Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Art For The Basement Walls

I have been redecorating the basement for the kids. It has always been their playroom but the room needed to "grow" with them and required updating. I wanted to move toward adding more color with the artwork. I have some old and found some new ones which I am incorporating into the plan for the space.

Last summer I purchased some stunning prints from Etsy shop, Margin. These Kaleidescope Flora pieces have so much vibrant color and are such fun. I thought they would be beautiful displayed as a set. These are just the patterns. Each is sold separately as an A4 size print.

I have found the perfect frames for them and will share those with you later.

We have had these 2' 3" x 1' 6" laminated wall maps from Lakeshore Learning Store for a few years. They have great color and the kids still use them as learning tools and to play school so I have held on to them.


This metal subway sign was purchased last year on ebay.

And this huge, stunning piece was created on brown paper by my daughter, Isabel, a couple of years ago, when she was 12. At the time she did it, it was just a person. I have interpreted it to be a person in motion - dancing, exercising, having fun. This was part of an art class in school. By the time the piece made it home at the end of the school year it had been rolled up and had crinkles all over. It lends the piece some texture, I think.

 I purchased a roll of white paper from Michaels' last year and used Mod Podge to adhere the brown paper piece onto it to give it a frame of sorts and to highlight the piece against the taupe wall color. It is now 3' 2" x 5' 2".

This artwork has been up on a wall in the basement for a while - an appropriate spot which will be shared with you in time.

So far so good. The basement is coming together.

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  1. I love those Etsy prints. I can't wait to see it all in your basement.

  2. Don't you love kid's artwork! The bright prints will give it a fun punch of color!

  3. Great prints! Looking forward to seeing it all come together.

  4. Love the kaleidoscope prints and your daughter's artwork! This basement is going to be Happy and Fun with a capital H and F!

  5. I just found your blog and I adore it! Loving all the artwork you have gathered, and the art your daughter created for the basement. That will add such a personal touch! Excited to be your newest follower and follow along. :)



  6. I can't wait to see the finish room Lisa and I know it'll be wonderful. You put so much into the spaces you do I hope your kids appreciate Mom.


  7. The Etsy prints are fantastic (I may have to get some myself!). Can't wait to see how it all comes together - it looks like it is going to be a bright and happy space.

  8. Love those prints! Can't wait to see it all put together!

  9. Oh wow, I love all of these! I've long been a fan of maps, and I'm really digging that kaleidescope art!

  10. What lovely art prints! Love them all!

  11. Love all your prints - those kaleidoscope prints are so cheerful and just gorgeous! xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)