Have you met Parabo Press yet? I’m kind of super obsessed. They are an App based printing company that has cool products to pop your images into. We met them at Alt and fell in love at their mini-party where they printed tons of Alt attendees images and covered the walls in custom art. Of all their products, my favorite are the color engineer prints. Parabo gifted all Alt attendees with a color engineer print – and I can’t even tell you how much I love it. (Be sure to see the generous offer Parabo has for you at the bottom of the post!)
When I moved into my studio, I knew I wanted to take a slow-and-steady approach to decorating. One of the spots that really had me stumped was this awkward wall space – the tall window and the short window already look odd and I didn’t want to add to the oddness! I briefly considered printing one of my client images really big – but it was so awkward, I didn’t want clients to falsely think that big prints would then look awkward in their homes.
I wanted an art piece there – something fun or quirky and a little unexpected. Should I paint one? Buy it? Photograph something? I had no idea… so I thought about it for almost 18 months… and then Parabo walked into my life.
When I snapped this image on my phone while setting up Valentine mini sessions, I knew it was the one I’d been waiting for. Parabo offers a variety of hanging options – and the one I love the best is the wood rails. Road block – my print was going to be horizontal and not vertical. Enter – DIY poster print hangers.
FMG bought two 8 foot lengths of 1×2 wood, cut them in half and sanded them smooth.
A can and a half of copper spray paint later and they had a cool shiny-penny finish – though they would have been equally pretty in a gray or charcoal stain.
Cup hooks for hanging on the top rails and adhesive magnet strips down the length of both the front and back on the top and bottom “insides” and some pretty turquoise twine from our favorite dollar spot and boom.
Fun, oversized, statement art.
Its one of my images, so it feels at home in my studio, but it’s not a beautiful family image in a weird spot. I also love that it’s easily swapped out if I get the itch to rearrange. Which happens often in here – the beauty of a creative space!
Speaking of rearranging – I think I like this chair here – it was closer to my entry and kind of got lost. Maybe I’ll switch out the pink pillow for a gold one – but I’m diggin the chair here now. What do you think?
Short creamy linen chair or teal velvet wingback? Either way – I love the art!