Those of you who don’t know me well then know this one little thing. I married a historian and I myself am extremely intrigued by family heritage and treasures (did I mention that I have an Etsy shop selling pieces of family histories?) that have been passed down through the generations. They are one of a kind. I don’t mean to bombard your inbox…but I took a family treasure and really made it cool.
This is a silhouette cutout of my dad’s grandma as a girl and her sister. This beautiful piece of family artwork is probably at least a little over a hundred years old now. My dear mother passed it down to me when I took an interest in doing my own silhouettes of my own children. I felt honored. The frame was vintage but not of any value and although I liked the gold and blue frame…I wanted something that would really make the artwork within the frame “pop.”
So here’s what I did!
I had some leftover chalkboard paint lying around. So I painted it. I replaced the old mat with natural brown cardstock. I love it. It is now lovingly displayed in our den and although I don’t have a lot of black stuff in there…I do have a pillow, a rug, and a black tv…so it sorta just ties everything together!
I also sorta have a thing for gallery walls. I’m an artist…I like displaying my art…and it’s such a great way to bring really neat clusters of color and shapes to a wall!
Here’s the opposing wall….dad’s painting, vintage floral calendar print…and an antique wall clock that chimes. I’m all about designing our home using the senses right now. I enjoy smelling beautiful fragrances. I enjoy feeling warm soft fuzzy blankets. I like looking at interesting patterns and mixing them up. The clock adds another layer of depth in that now I enjoy hearing the soft chime every hour and it’s gentle and rhythmic ticking. Not to mention it helps keep me on track with everything I need to get done during the day.
So since it’s hot outside and I’m potty training my third young one and we need to stay close to a potty…I thought I’d share my thoughts with you. What do you think?