I’m not going to lie, I aspire to have a house that looks like it comes out of a Better Homes and Garden magazine. I am discovering this is very difficult while living on a budget with 2 kids constantly making a mess of it. Nothing drives me crazier than when flipping through above said magazine and seeing articles about a great “family home” and seeing a living room with glass balls all over the coffee table, stark white couches and not a toy in site. The picture of course shows a mom and dad with their 2 toddlers (again dressed in white) sitting calmly on the couch with not a hair out of place. What family is this and what sort of medication are they using (and how do I get some)?
Anywho, I do make some (pathetic) attempts at creating the Pottery Barn house I long for. One cheap way is to put some cool stuff on the wall that is inexpensive and not your usual family photos or Van Gogh poster that you bought at the art museum and are trying to pass off as art (as in what is hanging in my guest room).
I should warn you that I am pretty sure I ripped this off from Trading Spaces or something similar. You take some blank artist canvas and find some coordinating fabrics that you like and that match your decor. Place fabric over the canvas, pull tightly and staple gun it to the back of the wood frame. Voila, instant artwork.
Here is a picture of what we have done. As you can see, we used 4 canvases and hung them in a cluster (better known as a square).
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