A Pinteresting Project: Subway Art

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We've lived in our current house since mid-June, and though it feels like "home" to me, I still haven't quite settled all the way in - mostly in regards to wall hangings.  To me, that is a key part of decorating, and yet it is such a daunting task!  Add to the fact that we move about every three years or so and get to re-figure out our decor arrangement each time (and my lack of natural creative talent), and I just get a little overwhelmed.

My last two houses were literally identical (same exact townhouse floor plans; we were moved due to renovations) and wall space was at a premium there.  The house before was very oddly configured and again, wall space was limited.  The house before that was our first place together, and I was still pulling in couches and tables from the side of the road to furnish my house, so I could have given a rat's behind what was on my walls.  Now, in our current house, we seem to have a plethora of wall space that I've never had to deal with before.  A lot of the things I used to have hanging up I'm just not in love with anymore, plus my wall "situation" is so odd (living room lighting...cathedral ceiling...), so my house looks like this (forgive the funky lighting):

You get the idea.  Lots of awkward wall space that I just don't know what to do with.  Oh, and a tight budget.

I have never heard of "subway art" until my not-so-secret love affair with Pinterest.  Go figure, the idea is yet another adorable thing that I just can't seem to live without!  I think they are creative and cute, capturing whatever emotion, thoughts, or season and holiday you wish.  Oh, and cheap!  Easy-peesy, especially when I can leave the old printed art in the frame still behind the newest one being displayed.

I decided I wanted to do this over my kitchen dry-erase calendar.  There is a huge gap of wall above it that feels like something should be there, but aside from a clock (which I don't need there), I didn't know what else to do with.

I looked around on Pinterest and Google for different printables, and last month I decided on this one:

Isn't it cute? I was very eager about fall, and the "food" and "hot cocoa" caught my eye.  Here is where you can find the downloadable file and thank the designer :)

Now that its October, I printed another one (which you can print for yourself here):

Not too bad for a $5 Wal-Mart frame and a few minutes worth of googling :)  

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  1. Thanks! I'm all about cute, cheap, and easy! (At least to decorating... haha!)


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