Living in an old farmhouse with so much charm has been really fun. Our home has crown molding throughout, amazing old wood doors, large baseboards and old windows. While the windows are really fun and add to the charm of our house they don’t bode well for keeping the house warm in the winter or cool in the summer as they are all painted shut. More and more houses in our neighbourhood are removing the old windows and putting in new more energy efficient windows. We haven’t gotten there yet but it will definitely be in our future.
As most parents of small children can attest, you end up with a large amount of paintings and drawings. With both kids in preschool we also end up with art projects multiple times a week. Needless to say I wanted to create a place to display some of their art work that wasn’t just the fridge.
Since it is no surprise I love a gallery wall and embroidery hoops I thought this artwork display would be a great addition to my living room gallery wall.
Decorating a large space can be overwhelming and finding the right balance of furniture and accents on the wall I find to be the trickiest part. Those things plus a lack of knowing what my ‘style’ is caused us to live in our house for over a year before anything major was put onto the walls. In my defence we were coming from a very small apartment so what works in 500 sq ft doesn’t always translate well to 1500 sq ft.