Old Things, New Wall

After moving into my downtown Kansas City apartment, I finally gave in to decorating.

You know, the real kind of decorating where you try to make things match and nails are pounded into the walls because the landlord allows it. Maybe not even that. It is the fact that there is no expiration date on this apartment yet, unlike the last five years of my college life. It is a new start, with new walls.

I’ve always been a big fan of collages. The organized chaos is attractive. What is fun about one wall with one piece of art on it?

I have many walls in my apartment, and my favorite one is in this little nook where the dining room/craft table is. It is a quaint little space, and it deserves to have an equally quaint wall. The nook first had a triptych of Moulin Rouge dance posters from France, and it was OK. Not the best, but OK.

Nook Before (Forgive me for the photo quality.)

Nook Before
(Forgive me for the photo quality.)

I’ve been collecting hanging pieces for the past couple of months, and I can safely say that each piece in my collage means something special to me. Here are all of my treasures in their final glory.

Nook After

Nook After

How about a closer look?

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Top: A portrait of Mary Lynn, my cat, done by my lovely friend MacKenzie Bottom: A needlepoint of a hummingbird and my most recent craft project completion

Top: A portrait of Mary Lynn, my cat, done by my lovely friend MacKenzie
Bottom: A needlepoint of a hummingbird and my most recent craft project completion

A half-completed paining done by my late Grandma Wright. She was a very talented lady, and I love this.

A half-completed paining done by my late Grandma Wright. She was a very talented lady.

This group of pears was painted by my Grandma Beisker. And I just happen to love pears. I'm lucky to have two very talented women as my grandmothers.

This group of pears was painted by my Grandma Beisker. And I just happen to love pears. I’m lucky to have two very talented women as my grandmothers.

Top Left: A watercolor of imaginary wild flowers. Top Right: An embroidery project of a diatom done by my dear friend Erica. Bottom Left: A cross stitch that reads 'Be Calm', which is something that needs to be remembered. Bottom Right: Various embroidery stitches.

Top Left: A watercolor of imaginary wild flowers.
Top Right: An embroidery project of a diatom done by my dear friend Erica.
Bottom Left: A cross stitch that reads ‘Be Calm’, which is something I that needs to be remembered.
Bottom Right: Various embroidery stitches.

A soft crochet sculpture that I recently finished. I found my inspiration from Cornflower Blue Studios- check them out!

A soft crochet sculpture that I recently finished. I found my inspiration from Cornflower Blue Studios- check them out!

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Now, go put some stuff on your walls and decorate! It will feel good.

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