Make this XO embroidery as a DIY Valentine’s Day gift that you can keep up year-round.
Ok, first things first: I buy plenty of things. New things, even. And I’m not shaming anyone who does the same. But it can be too easy to believe that you can buy your way to happiness, and though it can sometimes work on a small scale, it’s pretty unsustainable for individuals and the planet […]
This spring I’ve embarked on a few too many home improvement projects. The one that I’ve made the most progress on is fixing up my closet, but this one is WAY more fun, and less work. Minted reached out about refreshing my home with some art, and having seen their art on some of the prettiest […]
(Nearly) free art for broke students has been on my mind lately, because even though I’m not in school and don’t have kids, back to school reminders are everywhere. They’re inescapable! And so I was thinking about the last significant time I went back to school, which was when I moved into college dorms. Decor-wise, dorms […]
This summer when we visited my sister Andrea in Seattle, she took us to the Punk Rock Flea Market, held in a former post office. The place was crammed with booths where people were selling art, vintage clothes, records, comics, t-shirts, etc. You name it, somebody was probably selling it. But my favorite booth by far […]
A couple of weeks ago I posted about resources for free printable botanical/nature art. But not being content to use what was already available, I made up my own batch. By “made up,” I mean I resized and cleaned up vintage artwork from multiple sources, mainly this book and this book on botanicus.org. Turns out […]
Use free printable vintage art to give a room a cabinet-of-curiosities feel with a gallery wall of natural art of plants or animals.
Happy Friday! This week I decided that I could use some art in my walk-in closet, and when I saw this quote from Coco Chanel, I knew it would be perfect. I bought this frame at a thrift store and revamped it with a coat of copper paint, and voila, new art! And now you, […]