I love where my house but I’ve been thinking for a while that it’s in need of a style makeover due to the builders love of magnolia and my lack of decorating since we moved in. So, when I read a post by Michelle from The American Resident about some of the treasures in her home I was pretty sure that I wouldn’t have much to write about from my home.
But then I saw lots of other bloggers joining in and posting about their homes. My inner nosey person was in her element and had such a good time looking at the posts and seeing what other peoples houses were like and I really wanted to join in. So I set off on a tour of my house with my iphone to see what I had that could be classed as ‘Art’ and I found more than I thought (although I do use the word art very loosely).
First of all in the kitchen, we have our art wall which practically takes up one wall at the far end of the room. I don’t put all art up on the wall but it just seems a shame to just put it away in a box or to just take a photo of it and then get rid of the art as I know lots of people do. We add more to it when a new work of art is created and we take bits down to avoid it getting messy and I love our art wall – it never fails to make me smile!
I have a picture of me and my mam hanging on my bedroom door – it was taken when I was younger than Miss Frugal and it’s one of my most treasured photos.
The green heart in the next picture was made by Mr Frugal when we took the kids to a pottery place when they were little – it makes me smile because it cost a fortune even though it was one of the cheapest things there to paint! We went to this little out of the way pottery place that someone had recommended to us and we had no idea how expensive it was going to be. We only stayed because we’d got the kids so hyped up about it and it ended up costing almost £50 for us to paint something little. Needless to say we’re much better with money now and I could keep them entertained for a month on that budget 😉
The girl in the frame was a gift for Miss Frugal at Christmas. I found a site called Fiverr where everything is a fiver to buy and people are offering to do random things for you for $5. Someone was offering to make a cartoon image from a photo so I sent them a picture of Miss Frugal in her birthday dress and a picture of Buddy and she made this for me. The outfit and hairband are exactly what she had on for her 10th birthday and she loves it. It’s on her windowsill surrounded by girly things.
The last picture here are our family rules which was sent to us from Dotcomgiftshop a while ago and takes pride of place in our hall. No one ever walks by them without commenting and we love them.
The top picture here is of a piece of art hanging in my bathroom – it’s custom made from a gallery in a local town and matched the living room in my old house perfectly. Not so much now so it’s relegated to the bathroom. Again, this is from my pre-frugal days and I could do a big chunk of my monthly shopping with what we paid for it!
In complete contrast, the photo collages were made following our trip to Disneyland Paris a few years ago. We signed up for a photo printing service online and got 50 free prints and the frames were from the pound shop so they’re real bargains and the photos are filled with smiles and happy memories. The mini suitcase in between has some old family photos in it and a couple of other treasures (as decided by the kids).
This is my pop art canvas which looks way better in person than it does in the picture. I’ve always wanted a pop art canvas and I love this one. Both of the pictures were from our holiday last year when we were in Spain at the time they were doing really well in the World Cup (did they win? I think they did just after we came home). They were taken on a night that Spain were playing and we were in a bar with all of the locals and the atmosphere was amazing!
Not so much art but I thought I’d share with you a corner from each of the kids’ bedrooms – guess whose is whose….
There you go, my favourite ‘art’ from my house. Not very sophisticated but I love it and I hope you do too.