In the spirit of my goal in finishing the living room I want to share a post I have been meaning to do for some time. Soon after I finished the lack bookshelves I decided I needed some Art above the left side bookcase. The television filled the space of the right side.
I added this lamp that I spray painted:
I swapped with a friend for this one. She needed a taller lamp for her son Asa”s room so I took her shorter lamp. I didn”t have a need for it then, but I figured I would. I was right and it fit perfectly for my reading nook:
Then, I needed to fill the blank space.
I had stacked some design books up to help fill the space and I figured I needed wither one big thing or two same-sized frames with some art. I found this piece of art from the mustard seed shop.
Note: When I wrote this post I couldn’t find this print online and tried to follow every link to purchase it. I made a plea to the original creator to let me know where it is and she did! I created my own version because I loved it so much but since she found me I want to honor my word and give her the credit!!! So, I will no longer linking my version because she deserves the credit. (Mine was a little quirky anyway because I did it on Microsoft word and it wasn’t completely lined up well). You should check out her other stuff on her website! Its really great.
I knew that I wanted the frames to be linear. So I purchased another $3.97 11.5 X17 frame at Wal-mart. I had to think about what I wanted in this one. One day I was in our guest bedroom looking for a book and I thought it could be cool to frame a book cover. I had also seen the idea online. I asked the Hubs what his favorite classic book was and he said “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway. We had that one so I grabbed it off the shelf.
My favorite classic book is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. The hubs bought me an older version of the book so I grabbed it off the shelf.
My original idea was to frame the old book cover (different from the ones above), but I couldn”t get them to fit in the frame. So, I scanned them in using my scanner/printer. When they were scanned in I could brighten the color to make it pop! I sized them down, and printed them on cardstock from my computer. For the background, I used some leftover grey cardstock from this project and I have my unique and fun art for $4!
Here is it all said and done!
Have a great weekend,