We have this black bookcase in our living room/dining room area that has moved multiple times since we got this apartment last year. From the living room, to the office, to the living room, back to the office…except by this time it was the nursery. Then back to the living room, and today I moved it back to the nursery–for good! (85% sure it’s for good). And here’s why:
……and then I remembered why I kept moving the bookcase BACK to the living room. That big blank wall is super bare, and intimidating! But I wasn’t moving that bookcase back. No way. Not me. Not today….I mean, errrr never again! So I had to come up with something. I hung a few different sized canvases that I had laying around waiting to be painted, but they were way too small for the space–besides, I have been saving them for our bedroom (get excited!).
So, I opened up my art box (which contains basically all of the art I have done in my entire life), and came across some prints I did in college. After laying them out on our table and arranging them a bit, I knew that that big bare wall would be the perfect home for these guys.
|As you can see, I used two different prints (detail shown below) but I definitely didn’t want to just alternate them. C’mon, that’s boring, people!|
So the finished product looks like this:
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