I love art. I always have, and I always will. There’s just something about that one piece that strikes your fancy and makes you feel something. My grandfather was an artist, and I know I get my creative abilities from him. I am that person who has literally NO WALL SPACE in their house because every available surface has something on it. Except for this one:
After I built the media console, I decided to wait to find art to put up above it. I knew that it had to be something big to balance out below, and what we’d had up before was not going to work…
So, like I said, I was on the hunt. But seriously, do you have any idea how much big art like that costs?? Ridiculous. I figured it was going to have to either be a miracle or a naked wall. So we lived with the naked wall for a few months. Then, a few weeks ago, I was driving home and passed a yard sale. I saw a piece of furniture that caught my eye, so I literally turned around in the middle of the road and pulled over. As I was checking out the piece of furniture, I saw this tucked behind it:
49 inches! It is freaking HUGE. That’s what she said (sorry [not really]). Originally, I thought about painting the frame, or painting letters onto the canvas, because it’s not everyday you come across massive paintings like this. But the more that we lived with it, the more we liked it plain. Who knows, maybe down the road we’ll change it up, but for now it works.
It is so big that I ended up using 3 picture hanging hooks (just in case). It looks freaking awesome. Like it was meant to be. I was too lazy to switch my lenses/clean up the mess you can’t see, but even in the picture you can see how it balances the whole wall out. Love, love love.
Oh, and for the pictures that were up there originally?
See that wall to the right that looks funny with those little pictures?
Simply put, they gone.
So much better and balanced out. Also, please excuse the madness on my kitchen counter. It’s been a long week. We’ve currently got a drying piece of furniture in the living room that’s hopefully going to be all put together soon! I can’t wait to see it all done.
Oh, and that painting cost me $10. I think. I got a dresser and painting to $20 so I’m splitting it evenly. Whatever it cost, it was a wicked deal and I totally love it. Until the day it crashes on top of my TV and then I cry. But that’s never going to happen.
Ever. Ya hear me??
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