To Love a Rose: An Ethiopian Adoption Journal

Monday, November 29, 2010

Decorating the New House: Kitchen Art!

So, as many of you already know, Mr. C and I have moved into a new condo across town.  It's a super cool, modern, minimalistic place with exposed duct work and radiantly heated concrete floors - totally our cup of tea!

We left most of the walls white, because we have tons of artwork to put up.  Well, after being "moved in" a month (I say "moved in", because we still have lots of boxes to unpack!) we still hadn't put up anything on the walls in the kitchen.  It was looking pretty bare in there...a little depressing too.

So, I finally finished up a little art project I had set aside for myself that would help move things along.  I got this great calendar a few years ago that had vintage advertisements in it.  They were so cool that I couldn't bear to throw it away when December came and went; so, I decided to cut out the pictures and use them for artwork in our kitchen.  They turned out pretty cool (if I do say so myself!).  Here's how I did it:

First, I cut out each design from the calendar.

Next, I used a simple glue stick to attach the cut out calendar picture to an 11x14 piece of plain, white cardstock (pre-cut! how easy is that?!).  You can even see the items I wrote in on the calendar - ha!

When glued on, they look like this.

Then, I put them all in black frames.

Then, Mr. C hung them on the wall with some of our other vintage advertisements!

Here's another view looking down the hallway.
And that was it!  Easy, right?  I thought so, and I have to say that I think it turned out pretty amazing for how little effort we put into it! Woo hoo!  Now, on to...more decorating!  I'd love to have the whole house done by New Year's; hopefully it's more than just wishful thinking!

Hope you're having a great day,


  1. This is fantastic! I love how you used those pictures!! The condo sounds great, also!! I would love to live in a place like that!! Enjoy! Have a great day!

  2. Thanks! It was so fun and super easy. Thanks for stopping by! :-)