La Luna …

Inspiration DIY Art

All things Lunar seemed to be all around us of late! We are all lunatics in this house … no really we are … we are all affected by the full moon so usually we just have to look up on a clear night and we have that ‘Aha’ moment (and relief) … that explains our children’s bonkers behaviour … and ours too ( well mine, I must take ownership of this one 🙂 )

Anyway, I have been a little obsessed by all things spherical, circular and lunar for the past while and (inspired by many gorgeous wall art on my Pinterest board … like this one above) I decided to just do it.

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So I went off to B&Q and got myself some Plyboard ( they are fabulous for cutting it to the exact proportions and very helpful ) I decided I wanted some art for over my mantel ( I feel like all I have been posting about is this mantel but just bear with me if you can!) Anyhow, I had the vision in my head, it had to be large and square and minimal. I am hoping it’s not too large but it’s been cut now so I have to live with it!

I had originally planned it to be bright sunflower yellow … and then I thought … maybe like an emerald-green or hot pink…and when I went into the shop to buy the paint I was instantly drawn to this pastel pink colour! So unlike me in lots of ways ( I thought ) but I love the colour and think it’s soft enough to not tire of too easily.

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And so here it is. My own sphere, circle, luna, moon … whatever you want it to be. What do you think?? Am still a little unsure if the dimensions are a little big… but I think I like it!!!

Feel free to leave a comment below … thumbs up or down … and I promise there will be no photos of this mantel in the next post!!!

Ciao for now

gx

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Mount … Frame … Hang

Found on chrislovesjulia.com

We all have hundreds of photos (and sometimes collections of prints) just sitting in our spare rooms or in our hard drives and if you’re anything like me you keep saying … ‘ Someday I must print out those photos and put them on the wall’ . Well I’ve been having too many of those moments lately and although I have a small gallery wall on our stairwell … I really need to just go do it. So here is some inspirational pics I’d like to share that just might make you go do it too!

Found on Servicecentral.com.au

I am always a little wary of putting too much inspirational living quotes on walls as no-one wants to go into someone’s house and be told in every room how they should live … but I think this really works and those chairs …

Found on smartfurniture.com

This Gallery wall is what I call ‘The Cool’ gallery wall … when your dining room actually does look like an Art Gallery

Found on ruemag.com

This species I call ‘The Higgle’ gallery wall … it appears to be just randomly hung in all shapes and sizes but it is very well thought out and planned … I like it …feels homey and memory-ish.

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Found on plumdeluxe.com

Now this is the ‘Look where I’ve been’ gallery wall … but it is beautiful and cohesive and black and white … love

Found on isabellaandmaxrooms.blogspot.com

The ‘Kiddy’ gallery wall is always my favourite ( every house should have one ) … usually the art that gets the most compliments in our house is the Kiddy art!

Found on ehow.com

And finally the ‘Cheat sheet’. Some people lay out all their frames on the floor to play around with plans … the next trick is to cut out the exact shape of each of your pics from your cereal boxes and tape them to the wall to really get the feel of your gallery wall before you put the hammer to the nail!

Hope you got some inspiration to help you go for it with your own gallery wall …do you prefer mix and match vintage style frames or Black and White photos in crisp white frames? feel free to leave a comment below to share your gallery wall dilemmas or phobias …

Ciao for now 🙂

gx

It’s the lickle things in life …

Big joy from the smallest of things is just the berries! I had been waiting for this frame from Marks and Spencer to come into store for a few weeks ( nerdy I know 🙂 but true) I love its versatility… It could be used for Kiddie’s art in the livingroom as part of a gallery wall ( it is easy peasy to interchange prints or artwork) Or if pressing flowers and ferns is your thing then this frame is definately for you! This one is the large which fits an 8 x 10 print.

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The print in the frame is a card I bought in Carewswood Garden Centre ( in East Cork for anyone who’s from around these parts) I thought it was too pretty to use so framed it instead. What do you think?

You can check them out on Facebook at ‘Carewswood Garden Centre & Café’ we had a lovely afternoon coffee there with my parents in law … it was such a lovely find with a gorgeous shop, really helpful and friendly staff … considering we had 3 energetic little people in tow … amazing bespoke furniture in the Cafe and the yummiest scones! ( and no they did not pay me to say this. It’s just all true 🙂 )

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This Bell Jar has been hopping around the house of late! Another Marks and Spencer treasure. I am really liking their recent homeware collection. Belljars soo handy for displaying little trinkets, plants, flowers or even use to cover your butter when you’re having afternoon tea!

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And last but not least my little ( or not so little) Stag. A few people asked me where I had gotten this from when it was on the last blogpost. Clio from Quay Designs Interiors created this little gem and she also can take custom orders! I think this would be fab in Hot Pink 🙂 check out Clio’s shop on her Facebook page at ‘ Quay designs interiors’. I am a big fan of Clio’s work and you never know what treasures you’ll find in her shop … magpie heaven!

So that’s all from me this week … have been pottering around at a few projects we have on the go here…must get my photos in order. Hope you all enjoying our crisp spring weather.

ciao for now gx