Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Art books into framed art

The Book Store, Downtown Chico

Have you ever seen a great art book at a thrift store, wanted to buy it but passed it over thinking it would just sit on your bookshelf collecting dust? I have the perfect way for you to spice up your home decor and put those art pages to use. Pull out a few choice pages and frame them. It's best to group odd numbered pieces together with similar frames. Not the same exact frame but similar in color and style.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Retro kids room, art inspired

While having our traditional Sunday morning family coffee at Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe I noticed these whimsical pieces of local art. I think they would be so fun for a kids room or nursery. They could be used for a boy or girl, throw down a brightly colored flokati rug, paint furniture a bright shade and distress it to add character. I love that look, especially with children. No one will ever know when they take a "tool" and try to scratch their name into it. It's added character, right? The large piece is a magical scene with underwater creatures. There are dragonflys and another underwater scene. I love them.