We did something really exciting the other day. Okay, maybe it isn’t actually that exciting except for someone like me. So here’s the scoop, we just moved in so the number of walls that need attention are astronomical. That might be too strong a word, but there are lots of bare walls. Like this guy in the kitchen:
So sad, so boring, so in need of a little something. So, we scrounged in our box of prints and paintings and found two pictures that have been dying to be put into frames since I bought them as a junior studying abroad in Italy in college. But they are hiding in storage no longer!
I bought these during a short trip to Paris. Some side vendor was selling these. I loved the colors of the paintings and up close you can see all the brush strokes he used. I’ve wanted to frame them and put them up since I bought them, but first I didn’t have frames, and then there never seemed to be a good place to hang them. Now, however, they’re enjoying their home in the kitchen. Let’s zoom in a minute and get little closer, shall we?
Isn’t it lovely? It goes great with the soft grey walls and wood cupboards. We found the frames on sale at Target for $13 and immediately snatched two up. Not a bad display for having only spent $26 right? They’re prett big paintings so even at Ikea we were worried we would have to spend upwards of 30 to 40 beans on frames. I didn’t even want to think about custom framing. Custom framing hurts our wallets.
Sophie loves to point at them and talk about the princesses that must live in the “castles” in the paintings. I’ve tried several times to tell her what the monuments in the photos actually are, but with no success. She still says the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral are the homes of Belle and Anastasia. Gotta love her!
We love them. Makes me want to take a trip really badly… someday. I’m just happy these two have a home now. A home that doesn’t consist of being hidden in a box. Big win. They also make our kitchen look a little bit more put together. One thing down, a million and one things to go. Happy Wednesday friends!