Best of February

March 1st, 2013

I’m in an exceptionally good mood today, perhaps because it’s Friday or perhaps because there are blooms beginning to appear on the trees or perhaps it’s because I plan to spend my Saturday painting something this color but mostly I think it’s because spring is finally on its way. Can you feel it yet?

It’s time for that end of the month roundup, here are the top ten not to miss posts from February.

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We installed a new backsplash and mirror in the hall bathroom; my daughter’s dresser got an upgrade with some overlays and new pulls; there’s a new weathered gray stained bench out in the garden; and the marvelous Annie Selke shared some of her savvy business tips for entrepreneurs.

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I finally figured out how to organize the Legos in the house and make it fun for my boy with the help of IKEA, win win! Also tips on pillow styling on a sofa; there are a few new terrariums around the house; you all shared your thoughts on bunk beds and helped us make a decision, thank you!  The Centsational Girl blog turned four this month (yay!) and I learned more about who you are from the informative survey; finally, don’t miss the Downton Abbey Season 3 recap – the comments are fantastic (but beware there are *spoilers* if you’re not caught up)

A special thank you to three great contributors this month, the first post by Courtney on using recliners in interior design, the second by Shannon who discussed six ways to dress a kitchen window, and the third by Jennifer who shared eight spring fashion essentials. Thanks so much for your contributions this month!

I’ve got some painting to do today and tomorrow and we’re hoping for a day trip somewhere on Sunday with a sunny sky forecast.

Have a lovely weekend!

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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.

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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.

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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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