i was recently at a bridal shower at this gorgeous home that really reflected a classy style.
it made me wonder what style my home was giving off – that i just got out of college and i have no idea how to be an adult style? i hope not – i’m past that stage 😉 (well sometimes haha)
this was not a good representation of my style – or the greatest “introduction” to my house.
i have a lot of thoughts on this room in my house. visions of what i would like to do – but still needing the time to save the $$.
i also have to realize that a house is just a house.
things are just things.
and nothing in this world is permanent.
so while i want things to reflect my style and look nice – i’m not going to break the bank to do it.
and yes – the chalkboard DID say “be merry” all the way through february – i forgot it was up there 😉
over the weekend i went to staples – did the whole “engineer print” pinterest and everyone keeps talking about – went to target and bought a frame and BOOM done.
well not really.
let me give you a little advice on this whole engineer print:
#1 if you want to print the largest size staples has (which is what i needed) you need a solid quality (preferably raw) image. otherwise it will turn out a little pixulated (like mine)
#2 the largest size print is like $8 – so well worth it!
#3 if you are wanting this to be a “one day project” good luck finding a large enough frame. i can’t remember the exact measurements of this frame (it is a poster frame) – but i found it at target and it was about $30. i ended up having to cut edges to fit it into the frame…so that stunk.
so my advice would be to either order a large enough frame in advance, adhear it to plywood (ive seen that on pinterest), or hang that sucker with washi tape!
the one thing about my foyer that doesn’t work with big framed art: glare. always.
i love the natural light in here so i’m not really complaining – but the glare is always frustrating.
MAYBE i’ll eventually put a film over the windows, or hang some curtains, but for now i just deal with the glare.
i would love to paint the frame gold – wouldn’t that be pretty?! for now though, i can live with the black frame.
i still have a lot to do with this little space. it really needs a fresh coat of paint (lots of holes, nicks, and random scrapes) as well as some other touches. i’m really wanting to build the tables i mentioned on the house list – this little nook could use some good storage.