Art in the Living room

sept 18 - Blow up
This is a snap shot of my living room wall. I just got it to look like this. As in on Saturday I started getting out the ladder that my brother Bob had left here (like I asked him too) and started getting all the hangers out and then my dear husband got the hint and actually did the job 🙂

I take lots of pictures. Lots of ones that mean a lot to me. And sometimes I don’t get many printed. Why NOT?! Who knows. I get some printed for scrapbooking (although I need some printed from lately to scrapbook). But I need to display some of my art. My photography. So I bought that big frame from Ikea last time I was in Calgary. And got a large 20×28 print done at London Drugs. And trimmed off a tiny bit so it would fit in the frame (ever notice Ikea frames NEVER fit regular printing sizes?).
This is the picture in case you are wondering.
Middle of Nowhere

The Alphabet art is something I’ve been working on forever. I had all the letters done a month or more ago but it wasn’t antiqued. So finally I did that too and my wonderful husband hung them all up for me. It is TOTALLY inspired from The amazing Susie Haarris. She has lots of other ones I am going to make on my own to hang in my house!

I want to add a small wooden word “love” and perhaps one other thing since it’s best to have an odd number. But I love how it looks.

Have you blown up any BIG pictures lately and hung them up?

And thanks for all the comments on yesterdays post. I wasn’t looking for accolades on my mothering at all, just sharing my thoughts. I used to spend more time writing about things more on here and I’ve decided I need to do that more often.

  • September 21, 2010 - 7:25 am

    The Lowry's - I haven’t blown up any photos lately and I want to. I love pictures when they are larger instead of a whole bunch of little ones. I need to do this. Maybe this post will push me to do it.

  • September 21, 2010 - 8:10 am

    Kathleen Boland - I just blew up Mike’s head…ha ha. No really, I took a pic of him driving, really close up and it shows the road in his sunglasses and his stubbly face. I love it. I made an 8×10 and it’s in the living room in the crease of a big frame until I get a real frame.

  • September 21, 2010 - 9:13 am

    whitney - The alphabet looks awesome!
    But now you are in trouble for doing it without me. Sheesh, you would think I am pregnant and lazy and a total recluse and work too much or something.

  • September 21, 2010 - 11:54 am

    Amy - Oooh looks good. And there’s the alphabet you were working on a few months ago, I was curious how it would end up looking, or where it would go in your house. But where’s your huge clock? I liked that too.
    I haven’t blown up any pics lately. Maybe I’ll do that with the baby, find a bragging wall for his photos haha.

  • September 21, 2010 - 12:44 pm

    Lora - What a beautiful picture. The alphabet is cute. I need some new pictures to put on my wall.

  • September 21, 2010 - 7:03 pm

    Abby - beautiful picture!

  • September 22, 2010 - 7:21 am

    rebecca - love the pics Rhonda! I need to be better @ printing my photos too!

  • September 22, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    Alysha - I LOOOVE big prints!!! I tried to do and 18×24 for my living room but costco doesn’t print that size so I need to go somewhere else and just haven’t yet. And then I have 2 big ones from Cuba framed and actually hung. LOVE IT!

  • September 22, 2010 - 5:12 pm

    Heather Moll - That photo is so awesome. i love that you enlarged it. i totally need to do this in our space.

  • September 22, 2010 - 7:47 pm

    Carmen - LOVE the alphabet art! Thanks Rhonda for always inspiring me. I really appreciate it!!

  • September 23, 2010 - 7:41 am

    Visible Voice - I totally love the alphabet/number thingamagig. I have a couple of pictures I WANT to blow up. They’ll be poster size because I have poster size frames for them. Oh and I kinda want to do this…

  • September 27, 2010 - 11:28 pm

    Julietta - I love the photo Rhonda! Such talent!