Wall Gallery Giveaway

February 28th, 2013

Displaying photographs of favorite people and places is the one thing that transforms a house into a home. I love the growing popularity of gallery walls that showcase beautiful images, but imagine the possibilities beyond just photographs – artwork (whether children’s or professional), fabric, papers, maps, whatever you treasure in paper form can be framed in a gallery wall to decorate your many spaces.

Recently, I was introduced to Change of Art, a company which carries several collections of gallery frames and makes the process of hanging a gallery wall so easy. The approach is really smart, they’ve taken the hassles out of matting & framing, just slide your print in and out of the unique backer, you don’t have to move or touch the glass.

frames front and back

Switch out art prints & update photos whenever you want. Arrange your gallery wall with their set of paper templates and button hangers before you even pick up a hammer and nails. If you want to get creative you can fill in with other artwork or wall decor you already own.

change of art gallery walls

Change of Art’s frames come in several colors (not just black!) and they are all Made in the USA. They are sponsoring this week’s giveaway and one winner gets their choice of any set of gallery frames (up to $230 value).

Eligibility to win the wall gallery of your choice from Change of Art:

1) Hop over to Change of Art and pick your favorite gallery then name it in a comment.

2) For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter, then leave a second comment on this post telling where you linked (FB or Twitter.)

Giveaway ends Sunday March 3rd at midnight PST, one winner, US and Canada only. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policies and Official Rules of Entry.

Looking for gallery wall inspiration?  Check out their Pinterest board devoted to the topic for hundreds of ideas!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Winner: #586 Kristin at Little Corbin Hill, notified via email.

 

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Lavender Drawer + Closet Sachets

February 27th, 2013

I was out in the yard clipping back some overgrown hedges last weekend and some of the shrubs that required trimming were my lavender varieties. Then I remembered that I forgot to share this sweet and simple sewing project that I made last year for Souvenir Magazine.

Lavender is my favorite botanical scent, and I’m lucky to have a few dozen plants that thrive and produce dried lavender every year, but you can also find dried lavender buds online –  check Etsy! I gave a few of these to my sister in law, and I use them in my dresser drawers. The scent of lavender is therapeutic and these are easy enough to make as a gift for moms, sisters, friends, and teachers too.

lavender closet sachet

 

Supplies you’ll need to make them: 5-6 oz. dried lavender, 3 cups rice; simple cotton or linen cloth (4 layers cut into 6″ x 6″ squares for each); pale purple and green embroidery thread, embroidery needle, small embroidery hoop, sewing machine.

Mix the dried lavender with a few cups of rice. You can also add a few drops of lavender essential oil to intensify the scent.

lavender in bowl mix in rice

 

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