Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kitchen Art, Take One

Since we are nearing completion of the 1st half of our kitchen makeover (really, I'd say it's about 2/3 of it--we will only have the cabinets left to paint, but that feels like it's going to take a million years), I thought we needed to think about art for the walls.  So I headed to Target to buy a copy of that Sistine Chapel picture everyone has on their walls.  You know, the one with the two hands meeting in the heavens?  Or maybe I wanted a picture of Audrey Hepburn since that is sure to be unique.

And I died a little inside.

Seriously, folks, you can get great stuff on Etsy.  Some of it might not be worthy of an art museum, but remember what I said about primitive art?  It has character, lots more than some of the stuff you'll find at the big box stores.

A lot of it, though, is actually professional and gorgeous, so I snapped up a few pieces last week.  My first shipment arrived today.

I ordered the artichoke print from Laura Trevey's shop.  Laura's blog is quite lovely, so I knew her work would be pretty. It's affordable, too!  As a bonus, she included the crab print.  How fitting since I am a Cancer through and through.  Not *that* kind of cancer, you meanies!  But a born-in-July Cancer who loves my home, enjoys cooking for people, and also wants to be invited to everything even if I plan on enthusiastically declining.  Anywho, I'll find a place for both these babies in the kitchen after I've framed them.

I've got more on the way, too, from another artist. It is...how you say...decidedly different.  Can't wait to share once it's arrived!


  1. I love Etsy art! I bought a print for our bathroom from there, and I had a hard time narrowing it down.

    1. When you can get a print for bargain prices, it really is hard to choose. I've actually had to hold back from buying more!


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