This week I have been working on some DIY art for my living room fireplace wall. Here is a picture I took this past weekend of our living room wall . Pretty stark and bare! We have been in this house for almost 2 years and this wall has looked like this pretty much since we moved in (yikes!). It was high time that some art got up on those walls. By the way, Little Pilot looks like he's pointing, but he is actually flying an airplane while wearing his parachuter coveralls. :)
I'm going to show you the art in two posts because the other art required painting and it will probably take me a few more nap times to finish. Today we're addressing the wall to the left of the fireplace. Here is how it looks now:
Much better, no?
That is some very high end modern art made from this:
It's leftover Marimekko wrapping paper from Christmas. I simply cut some and framed it in an Ikea Ribba frame.
My inspiration for this project came from some of the living rooms I have been pinning lately. I have been drawn to the simple black and white art I see in these rooms like the giant 'C' in this living room:
I did take cue from his design brilliance and placed some of his little Muumi books in the bowl. Muumis are Finnish cartoon characters (you can learn about them here). Aren't the little books too cute? I love how including some of the kiddie things in a vignette makes decor a little less serious and a little more personal.
Here's my design star!
I am slowly working on my painting for the other side of the fireplace and will share it with y'all soon!