Zero Budget Project: Family Art


I’ve hung up two pieces in our house this week. That’s pretty sad considering I have about 50 or more pieces all ready to hang. All of our artwork is just hanging out in a pile in a nook in my bedroom. It takes up quite a bit of space so there’s not much room on my side of the bed. It’s amazing how hanging art will make a house look lived in.

We have a very blank wall above the stairway. It’s one of the first things you see when you walk into our home. It needed art on it badly. I had this vision in my head to do some lettering with all the nicknames we call each other and just fill the entire paper with those nicknames (kinda like Penelope’s old room sign -scroll to bottom). I’m still not sold on that idea, so I just did: Chris, Melissa, Penelope and Felix forever.

I went through about 7 sheets trying to get it all perfect and this is the best that I came up with. I’m still not thrilled about it. But no matter. I’ve got loads of this paper, I’ll just practice some more. It’s not very hard to replace the art, either.

I like the idea of something about our little family and our names and having those words fill the page entirely, bleeding off the page behind the frame. What do you think? What should it say?

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    1. Andrea says:

      It may have taken 7 sheets but it turned out beautifully!! I love it. I wish I could write like that!

    2. Clara says:

      I think it would be really interesting to have words describing your vision for your family around your names, to help you all remember what you aspire to.

    3. Lindsay says:

      Beautiful! I love unexpected art with names.

    4. Amy says:

      Love it, as is…simple, perfect.

    5. dyna says:

      Love this!!! will totally steal this idea (if that’s ok?)

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