Two years ago in August, we moved into our new house. I guess now it is just our house, but the following makes me feel better if I call it our new house.
I have exactly four things hanging on the wall. Two of them are prints hanging on nails inserted into holes that we forgot to putty when we painted. One is a concert poster and the other is this, because we have some really awesome memories of the city, from Ork Posters.
This is on an existing nail in the bathroom that we haven’t painted yet. It’s from linocutboy on Etsy.
And both of these (on New Years I just switched them around) are hanging off of a thumbtack in the kitchen. Super classy. They are from cicadastudio, also on Etsy.
Oh, and this is on the side of the fridge, so not quite hanging, but off the ground/counter nonetheless. By Aaron Bloom & Chelsey Scheffe, suprise, from Etsy too.
(Yes, that is a professional portrait of Sally. No, we did not pay for it)
But for every piece we have “hanging” – and let’s use that word loosely, nothing was carefully placed on a wall – we have about five others that are stuck in a closet, leaning against a wall or just sitting on a counter… totally forgotten about.
Another piece just arrived last week. Forever ago I had purchased a Groupon for a canvas print, and I finally got around to sending something off to them last month. I decided to do something from our wedding. Fact: we’ve been married for a year and the only wedding picture we have is a thank you card that we stuffed into a frame. The card is a postcard. The frame is square. So yeah, the kitchen isn’t the only place we keep it classy.
I didn’t want anything too typical so I went with a shoe shot, tweaked a bit in photoshop.
And now that’s just one more thing we have to hang up. But I’m using this as a kick in the pants. Here we go:
I, Jillian, resolve to hang at least 50% of the collection that is now, so elegantly, gracing the floors of my house.