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A new take on art from old book pages

A new take on art from old book pages

Cane and I don’t live in Portland. We live in a suburban city east of there. In fact, we live in one of the most reviled ‘burbs around here, referred to by one local blogger as “the armpit of East Multnomah County.” So, we don’t really identify as Portlandians. In fact, we take a little(…)

A simple, low-tech solution for hanging art

A simple, low-tech solution for hanging art

Remember all that art we were hanging last week? The only thing that didn’t make us absolutely bat-caca crazy while we were trying every layout variation we could think of was this: This might look like nothing–and maybe everyone already knows about this–but it was new to me. As my picture-hanging expertise means we have(…)

Split-entry gallery walls: Round 2

So, when we left off our last post, we were looking at a bit of a fuster-cluck with our entryway gallery wall project: We had lots (and lots and lots) of art to work with, but none of it was really working right. Then we found a great new piece of art that had us(…)

A split-entry gallery wall. Or not…

When I woke up on Saturday morning, this post was almost in the can. It went like this: We knew right after moving into our split-entry house that we weren’t going to want any tables or coat racks or storage hooks in the entry. The space is just too small. We did know, though, that(…)

What we did on our winter vacation

We did a lot of things, actually. We played games, and cut snowflakes, and read books, and snuggled up, and visited family, and went skating, and slept in, and window-shopped, and took long walks in beautiful places, and sipped so many pretty coffees and hot chocolates that we lost count of them. And we also(…)

A cornucopia of thrift store art

A cornucopia of thrift store art

I know the online world is all about Christmas now, but we’re still in Thanksgiving mode around here. (Next weekend we’ll put up the tree and shift gears.) And one thing I’m feeling thankful for today is a recent thrift store score of art that reminds me of things for which I’m most grateful. Thrifting(…)

Aluminum photo prints: <small class="subtitle">DIY bathroom art that can take the heat (and damp)</small>

Aluminum photo prints: DIY bathroom art that can take the heat (and damp)

What kind of art do you put in a bathroom? That’s a question we wrestled with last July. You might remember this “before” shot of a big blank wall in our bathroom from an earlier post: ¬†We knew we wanted to put a long towel bar on this wall, but we weren’t sure what to(…)