Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wall Art for the Financially-Challenged: Display a Collection

I've said it before, but being that this is our first place together, decorating and making the place feel like home can be challenging when you're on a budget. When hanging fine art, or photography is not in your financial plan, you need to get creative. Luckily, this little project killed two birds with one stone (so to speak) since I am trying to de-clutter, and add personal elements to the decor. Displaying a collection can also be a bit difficult, as the look tightropes on a fine line between eclectic and messy. 

When I met Brad, he had just taken up the violin. He was practicing on a classic wooden violin, but when noise became an issue he decided to purchase his electric violin. So then we had 2. Which was totally fine until we moved and merged our belongings, and found that we both had a lot of collections and hobbies. We've done a good job of keeping our hobbies (music for Brad & painting, photography, and sewing for me) confined in the spare room, but I like the idea of them creeping out just a bit, to add personality to the rest of our apartment.

Here are some other inspirational photos for displaying a collection:
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my records display, from this post
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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Wishlist - Florals for Spring

"...how original" (I like to throw in a Devil Wears Prada quote, when possible). Well, as much as I love winter, I can officially say that I am over it and would like spring to arrive soon. We just got hit with another blast of snow last night, so I'm dreaming of warm days, and not having to spend 5 minutes bundling up before leaving my apartment.

All items from Persunmall.com – dress / bag / bracelet / flats
Be sure to check out Persunmall for a great selection of men's and women's fashion. They have a great selection, and some seriously awesome deals!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!