As much as I have loved blogging here at The Creative Paige – you can probably tell that it has not been a huge priority! I love blogging, but really struggled with thinking of content by myself and figuring out what to post.
So, I’ve decided to move over to a whole new site and start blogging with my awesome husband. I’ll be leaving existing content up for a while, but won’t be adding any new content.
This is a blog we’ve talked about for years and finally decided to try it out. It’s a husband and wife blog where we talk about our family, life, projects, kids and anything else we think might be fun. We’re big on letting people into our real life – the good, the bad and the messy.
I hope you’ll jump over and check it out – it will not disappoint you, I promise!
Unfortunately, our house doesn’t offer a lot of opportunities for wall art. The entire rear wall is mostly windows and the rest tends to be small bits of angled wall interrupted by doors or stairs. Our one large wall is the one I stenciled (shown here) and has a simple mirror to break up the busy pattern.
Recently, we moved around some furniture in order to better showcase this beautiful Amish dry sink we got from my husband’s grandmother.
We had used it upstairs as a changing table but felt like that kept it waaay too hidden for something this great. So, we moved it downstairs into our dining/kitchen area and now right above it is a huge empty wall.
As soon as I saw it, my wheels started turning…what would I put there? Something wooden/antique? Framed artwork? A shelf for seasonal items? I love gallery walls, but already have one up the stairs – evidenced here.
Then…I remembered seeing an idea while back and wishing I had a spot for it – a plate wall!
I love the vintage look and feel like it could really mesh with our modern farmhouse style. So, I started browsing around the web for some inspiration and found these:
I can’t wait to get started – but this is definitely going to be a work in progress as I watch for plates at thrift stores and slowly build a (cheap) collection that will work. I checked Goodwill today and found nothing that was even remotely cute. This might take me even longer than I had expected! Once I have something to show – I’ll share some pics and prices.
My one dilemma is this: my uber-symetrical brain loves the more organized version, but I feel like the whimsical version that travels up the wall might be a better fit for the shape of my available space. Thoughts? Concerns? Suggestions?
I had a hard time narrowing down all of the adorable February wallpapers I found out there! Some of these are from years past, but you can download the version without a calendar on it, so it won’t really matter. I know there are other things besides Valentine’s Day in February, but I just couldn’t get away from all of the cute pinks and hearts.
It feels a little early to be decorating for Valentine’s Day already, but my husband reminded me that if I want to enjoy my cute V-Day decor I better get it up soon. So…here it is – some Goodwill frames and some FREE printables make for some quick and easy seasonal art.
You can download the .jpg files below each image in either the 8 x 10 or 5 x 7 size.
Call me a design nerd, but I love changing my desktop and iPhone wallpaper each month – It’s like hanging up seasonal decor, only on your computer!
At the beginning of each month I do a quick online search and find something new for my laptop, our desktop and my iPhone. I know, it’s unnecessary, but it’s pretty and it makes me smile every time I see it.
I thought I’d round up some of my favorites from around the web and include one I designed that you can download here for free!
I’m Paige – a graphic designer and eternal do-it-yourselfer. I love to find ways to make things myself for cheap and make them look good. There is no better feeling in the world than telling someone how much something cost me and seeing the shock on their face. I love coffee, traveling, cooking shows, thrift stores & reading.