Mark and I were inspired by our friends Abigail and Stevens‘ decor, specifically, the way they display their art collection. We even found out where they get their pieces framed and promptly followed suit. The day I picked up the framed pieces, I was on my way out to pick up Mark for our date I wrote about in my last post. When we got home, I got to show him all of the pieces all framed up. Opening each one from it’s brown paper was a little bit like Christmas morning, and it prompted us to do our semiannual Purge and Rearrange of the house. It definitely deserves to be capitalized. Now this occurred on a Friday night. Let’s just say that by the end of the evening Saturday, our entire living room had been rearranged to make way for the new art. Also by the end of the weekend, we had dumped a van full of recycling and stuff off at their respective locations (Re-Use Ann Arbor for the furniture and household stuff)…and rearranged the entire living area in the basement. Which included Mark’s music studio. We felt like industrious squirrels getting all of the odds and ends in order for winter. Whew! I’m tired just writing about it! Behold.
Here’s one of the pieces that spurred the change. All pieces framed in white are part of the art makeover. This particular piece made the greatest transformation. Formerly, it’s glass was old and dusty and it was in a thrift store frame. Now this vintage butterfly mosaic is much happier. Here are a bunch of images of the new living room set-up with art in place. We’re fixin’ to paint the walls gray and the trim white. What do you think?
Here’s the Mike McFalls sculpture installed in its new home in the dining room. For the the time being, this is where it lives.
So in short, buy or trade for some new art. Or invest in some frames for your art. Your collection needn’t be extensive or expensive to spruce up and I think you’ll like the way it makes your space feel!