love to offer a few summer watercolors… is there anything you’d like to see as a print? Comment on the blog or shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).