I was just putting the finishing touches on my staircase and foyer revamp when I noticed a glaring eyesore. Let’s just say that it wasn’t me who decided to put the control to our home alarm system at perfect eye level, sticking out like one sore thumb. In my newly upgraded space, it just looked all wrong. So I decided to cover it with a miniature painting of my own. When I proposed the idea to Mr. CG, he stated with perfect British inflection, “How very James Bond of you.”
I recommended these dogwood prints in a mood board for Kelly several months back. They’ve always stuck in my mind, for their color, and their botanical simplicity. Unfortunately, they’re a bit of an investment at $288 for the pair.
So in an attempt to inject a pop of peacock blue into my neutral space, I came up with my own imitation, based on the cherry tree branches that sit in my foyer. Channeling Van Gogh, I used some acrylic paints leftover from my art classes to create a little work of art . Here’s my little $5 knockoff.