Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kitchen Progress

This post comes to you after weeks of pleasant changes (which is why I haven't posted in so long...forgive me!).

When I last spoke of the kitchen, I showed the pre and post painting pictures. We have made a few more additions, though we aren't done completely. To start, I visited the site 20x200 which is a site that you can purchase various pieces of limited edition wall art in a variety of sizes at a variety of prices. According to their website,

"When we first launched, the smallest size was reprinted in the largest batch — an edition of 200 — and sold at the lowest price — $20. Hence the name 20x200".

Cute/Witty right? Since I am a visual artist, I tend to enjoy things that aren't of the norm, and I pay close attention to certain details. Okay, maybe I'm just anal. Tomato Tomahto. Any who, I didn't know what kind of imagery would look nice in a kitchen. I didn't want anything that screamed, "This is a kitchen!!", but I didn't want anything that screamed, "This is NOT a kitchen!!". After searching, I came across this image:

It's called "Ideal Bookshelf 102: Cooking" by Jane Mount. According to her,

"I paint people's ideal bookshelves: your favorite books, books that changed your life, books that made you who you are."

Granted, I'm not a chef, but I still appreciate the design of book covers and such. So I ordered it. The best part about it is that I already had a frame in mind to use (re-purpose!). I was planning to get a mat board to place the image inside of the mat and have Michaels (or whoever) cut it down to size. Then miraculously, as I was cleaning out the guest room closet (more on that later), I found old art work of mine and old mat board! Hence, I did my own matting and framing.
The final piece:

Oh, did I mention that I bought a rug it Ikea that was only $20?! Hopefully it won't fall apart, ha! It's held up well thus far.
Here it is all together:
Now I just need to find a new light fixture to replace the fluorescent one that is there, and attempt to organize/decorate the pantry. Okay, maybe I'm being a little overzealous on that one.

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