What’s On My Walls

 

Since my house is in chaos, my walls are in chaos too.  My husband is working on a project for me from Ashely’s book but, it’s not top on the list right now so my walls have turned into randomness. It’s been fun to put something up knowing it’s super temporary (isn’t everything?) and I realized it makes me be a little more risky knowing that I’m only gonna have something for a little while.  It’s kind of like peeling back another layer of perfection, why can’t I just have fun and play in my house and not feel like my walls always have to look just so?  It was kind of eye-opening for me.

So I’m playing more on my walls.  If you hate it, I’m ok with that.  I’m not trying to get you to like it, I’m trying to get me to like it, and have fun and learn about decorating and life and risk and walls are a great place to start. Nothing that I decorate with is forever, especially not on the walls.  Lighten up! Don’t be hatin’ it’s just wall art!

Also, I’m going to mention some of my favorite artists in this post and I’ve contacted them and they are giving you a discount code at the end, just in case you decide you must have something right now today. Because, you might.

When they shot that video at my house for my sister.  My walls were in transition plus, I didn’t want it to look like any certain season in the video so I had fun and added a little pink to the gallery wall on a whim.

I knew this painting was bothering me because it had yellow in it, so it was time for its year and a half-ly makeover.

Yes, I was and still am a little afraid it looks like throw up but I still would rather try something than just leave up a painting I am sick of. Can I get an ‘amen’?

It’s fun!  Two of my favorite artists’ work are featured on this wall, Dee from Red Letter Words with the black and white street sign canvas (she can do all colors and some other fonts but I’m still partial to black and white) and my Hershey is My Baby felted wreath.

*Red Letter Words : 12 Days of Christmas Print on sale 50% off today!!

*Code THENESTER for 25% off Hershey is My Baby wreath!

This wall is an ever-changing river of ideas.  It’s not done yet.  It hopefully will never be done. That would be sad.

That sea fan was purple when I found it at TJ Maxx a few years ago.  I spray painted it white.  And then a few months ago I hot glued it to a chalk board I got at a yard sale for $1 years ago.  It’s just one of those $8 chalkboards that every office store has.  I painted the frame and sconce the same color from a little pot of sample paint.   Glad I didn’t worry about ruining my $1 chalk board. And of course the big book page wreath is still going strong a year later.   Yippie for almost free art!

The great thing about making some almost free art for yourself is that instead of having 12 walls each with one lonely $24 Kirklands cloned, framed ‘art’ that everyone else has, you can have half your walls of handmade by YOU art and then, over time start collecting things for your walls that you really love from artists you admire.

Once  I saw how happy the pink made me in the family room, I decided to choose the color that made me nervous on my next piece.  Peach.  It’s peach and it’s glorious!  This is from Lindsay Letters and oh my does she EVER!  It’s my newest favorite thing in my house. I wanted a piece of her work for over a year now and it was worth the wait.  Lindsay is a hand-lettered artist and each letter has its own quirky personality.  You can’t tell how large it is because it’s next to my oversized ceramic boots (doesn’t everyone have a pair?) but this perfectly imperfect canvas is big and beautiful and charming.

*Code NEST10 for $10 off any Come Thou Fount canvas through December 2012

And since were are at the front door here’s what my office currently looks like.  It’s temporary as well.

But this is my favorite part, a little grouping of framed stuff,

  • It Always Seems Impossible Until it’s Done via Vapor.Qualquer
  • Watercolor by Moi
  • Mom is Love by Colette at Raw Art LetterPress*
  • Bird art torn from a bird book.

**Coupon Code alert for Raw Art LetterPress

Use code:: ILOVENESTER20
for 20% off Please note that the code must be applied prior to completing the purchase. click ‘apply shop coupon code’ on the shopping cart page, type in the code, click ‘apply’ again. It will be valid through Christmas.

I wrote this posts, and every post like it just to get you to think about what’s on your walls, not to try to convince you that you need to buy exactly what I buy  you can, I won’t be mad) but it’s not about changing what you buy, it’s about changing how you think.

Colette from Raw Art Letterpress made a new Christmas print for you to print out, frame, use as a card whatever.  Because we love you.  We want you to love your house.  And Colette is all shades of awesome she played off the Pantone colors::

Tender Shoots

Monaco Blue

Poppy

Greyed Jade

Tangerine

click the color you want and then print!

Don’t forget to take advantage of the discount codes if you decide to purchase something::

Red Letter Words :: Half off 12 Days of Christmas Print (Saturday only  no code needed)

Hershey is My Baby:: THENESTER

Lindsay Letters (Come Thou Fount Canvas) :: NEST10

Raw Art Letterpress:: ILOVENESTER20

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Comments

  1. I am not artistic at all, but I really like the pink that you added. I think it works really well with the leather sofa.

  2. The free printable is GORGEOUS! I’ll definitely be printing it out!

  3. I can see my favorite wall in your house through one of the mirrors. The plate wall is always my favorite! I love to see what you do on walls! Great ideas!

  4. Megan Mattinson says:

    It all looks gorgeous! Can’t wait to use the free printable! It looks like the link for Lindsay Letters is bad, though. Keeps turning up an error message for me.

  5. Your decorating is amazing! I love the pops of color…It is not a vomit pile. Hehehe, but lovely image. ;)

  6. You walls are gorgeous. I love the pops of coral/pink. And that leather couch…I could move right in! Beautiful!

  7. These posts of yours always make me want to move things around in my house because you know, I have all kinds of time for that :) Thanks for the free O Holy Night printable.

  8. The printable is great. Thank you!

    Thank you, too, for the reminder of the freedom and creativity of temporary art.

  9. You Art is the best art ever…

    And Lindsay is amazing… I love her work!

  10. Hubs is printing Raw Letter Art for me right now! Thanks RLA and YOU, nester : )

  11. Amen…..you said to give you one so here it is. I enjoyed this post very much. How fun,
    Tina

  12. Just wondering about the dresser with the baskets… Where did you get that? Love, love, love it! And your walls– don’t listen to the haters; they just gonna hate anyways ;)

  13. Your house is adorable and I love your version of chaos. It’s not so bad. Can’t wait to see what you do next!

  14. You’re not going to believe this…but our local stores DO NOT CARRY chalkboards anymore! I wanted one to put in a gorgeous dumpster-dived frame that was a standard 24×36.

    Checked Office Max, Office Depot, Target, Wally World…nothing.
    Lots of white boards, no chalk boards of any size.
    (It’s okay, we hit Home Depot and made our own!!!)

  15. Heather Smith says:

    I cannot wait for your tour of homes……are you going to do a “Favorite Things” post? I LOVED last year!!!

  16. 1) I rather like your painting and I do not think it resembles throw-up. At all.
    2) If your leather couch goes missing you can find it in my home, ha!
    3) I can’t stop looking at the Coem Thou Fount painting. So beautiful. When my babies are born, I choose a song for them and that is the one that I chose for my oldest son. I would gladly save up my pennies for that, for sure.
    4) Merry Christmas : )

  17. I love your individuality. You go girl!

  18. For a more modern look, I bought a few prints from http://www.freshsquared.com and I JUST LOVE THEM! They are printed directly onto aluminum so I don’t have to worry about framing anything. Check ‘em out!

    Thanks,

    Beth

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