My 3 Monsters: High Time for a Project

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4.19.2011

High Time for a Project

I'm still in the process of pulling my master bedroom together and it is not coming along without a fight.  I know what I like and I think I have a pretty good start, but it's just not . . . there.  Hence the lack of "After" photos on the blog.  We don't have any bedside tables and the walls are still bare (after a year).   I love typography art and have created a couple of projects for the room {my eye chart art and my wedding subway poster}They lend just the right masculine touch, but you can't JUST have words on the walls, can you?!  So I also made some silhouettes that I adore, but I felt like I needed to bridge the gap somehow. I knew I would like a gallery wall -- I have been collecting cool frames from thrift stores for a while.  But what to put inside them?! This is what I have come up with {for now}:
Book Page Art!!  I've been admiring some of these on Etsy for a while now, but we all know what a cheap-o I am, so I decided to make some of my own.  I downloaded cool images I found online and cut out some pages from old books.  I pasted the images into word documents, set the dimensions of the document to match my book pages, and printed them out right on my printer.  The hardest part was picking the images I liked from the thousands I found from the Graphics Fairy.  Seriously -- if you're into vintage images this is the place.

I tried several different images and layouts until I got a few just right.  Then I gathered all my frames and started laying them out.
Once I figured THAT out, I had to decide what color to paint the frames.  The walls are gray and white, the furniture is black, and the bedding is light blue and celery green {which sounds like a hot mess, but is actually very nice, I think.)  I decided to paint all the frames the same color gray as the wall so the overall effect would be a little bit subtle.  And here's the {very nearly} finished product:
I tweaked the layout a little bit as I hung them.  I think I am liking it, but I may paint the frames white.  And go back to the original layout now that I see them side by side here. I don't know.  We're getting closer to those "After" shots.  I promise.

While I had the printer all fired up, I tried out a couple of other ideas.  I made this picture for the family art gallery wall in the living room:
And I tried printing a few out in color, which I think turned out pretty cool, too:

Just don't have anywhere to use them.  I lu-uh-uhve free art!  Come check out some other cool projects:



UndertheTableandDreaming


14 comments:

  1. I totally know where you could use them. It's called my house.

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  2. If you want 'em, they'll be in the mail in the morning. Seriously.

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  3. I love this idea - they all came out great!

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  4. Yes, please! Seriously. :)

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  5. Your projects are beautiful and amazing, as always. Hey, I just saw something and thought of you. I am doing Project Life on Becky Higgins' website. She is having a contest where people design papers for a new project life kit. beckyhiggins.com/blog
    I just know you are so talented, you could totally do something like this and win. If you're not interested no biggie. :)

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  6. I love these! I love the gray on gray too- brilliant!

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  7. I love these!!! SO great, I am definitely going to try some. Just poppin in from TT&J :)

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  8. Love these! My only issue is that I love books so much I'd have a hard time ripping one up :)

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  9. This is such a beautiful idea! I bet people will stand and look at it for hours on end!

    I found you from Tatertots & Jello. I'll be back!

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  10. Anne - you get over it eventually. Thanks for the kind comments, all.

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  11. These are absolutely PERFECT! I adore them...
    Love your blog! I'm your newest follower...;)

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  12. They turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. What a beautiful idea... I love your blog so much... Happy to follow!

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