6.02.2010

ART



{sorry for the awful reflection, it's driving me nuts}

I had quite a few inquires about the walls that I was standing in front of in this post so I thought I would show you more. The first is a small wall off the kitchen and keeping room that I painted out in chalk board paint, but we have yet to actually draw on it. The art is strung on twine and is changed out constantly. It makes the kiddos feel extra special. The second is made up of old windows that I snagged when my old college apartment building was getting new windows. I simply took 6x6 prints of our favorite pics, scotch taped them on the back, and then used scrapbook dot adhesive to attach them to the backside of the window pane and when I say I, I really mean Kellen. We also change out a window every new season. We like to keep things fresh.

32 comments:

Melissa said...

I love those windows! I have to get something up for my kids art, as we finally actually have some art to display these days...

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Love! xx

Blueprint Bliss said...

Looks great, Paula!!

Vana said...

what a great idea with the window frames. I love it.

Maria said...

both really great ideas!

The Zhush said...

The window frames are so clever and creative! Glad you posted about them as I too was wondering (if only in my head!)

Jennie Bee said...

Love the way you framed the photographs, looks great!

Catherine said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing more, Paula. Hope you're feeling better

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Nothing makes a home more charming than kid's artwork and family photos - love this!

Heather said...

The window photo frames are such a cute idea! I love that you change them all the time!

Marija said...

Oh yes - I will shamelessly be copying your clothesline wall of art. Very creative. Terrific space, Paula!

Staley Mc said...

I love those window frames! Such a great idea!

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

i love both art ideas... filed in the design file! thanks paula!

annie said...

So glad you posted this! I'd been wondering about those fun windows... I just might be giving this idea a try!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Beautiful and fun. I love how you've posted these. So loving of a showcase. Gorgeous!

nkp said...

I love your take on ART!

The Rigoloso's said...

love it. love it.

carolina postcard said...

Adorable - I love the old windows and that you switch 'em out.

coolkids said...

very unique use of the window frames! Love it! I love hanging up kids artwork. The clothesline is such a simple and unique idea! Thanks Paula!

a pina colada said...

Love the string with artwork. Seriously! What do I do with all of my children's art work? I need to update all of our framed pictures. I love having them around the house, I just run out of room! Great ideas.

Punctuation Mark said...

i love chalkboard walls... they are so much fun... your frames are fantastic!

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and flowers pick themselves said...

i love the frames. so lovely.

xo Alison

eden lang said...

you are full of amazing ideas! my brother just picked up a ton of old windows and they love them but didn't know what to do with them! can't wait to share your genius with them!

thanks.

Full House said...

love all of it. I do like that concept of being able to swap the pictures out like that. Kids artwork is the best.

Estelle said...

Oh my, I LOVE the windows as frames and also LOVE the kids art hung on the twine. I'm going to have to "borrow" that lovely idea for Emerson.

Splendid Willow said...

Paula, you are one creative and adorable lady! (Puts me to shame...)

It is time for me to get a chalk board wall up too - somewhere in the house. My college days are long gone by - but I would have snagged those windows too (without even knowing what to do with them!)

A warm hug, Mon

Char said...

i love the old windows especially

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

I love those window frames, what a clever idea!

x Jasmine

Stephanie said...

Paula, when we came to meet with you guys about doing our wedding pics, we could not stop talking about the window art. It is fabulous!

Lindsey said...

Now that is cool. I have a window just like that and while I have all kinds of ideas about what to do with it, I just don't know where to put it!

Sarah said...

thanks for sharing.. love these... so original