Tagged: art

Art makes everything better!

I am currently all jittery and skittery with excitement because today I ordered two new pieces of art for my house.

I admit, I’m pretty much obsessed with hanging beautiful things on my walls. It’s one of the best ways out there to add color and personality to your space — especially if you can’t paint. At least I’m lucky and my walls are a nice plain white which provides a good canvas for lots of cool artwork.

As much as I love getting my hands on free or really inexpensive art (and it can be done — I’ll have to blog about that sometime), sometimes you find something for sale that you LOVE and you know will make you smile every time you look at it.

That’s how I feel about the fun, quirky posters at Pop Chart Labs. No I’m not making any money by advertising for them in this post! :-) I just love their stuff. I’ve been ogling their coffee print for a few months, and I just bought it to hang in my guestroom / study room.

Pop Chart Lab 2

They also just came out with this new kitchen tools print, which I immediately fell in love with.

Pop Chart Lab 1

I’m going to put it up in my kitchen above the sink, where I really wish there was a window but instead there’s just a boring wall. This piece is huge — 2 by 3 feet, so it will fill up almost the whole wall (!). It will be fun looking at the cute graphics and details while washing dishes … a whole lot more fun than wall-gazing, that’s for sure.

I’m going to pick up some poster frames at Michael’s (they were 40% off when I checked yesterday) so I can frame and hang these babies the instant they arrive.

So – what’s your favorite piece of art in your home?

Object of Desire: Awesome Artwork

I really, really, really, really, really, really want this:

It’s a print from an amazing Etsy shop called Graphic Anthology. I’m in love with all the things there. But especially this one. I would want it in a smaller size, though (8×10 or 11×14), and maybe different colors — I’m not 100% sure I love this color scheme, although I do like it.

It’s not expensive either. But that’s the problem (kind of). We have a VERY limited budget for home improvement & decor. And that’s OK, but it’s so hard to decide how to spend the money we do have!! When I make a purchase I know I have to wait until next month for the next one. And even in my tiny 4-room apartment, there are a lot of things to work on.

So the question is always, out of the many things I would like, what is the one thing we really need? And a sweet art print, however inexpensive, usually has to be sacrificed in favor of more practical things like lampshades and linens.

So I’ll wait a little longer to get this. Although I have the perfect little spot picked out for it.

Just you wait, pretty little print. Soon you will be mine.