Tuesday, February 18, 2014

new art for bare walls

Did you see our new dark walls? A week into having them and we are still loving them which is an extremely good sign. There's not much worse than finishing your last wall and realizing the color isn't what you wanted. 

In our 5 years of marriage we haven't bought any art. Most of that reason was because we really didn't have a budget for it and partly because we didn't really have a grasp on our style.

But after living in our house for a year (we're slow movers) and getting a birthday credit to get some art work we we're super excited to hang up some stuff on our horribly blank walls.

Since we had legitimately never bought art before and were/are still a little unsure of what we were looking for we thought that a website that had all genres of art organized would be more helpful then just googling "art."  We'd heard of art.com so we checked it out. (This is not a sponsored post.)

We browsed for a couple of weeks, making folders of what we liked and didn't like and we ended up with 5 of the 6 prints above. (All of their prints go one sale at 30% off regularly so if you're in the market keep you're eye out for that sale. It really helped lower our total bill.) The picture of Christ is from another website.  Since we didn't have anything, we chose a variety of prints that we liked that could we use in multiple different rooms. Some prints will be paired to make a gallery wall, but most will hang independently.

As you can probably see, we go for the slightly more abstract art. I don't know why, I mean I don't think I've ever sat down and critiqued art, but I personally love the openness of these pieces. There is no clear reality in them and I love that they can stand independent of a definite definition. How's that for Art 101? Now I just need a beret.

The picture of Christ is by Minerva Teichert. She has been one of my favorites for a long time. This was a compromise (the green cat was too, but isn't it awesome! Who doesn't want a green cat?!) between Jake and I. He's not the biggest fan but I really appreciate him letting me get it. If I think back, I fell in love with this particular print during my post partum depression with Rhett. Without going into too much personal detail it really means more to me than any other art we could hang in our home. It has a very special place in my heart.

We're getting ready to get them framed and then hung. I'll share more when we get to that point. :)

Links to the prints here:

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

And again this is not a sponsored or affiliate post. 

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  1. I think they're all great. And that's what I LOVE about art. If it speaks to you, it should be yours. Can't wait to see them in their new home.

  2. I read a book recently about becoming a minimalist. I loved this particular authors advice on minimalism because she didn't view minimalist as just NOT having things and leaving in empty space. It's about having things that either serve a functional purpose and/or they bring you joy when you look at it. I am glad Jake agreed to let you have that painting, I truly believe we need things in our homes that bring us joy! Can't wait to see them framed and hung. I really love the moderna piece. It reminds me of one of my good friends.

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