the hubbs and I visited Europe back in 2003. And while there, we went to Paris.
You see this city in films, in photography, and in books…but none of those do this city justice. When we were there, I fell in love…the city, the sounds, the food, the people, their way of life, the cobblestones, and all the historical edifices. A city full of life, history, passion, and art…I could go on.
And with that trip, I brought back a couple souvenirs that I can’t believe I completely forgot about.
This dirt cheap drawing I bought from a peddler on the street.
And this city map that the concierge gave us at the hotel.
This subway map is actually on the reverse side of the city map.
I scanned it, printed it out & placed it in a frame that I bought from a thrift store this week.
I hung the large map in our living room.
I wanted a large frame, but didn’t find one that I liked & I didn’t want to spend the money to buy a new one. So I used a dry erase board that wasn’t being utilized, some art paper collecting dust, and just taped them all together.
The Notre Dame drawing & the subway map found homes on the side wall in my office area.
I also managed to finish the area in my office where the printer is. This is where we left off with the creative space progress.
I wanted a place to hang wrapping paper, kraft paper & my growing collection of washi tape. So I bought 1 in. wooden dowels at Michael’s, a set of 6 coat hooks from Wal-Mart, and created a little craft area above the printer.
Was gonna put this in the sewing area, but I want to keep that area strictly for sewing.
I also added more life to that wall shelf…a clay pot from the dollar store that I painted black chevrons on; the monogrammed tray; some journals, a swedish motif book, an owl friend I found at Target for $2.50, and an old painting I found at a thrift store ages ago.
I think I may have bought too much washi tape for the last DIY date though…got a lil’ carried away hehe
This space is starting to really take shape. And I can’t believe I’m gonna say this…but I’m rethinking the curtains! I know, I know…I’m soo indecisive =/ What do you guys think? Love the curtains? Or hate em?