Our lives are always in transition, therefore our homes are in constant transition as well. Our family, decor, likes and dislikes all change with over time. One of the ways we can find security in our changing world is to surrounding ourselves with things that bring us joy, whatever the stage of life.
Often, we are think if we can just get that new car, get to the next stage in life, get those new lamps, we will be happier. Things don't make us happy. My guess is that you will throw out those lamps, before you would
your child's first grade art!
Dig out your children's art, your art, your hubby's art, parents , your niece's art,etc. It doesn't be a Rembrandt, any art will do. Make a really cool gallery with art from the people you love!
How great would this be in a play room, hallway,family room, breakfast room...
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Art by big brothers or big sister would make great art for their sibling's nursery!
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If you aren't into the cutesy look ...
Children's art can have a more clean line look when reduced in size and
organized in a large frame like the collages of Jan Eleni, NYC
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There are other ways art can be displayed to bring you joy in your home. If you don't want to display family art on your walls, how about creating a book of your family's art? This would be a great gift for a grandparent. It can be proudly displayed on a side or coffee table for viewing .
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You could do something really amazing like Pamela Bell, one of the original four partners of Kate Spade, who created a special memory for her 12 yr old's birthday party by allowing the birthday girl and guest to draw on her John Derian sofa which was still only covered in muslin. They created a "graffiti sofa" which is one of a kind and a real conversation piece. The art was done with fabric markers. Can you imagine the conversations over that sofa?
While the party guest and birthday girl worked on the sofa, her son painted a chair of his own.
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The final product.... unique, priceless, magnificent!
All you need for this project is fabric markers and a muslin chair.
Ikea has several well priced chairs that would be great painted this way!
Who knows may be this will be a Christmas present for someone special!
Yes, Granny just might have to have a paint class with her grandchildren and paint a chair! After all, she claims to be in the business of "making memories".
Or may be we will just make a big tablecloth and let the whole family paint it!
Wouldn't it be fun to paint a table cloth for each holiday to
give as a gift to a loved one?
The way you choose to incorporate your family's artwork into your home
is only limited by your imagination!
Sneak peek of the one of several ideas coming up...
|Via Carter Kustera|
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