How-Tos and Inspiration
All these hats used to sit on a shelf in the front closet of our family cottage. In addition to taking up valuable space I was afraid they might get damaged so I decided to create a hat wall.
Considering the amount of time we spend at our desks, it makes sense to have something pretty and interesting to look at, don't you think? You're lucky if you have a window to gaze out of, but those can be limited in office settings. So, if you're staring at a blank wall all day, how about jazzing it up with art and adding accessories to your work space? We had fun with ours by hanging a trendy black glasses frame, a white canvas and a super large clock - after all you need to know when it's time to log off.
So here's the thing - I'm terrible at math, yet I love numbers! I especially love giant block numbers like these. Believe it or not, I made this modern looking art with pages ripped from my favourite Stendig calendar. This calendar is so beautiful (a piece of art in itself!) that I couldn't bring myself to throw out the "expired" months. So I thought I could recycle it by framing parts of it. That's how the idea for this gallery wall came to be, and I absolutely love the results. I re-used frames that I already had, and most importantly it's one of kind art.
Working with small spaces doesn’t mean you can’t think big in terms of being creative.
No dining room? No problem! See how we created a dining room in a space that didn’t have one. It’s amazing what you can do with a bit of creativity. We transformed our small footprint into an elegant and functional space.
Deciding what to hang in a bedroom can be a real nightmare. What color, what theme, what size of art, how many pieces and what's the overall feeling you want to create.
When I saw these pretty downloadable plant prints I knew they'd be perfect for my mudroom. The price was right - free. Thanks to Magnolia I created a nature-inspired gallery wall that barely cost anything and looks stunning.
First, having a pretty wall color is a must to get attractive results. You don't have to paint an entire room, simply paint a focal point wall in your house. You might be asking yourself, how do I know which one is a focal point? Well, it's easy. Which wall is the first one you see when you walk into a room? That's the one!
I was looking for art that looked festive without being overly Christmassy, but since I couldn't find what I was looking for, I made my own using gift wrapping paper. Here's what I did and what I learned so you can easily recreate the look too.
Nowadays when you buy a canvas, it rarely comes with any hanging hardware which can be very frustrating. And no, it's not safe to hang it by the frame because it could easily fall off the wall. So what do you do?
Arrrggh... I find it so frustrating when I can’t peel a price tag off a picture frame by just pulling it off. Even after trying to scratch it off with my nails, I still end up with a bit of the tag leftover, sticky residue and ruined nails (I'm not a diva, but still).
When we're at our cottage, we literally live outside. Rain or shine we eat and entertain outside because that's what cottaging is all about. Since our deck is the most used room in the house (or out), my husband and I decided it was time to invest in new patio furniture.