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Our Nursery Gallery Wall

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Ok so I thought I’d give you a snippet look into our nursery, which is nearly finished, just a few touches need doing, and my office side needs reorganising, but overall I feel pretty ready for this baby…if it ever comes..

So I didn’t exactly have a big budget for this gallery wall, but I had an idea of what I wanted. Not being able to paint the nursery was a bit of a bummer, so we made do with rent fixes like copper polka dot decals, and colourful frames to add a little something to the nursery.

I spent many hours sourcing frames off of free cycle and rummaging around charity shops and ended up spending around £10 altogether on the 12 frames I used. One day if I have tons of money I will probably pay to have them all professionally framed, but because I wanted to spend more money on the actual artwork, getting the frames cheaper meant I could spend a little extra on the contents.

Ok so here are a few of the frames I sourced.

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So they needed a bit of a clean up, but it was super easy to do and then I just spruced them up with paint and spray paint..really simple. Really effective. Really budget friendly.

 

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Ok so here are a few close ups and I’ll list where I got the artworks from too.I used some Etsy vouchers I had for most of the artworks, but there are so many places to get free  printables, see my post here, and even creating some of your own pieces or asking family members to create something, can add a really lovely personal touch.

Ok so from L-R.  1.Linocut goat, Etsy. 2.Gondoliere Print, Etsy.  3.Dinosaur was part of four postcards, Etsy.   4.Bonjour cat and dog print, Etsy.  5.Owl postcard, Etsy.

You can see some more Etsy artworks for a nursery here and here.

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Etsy prints L-R. 1.Deer print, Etsy.  2.Hello Print, Etsy.  3. leopard drawing, my dad did this when he was younger. 4. Hippo Print, Etsy.  5.Sea Life postcard I got free with one of my purchases. 6. Click Click camera Postcard, Etsy.  7. lemon horse Postcard, Etsy.

So there you have it, my gallery wall on a budget. I do note that there’s quite a lot of blues and greens. Honestly, I happened to have those colours in spray paint, and it’s much easier to spray paint the frames, rather then hand paint them and being I was on a budget, buying more spray paint in a variety of colours not seen as gender specific would have cost quite a bit. I went for a mix of neutral prints, and it was a lot of fun curating them together! When the baby is here, I will probably add some more and if it takes another 2 weeks for this baby to make an appearance I will probably end up grabbing my paints and doing some little doodles for the room myself to try and keep me sane!

 

Hope everyone had a good weekend…oh joy for Mondays!!

 



Pins I am loving this week, colourful living rooms.

I love pinterest. I could spend hours browsing it, I’ll go in with good intentions for finding a DIY or a recipe and end up wanting to re-decorate my entire house because of some pins I came across..it’s addictive.  As I may have mentioned I have been in full blown nesting mode recently, but not with cleaning. I  sure that will come later. I have been up cycling, DIY-ing and re-arranging my house to get it to my liking. At the end of this all, if I am happy with it I might even give you guys a house tour..but at the moment I have some fun DIY’s and up cycled projects coming up over the next couple of weeks..just to prove to you I am not just puking and eating cake.

The main room thats annoying me is the living room. As I mentioned in this post here it’s a weird shape and I have a massive array of mix-matced furniture. So to help me get my head around trying to bring it all together in a layout I like. I have some pins..obviously…to inspire..

 

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Firstly the more and more I browse pinterest the more and more I wish we owned our home. The freedom you could get to decorate! But I love our little house, and I am constantly looking at renters fix. So I must plod on. Anyway. I love the different textures in this room. Metal, wood, wool, pattern, colour. I do wonder if when it comes to trying to bring a room together, just filling it with things you like and a few colour options works? My problem is we have lots of different pieces of furniture, or different woods of different eras…tricky to try and make them work….but I’m working on it. This is from Design Sponge. I also love the plants and neon colours in this room..

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I have spent a good chunk of the last 5 weeks sourcing frames, and fun art works from Etsy for the nursery. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money as more essential items are going to cost us the earth anyway. But I find Etsy is great for getting little unique pieces. Even postcards, or mini zines look great in frames. I will also be making some of my own pieces and using old photographs and drawings from family and friends..Let the little one know just how loved he or she will be. Anyway I’m babbling. I love the mix of patterns in the cushions and the mixed frame styles. Plus is anyone else kind of in love with that lampshade? This is from My Scandinavian Home.

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Those curtains.. yes please!! I tried to take a lot from this image as the different pieces of furniture all fit together beautifully even though there’s a mix of wood grains, metals and rug shapes it all works. But having the bright pink in the curtains, pillows, twigs and accessories brings this room together…Maybe I need a colour.. This is from Spearmint Decor.

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There’s a lot going on in this room with metallics, floral, typography and a mixture of artworks. But it’s working. Seriously how do these people do it..my house just ends up looking like a bric-a-brac sale. Things crammed into every available space. This is from Bliss At Home.

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Ok so this is Bri Emery’s living room from design Love fest. And this is probably my dream room. The giant rug, the mini jungle, the accent sofa with different pieces. And what’s that you say? yeah it all goes perfectly together. This is thanks to Emily Henderson who’s interior design talents brought this amazing room to be. This is from Blog Etsy where it shows you how to get the look.

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Loving this gallery wall. the electric blue is brave but this room is rocking it.. man I wish I could paint my walls…don’t know if I would go for electric blue but you know…i’d like the option. This is from esdesign. 

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Lot’s of different textures in this room. I think I need more cushions…cushions seem to be a prominent feature (not forgetting the gallery walls). But yeah..cushions… This is from  Sarah M. Dorsey Designs.

 

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So after interning in a gallery, and doing a few exhibits of which curating a couple, I love a good gallery wall. This post from A Beautiful Mess shows you how to style a corner gallery wall, and it’s super informative so take a look. I have plans for a couple of gallery walls in my house. With art and photos spotted all about. Art doesn’t have to be expensive. As much as I wish I had lots of original pieces it isn’t feasible for the majority. But places like Etsy and Artfinder you can get small originals for an amazing price, plus look into hiring students to do commissions, you might find a hidden talent of a gem by doing that. But photographs are loved ones, drawings by family and friends are all artworks..it’s just about finding that right spot for them!

 

I hope you all had a good weekend, I enjoyed spending my Sunday indoors as it was a bit drizzly watching the London Marathon on tv. So a big congrats to everyone who participated, I was worn out just watching them all, it really is super impressive!!

ta for now!

 

 



Etsy Picks for Nursery Art 1

Ok so a great way to add some fun to your nursery, especially if you rent and can’t decorate is putting up a gallery wall. The colour and shapes will stimulate your little one and make your nursery a cute place to be. I am planning to do this, and slowly building up a title collection.

Etsy picks for nursery gallery wall for babies

 

1.Geometric Gazelle Print, Etsy.  2. Lollipop Print, Etsy.  3. Cactus Print, Etsy.  4.Giraffe Print, Etsy.

5.Geometric Mountains Print, Etsy.  6.Nightime Print, Etsy.  7. Smiley Pear Print, Etsy.  8. People In The Rain Print, Etsy.

9. Beaker Print, Etsy.

 

Because we aren’t going to find out the sex I wanted to look at neutral art works, I also like the idea that a lot of these artworks can last til they are a bit older too! Or let’s be honest…most of them would look awesome all over the house…



Renters fix, 15 free artworks to decorate your home with.

Ok so I have been looking into ways to  make your rented place a home without annoying your landlord, and a great way to decorate your home without the use of paint or wallpaper, is art. Now the thing is everyone wants an art wall but hey who has a spare £300 to spend on art, let alone frames too. So I have sourced 15 free artworks, which will look great, and won’t cost you a penny…and the frames? You can’t beat rummaging through charity shops, and there’s always free cycle..get some spray paint and spruce them up…and let’s get this gallery wall started!

 

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Download and get this from I Rock So What. 

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Download this one from Design Editor.

 

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Download this from Mr Printables.

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Get this from Mr. Printables too.

 

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Download this from Mr. Printables too…if you can’t tell from the name..he has a lot of stuff you can print.

 

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Get this from the Open Art Project.

 

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I Like Boring Things quote by Andy Warhol, get this from A Beautiful Mess.

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For lovers of pineapples. Get this from the Oh So Lovely Blog.

 

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From the Oh So Lovely Blog too…a flamingo..well how could I not? Get this here.

 

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You can all these from Smitten On Paper…aren’t they awesome?

 

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Get these from Little Gold Pixel.

 

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Get these from Cora Mae Design.

 

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Get these on the Oh So Lovely Blog. 

 

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One of my favourites from the list, get this from Little Gold Pixel.

Now go rebel against the magnolia and fill your home with beautiful art works..for free! Tomorrow you can finally see my new office…hint…polka dots look awesome!!

 

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NEW PRINTS FOR OUR GALLERY WALL: RYAN BERKLEY PRINTS

So I was so excited to receive two prints in the post today which we brought off an Etsy shop called Berkley Illustrations. They are just so brilliantly awesome I am just in awe. To put it simply, their illustrations make me very happy. Just go and check out their shop. I challenge you not to be smiling after 10 seconds. Anyway, excuse the crappy iphone pictures, they do not do these justice but here are our latest editions for our gallery wall.

 

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 I mean, just look at them? Genius no? The variety they do is insane, me and Richard spent a good hour choosing between the sloth and the otter. We have already decided on the next two that we want..or maybe four..

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