As much as I love Christmas-time with the tree and lights and decorations, by January 1st I'm ready to start over with a clean slate and start fresh in the house. The new year is when I look back at the projects accomplished and dream about the ones I still want to make happen.
Swapping artwork is on the docket every year, and I had just the thing to use to make updates!
The calendar I bought at Anthropologie for 2015 was full of beautiful watercolor illustrations and I knew they would make the perfect pieces scattered around the house.
With a fresh coat of white on the playroom frames - my decorating answer for everything - they instantly felt more lively and modern.
Enjoy the process to product!
I don't own a mat cutter right now, so instead of borrowing one - or hiring it done - I decided to crop the actual image with a box cutter and mount them on black mat boards I cut to fit the frames. Still looks sharp, but about 90% easier!
la bicyclette et l'éléphant
Last year's project
I know I have mentioned it in previous posts, but I am in
with this paint by Benjamin Moore (
). It covers so well and hardens to a shellac that is durable and smooth. I'm still on my first bucket and I have used it on
of projects, including painting the upstairs hallway trim and banister and the trim in Alice's room. Totally worth the money.
It's all in the details, and I knew things would sing sweeter if they were accented in gold.
I mat and frame all of my own work and like to use these little guys to anchor the backs.
fresh & fun
Cheers to a new year, new art, and making things