Wednesday, November 6, 2013

art on our walls (and a giveaway!)

Today, I'm sharing a little bit about the beginning of our living room gallery wall, and I have a giveaway that will help you build your own!

When I was preparing for our home tour on Life Made Lovely last week, it really irked me that I hadn't gotten artwork up on our walls yet. As I shared over there, artwork on the walls is one of the things that makes a house into a home for me. The artwork on your walls tells a story about where you've been, what means the most to you, and what your personality is like. So, since I didn't want our blank walls to paint a massive, "BORING" over our heads, I got to work getting a few things hung. 

The wall behind our couch is odd, because there are three small windows above it. For now, I decided to leave it blank and display some artwork on either side of the couch.



On the right side of the couch are three frames and a fedora. I love hats hanging on the walls and all the texture and dimension they give. The small square frame holds scraps of paper from our first Valentine's Day together engaged (which also happened to be 100 days before our wedding). I filled a jar with 100 reasons I love Chris, and this frame holds just a few of those paper scraps. The other two frames are just pretty fillers that make me smile. 

On the left side of the couch are some pieces that hold a lot of meaning. 



The lyrics in coral red at the top are from a Coldplay song that we adopted as ' our song' while dating. There was a lot of waiting during that season (read more about our story here) and the chords at the beginning of that song always grab my heart. 

To the left of that painting, sits a print I made with the lyrics from Christina Perri's song, "1,000 years". It was a song that I heard over and over again at our OB's office while pregnant with Silas and so it became 'our song'. I truly felt like I had loved him for 1,000 years before even meeting him. 

The other two pieces in this little collage were sent to me by sweet friends. On the bottom is a custom portrait created for us, that I'm very excited to share with you soon! 

And in the middle is a sweet photograph taken by Meg Newsom. Meg has a beautiful Etsy shop where she sells her fine art photography and she sent me this photograph recently. I love the bold colors of the flowers against the drab background. Each of her photos are so peaceful and seem to tell a story, which is what I love about them. 

Meg has some other lovely photographs in her shop that would be perfect for a kitchen collage (I love the pomegranate one!) or adding some color and depth to a gallery wall. 



One winner will receive a $50 shop credit to Meg's shop, which could get you a whole array of small prints to make a gorgeous photo grid, or go big and get a huge photo! 

Enter using the Rafflecopter widgit below! Giveaway is open until November 13th! 

(FYI. Mandatory entry requires you to come back to this post to let us know how you'd spend your $50!)




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27 comments:

  1. $50 is a lot! I'd for sure get "Yellow flower on wood stack", and then I think I'd get "Pink Flowers" as well.

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  2. I would totally use it to redecorate my bedroom for my Husband for Christmas :) I really love the bridal shot of the dresses!

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  3. I would go for the Autumn leaves print and the Bend, Oregon print. We live in the desert and those trees are something my husband and I miss dearly!

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  4. I'm a fan of the girl holding the peach!

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  5. I really like Moss on Tree and bend, Oregon print...lovely!

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  6. I love the Pier print. It would be a great addition to the gallery wall in our little guy's room.

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  7. I would choose the Pomegranate pic and the Pier pic ... both would go great in my home!

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  8. Lindsey! I had no idea about the 1,000 years song. That is my song for my little June bug. How fun :)

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  9. I love pier and green & red plant! So pretty. Thanks for hosting! XO

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  10. We are slowly building some gallery walls in our home. I love the Sun Through Trees and Western Pines for our forest/wildland fire related wall.

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  11. I've been working on my gallery wall in the living room too! If I could, I would buy ALL her nature prints.. Thanks for sharing her shop, what a wonderful find!

    Also, I'm loving how personal your gallery wall is.. you've inspired me to paint some lyrics that are dear to my husband & I.

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  12. I would definitely get the Love and Joy prints to start a gallery wall! Been wanting one for a LONG time now!!

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  13. I have a super blank, boring wall in dining room that is just begging for a splash of color! I can´t wait to pick something fantastic out from Meg´s shop!

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  14. I would get the Yellow flower on wood stack print & the pier print.

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  15. I would purchase the beautiful butterfly photo for my mom who is currently going through a painful season of separation from my dad and other difficult trials. It would be a reminder to her of who she is becoming in releasing and growing into a butterfly.

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  16. I love the Bend, Oregon print. My hubby and I just went on vacation there and it would be a great memento!

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  17. i really like autumn sky and sun through trees!

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  18. I love the fisheye arch from Moab, Utah! It is gorgeous :)

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  19. Love her stuff. The picture of trees are my favorite (Organmoss, tree in the snow, "green Sprouted plant inside tree") but also the lavender print.

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  20. Beautiful! Would love some of the stuff on the walls of my home :)

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  21. Your photos are such an inspiration! Now I just need to get off the couch and get working on a gallery wall of my own. I'd love to incorporate her Joy photo into whatever I do with my wall.

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  22. I would either buy some of the plant/tree prints to group together OR the trio of words to hang in my bedroom. I love Meg's sweet work!!

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  23. I'd take one of each! So gorgeous.

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  24. I'd love to get one of her beach prints! Love her style.

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