Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jolly Holiday

We've lived in our house for almost 4 years now and still have empty walls in most of the rooms. It's not that we don't have anything to hang...I have a lot of artwork, but I can't really decide where or how I want to hang it. I think I'm a little scared too. Our walls were such a mess when we moved in, so after patching, sanding, priming, and painting, I kind of hesitate to do anything that could ruin all that hard work. But now my husband has given me an ultimatum. I can't buy any more artwork until I get the pieces I already have up on the walls! Time to get to work. 

I'm starting with the big blank wall above the stairs going down to our basement. I bought a gigantic Ikea frame for this Rilo Kiley poster before finding a smaller frame that fit it better, but then I was left with a big empty frame. It fits perfectly on that wall though, and since I didn't know what to put in it, I decided to let Abe paint a giant picture to fill it for now. 

I simply flipped over the huge piece of paper that came with the frame, squirted some fingerpaints on it, and let him go to town.

I gave him a couple kitchen utensils to paint with, but he seemed to prefer just sliding around on his feet.

Every time Abe sees his finished painting, he tries to climb into it like that Jolly Holiday scene from Mary Poppins. I guess it's more fun to be in the painting than staring at it from the outside.

Still need to hang it, but at least it's framed and ready to go! 

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