I’ve been guilty of it. Buying a piece of art for our home only because I needed to fill some wall space. In fact, when decorating our first house, I remember driving to a home decor chain store (in the mall) on a mission to find artwork to “match” our couch. I succeeded—or failed, depending on how you look at it:
(Circa 2002. There are so many things wrong here—but let’s just talk about the art today.)
As I’ve matured (or gotten older, whatever you want to call it), I’ve learned that what’s on our walls should match “us” and not our furniture.
Jamin and Ashley Mills came to the same realization several years ago. They’re a husband/wife blogger team at The Handmade Home who became frustrated with the price tags and selection when shopping for pieces to fill the walls of the family’s home. So, they took matters into their own hands and made their own creations:
They’re now sharing their ideas and projects in a new e-book:
I don’t have a lot of experience with e-books, but when they emailed me about it, I knew this is one I wanted to share with you all. They’ve provided lots of great ideas for creating pieces that will make your home feel like “you”.
The e-book contains 22 projects and over 250 pages of inspiration, with colorful photographs and step-by-step illustrations.
They’ve divided the projects into three categories: frames, art, and function. And, I appreciate that each project includes a supply list, difficulty level and estimated cost and time requirements. (The average cost of each project is around $35.) In other words, there are no surprises once you get in the middle of a project.
It’s available for $9.95 in a simple, easy-to-use PDF format with an accessible and affordable approach for all—no matter your skill level. Just click, download, and read. It's that simple, and if you have any questions, they'll be there to help you.
Just click on the button below to visit The Handmade Home where you can purchase your copy:
I have a couple of ideas about what I would like to attempt first. Can’t wait to hear what you make…. Christmas gifts, perhaps? :)