I am flattered and overjoyed with the attention that THIS post has received regarding my transformation of my office. Lots of inquires regarding the size of the canvasses, and how I came to this arrangement.
Once we had the grey paint up on the wall, I put one of my black white canvasses that I had already owned against it and loved the way it looked. I KNEW I wanted to cover that wall. It’s a front room in our house – so as soon as you walk in, it’s a very visible space so I focused more time and expense working on this wall.
I’m a very flow with it type of gal. Terrible at planning. I already owned the square canvas of mikey’s closeup and the one of him jumping superman style. I ordered some more canvasses from CanvasOnDemand thinking I would arrange them once they came. Not very logical – I know. Numbers don’t compute in my head, so I didn’t really measure very well. (I order all my canvasses from CanvasOnDemand – and am so giddy when they show up! It’s a bit of an obsession with me!)
I documented a little of my process for one of my 10 on 10 personal projects. These images didn’t make the cut for my 10on10, and I never thought I would need them. So glad I did document this – I had no idea the questions and attention would flood in about this project. Again – I’m very flattered! I’m not in business, so I don’t really put myself ‘out there’ on the web. I do want to answer all the emails individually, but I figured I would post this first then will get to the emails (if that’s ok with you?) Thank you so much!
First I laid them out on the floor -
Then rearranged, brought in some others that I had…..
Once I decided on some keepers for the wall, my sweet husband begrudgingly hung them. He really dislikes hanging picture (and curtain rods). I’m soooo thankful that my new cleaning lady’s husband is VERY handy and I now hire him to do all the little honey do’s! (my husband is thankful too!)
I do wish I took images of the middle of the process. Instead – after hanging a few, he was tired and we had THIS little fun session with Mikey. I’m glad I documented that one at least.
Once the canvasses were partially on the wall, I did measure the existing space and ordered them accordingly. If you look above – two of those canvasses on the floor did not make the wall. I do have them in other areas in the house and am pleased. I’ll do another blog post on one of my hallways where I hung images/painted and got new lights – so keep a lookout for that one soon.
Ok – Sizes of the canvasses:
Left side – From top to bottom
Top left – 31×30 – Chris’s face looking at camera
Left #2 – 17×30 – Mikey looking off to side
Left #3 – 16×30 – Two boys
Left #4 – 16×30 – Mikey
Top Middle – 30×40 – Mikey superman style
Middle – 35×35 – Mikey’s closeup
Top Right – 20×30 – Chris looking off to the side
Right #2 – 20×30 – Two boys
Right #3 – 24×30 – Two boys
Right #4 – 15×30 – Mikey lashes
I do feel bad that I have more of Mikey on there than Chris – But I do have plenty of canvasses of Chris elsewhere in the house. And quite honestly, he does not like having his picture taken. I’m sure many of you can relate – especially if you have BOYS! Right?
Any help on what do do with all those cords would be greatly appreciated!
Sorry about the repost of some of these – Just in case you missed it the first time.
Since my last blog post about this office transformation, I’ve also had a lot of inquires about the furniture. Table and Bookcase are from Nadeau . I really love that store. Not sure how the other locations look and work, but in Dallas, you walk into a very pretty warehouse (as pretty as warehouses can get) and gather your ‘sold’ stickers. Once you decide on a piece, you put your sold sticker on the item’s tag , basically to claim your item so no one else nabs it. So if you are a bargain shopper like me, I highly recommend this store. Beautiful antique looking, high end mostly wood furniture for great prices. I’ve been sending all my friends to that store – seems like a really great secret that not too many people in my area knew about! I believed I paid $300 for that table and the bookcase had a small crack in the back, but was still structurally sound. The discounted price on that goodie was only about $187. The colors of the legs actually match better than how it appears in this image. Lack of attention in processing on my part. Hope you can get an idea.
I really like arranging art and have helped several friends with what to do with their walls. I like to consult – don’t ask me to hang though! lol. If you are interested in a consultation on what to do with your existing artwork and/or what to purchase for a space, send me a message. (locals only please) I also love consulting on rearranging furniture, space planning, etc. I’ll post some more on my house soon. It’s a process.