Tuesday, April 21, 2015

One Frame Down...


Those of you that have been around here a while (thank you, love you!!!), you know our hallway has gone through a bit of an evolution.  I tackled my first stencil project on those walls...





Not long after they went up, I realized I wanted something more.  I decided to hang a few mini-galleries on each wall. 



I liked it, but I wasn't satisfied.  I wanted something a little bold...something that made more of a statement.  So I did what any insane person would do...I removed all the frames (don’t worry, I only hang stuff with 3M picture hanging strips), rolled over the hours of stenciling I had originally done and started stenciling, again.


I’m 99.9% certain my hubby thought I was nuts, but I had a picture in my head I just couldn’t shake.  

After a veryyyyy long day, I had the results I wanted all along!  I was smitten.



...except for the fact that I had to re-hang. all. of. those. frames.

UGH.  I, legit, loathe hanging things.  I really don’t know why I hate it so much, but I do.  It’s one of my least favorite things to do...which is evident by the fact that our halls are still bare.  Yup, I re-stenciled well OVER a year ago, and have yet to hang a single frame back up.

Until now!  Thanks to UncommonGoods reaching out to review one of their products, I quickly found some motivation to hang at least one piece up in our hallway!


UncommonGoods is a super cool company, out of NYC, that supports artists and designers.  Half of what they sell is made by hand and most of it is created right here in the USA!

Their site is super easy to navigate, and allows you to shop by category.  I headed straight to their art page (here) and fell in love the minute I came across this piece, Balloons Over Brooklyn Bridge.


The print looked so good online, and was even better in person!!  It came matted and mounted on matboard. All I had to do was pop it into my frame and hang!





Like their name suggests, UG sells many interesting and unique gifts.  Mother's Day is just around the corner and they have a page dedicated to buying gifts for her that you can check out here. If you want to make sure you're mom's favorite, then click here to get her something good! ;)
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Thank you UncommonGoods for providing me with the art for this post.  All opinions are 100% honest and my own!

12 comments:

  1. love the print you chose! the colors are so you!

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    1. Thanks Cassie! I knew it was meant to be mine the minute I saw it! ;)

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  2. I love how the artwork works so well with the piece under it and the accents. Great choice, love the Brooklyn Bridge!

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    1. Thanks Cindy!! :) I do too..plus, you can't go wrong with the American flag either! ;)

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  3. LOVE THIS!!! I am obsessed with stencils. There are so many that I love I don't know which to choose. However I'm going to start by doing and accent wall behind the headboard in our master bedroom! Can't wait.

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    1. Thanks so much! You should check out our master bedroom accent wall. I stenciled it using gloss clear coat over our matte paint.

      http://retroranchrenovation.blogspot.com/2014/08/accent-wall-sneak-peek.html

      http://retroranchrenovation.blogspot.com/2014/12/more-of-our-christmas-home.html

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  4. HA I love when I feel normal after reading another blogger's post ;)! I can't tell you the number of times my husband has thought I've gone insane. He just quietly nods at my ideas but I obviously know what he's thinking. I love LOVE what you did in your hallway! The stencil was beautiful,but I agree that this has a much bigger impact! And that print!! Obsessed!

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one, Claire! ;)

      Thank you so much...I'm pretty smitten too! :)

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  5. The print is so perfect for your space. Love it

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