Gallery walls are not just for museums

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This is the wall in my bathroom. The images are a collection of pictures and knick knack from my travels.

 

I have to talk about walls again. My favorite way to decorate is to hang things on the wall. Pictures, knick knacks, hooks, planters, whatever.

If there is wall space I will find an object to fill it.

There’s no need to be nervous about putting holes in your wall. You can always patch them later.

Don’t be scared about how to hang stuff. Just get a nail and hammer and hang it.

And don’t worry about properly framing things. Traditional framing is EXPENSIVE even with a 50% off coupon from Michael’s.

So let goooo of the idea that things must be framed. That is the quickest way to not to get anything up.

Think about mounting your image on foam board instead. Mounting gives your photo or art a professional finish without trapping it in a frame, and it is wayyyy cheaper.

I have a great local art shop by me that will mount anything, and even include a little hanger on the back for peanuts.

Or just grab some masking tape and stick it to the wall. It will look really cute, I promise.

So grab that hammer,  go make some holes and display all of your cute things!

 

My hanging garden

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Look at how cute these are hanging in the corner!

 

 

I am a sucker for hanging things from my ceiling. I got these flowers from a freecycle friend who was getting rid of her giant vase and silk flowers. I wanted to make these into barrettes, but I cut my hair so it wouldn’t look good.

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Here’s my cutie flower (and dog) before I bent it to hang.

 

 

Instead, I did a little bending and hooking, and look at how cute these turned out.  Share your cute projects with me not twitter. I’m @evassolo!

 

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Close-up!

 

#CuteFind: The cat in the plant

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This darling #Cutefind combines my two favorite loves, plants and cats. One of my mother-in-law’s crafty gal pals found this for me at a garage sale. I was thrilled to receive it, yet confused why anyone would get rid of this.

If you have a #CuteFind, drop me a line on the Twitter machine (@whatacutehouse) or shoot me an email, evassolo@gmail.com.

#CuteFind: We’re all nuts here

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The cutest squirrel I’ve ever seen.

I had to make a quick run to the Goodwill yesterday. I needed some khaki shorts for my new part-time, summer gig as a tram driver/tour guide for the Morton Arboretum.

I always do a quick scan in the home goods section. And this is what I found. The cutest, playfullest, little ceramic squirrel. She was a little pricier than I would have like, topping in at 4.99$, but I still couldn’t resist.

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Her new home.

And now she’s found her home among my other woodland creature, the very rare, green Siamese cat. Who carefully guards my wine collection.

If you have a #CuteFind, share it with me on the twitter machine, @whatacutehouse. I would love to feature it here.

#CuteFind: Pull up a chair to my vintage table

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I had a really good #cutefind shopping trip today. I stumbled on an estate sale in my neighborhood and found this darling vintage metal TV tray. And it was only 5$ bucks! I love it. 

If you have a #cutefind for your cute house, share it with me on the twitter machine, @whatacutehouse. 

 

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