Last week, I shared a tutorial for our gigantic art ledge. I'm back today to share the final product, complete with our art sources. Sticking with some of my favorite affordable art sources, I was able to keep the costs relatively low, but still achieve that collected look that I love. It took me a while to land on the final pieces for the ledge, but I'm so happy with the final product.
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- The 8th grade middle school boy in me found this print from Costco just hysterical. I wanted some text to balance out the images in the other pieces and this script and block letter combo worked great.
- Another Costco print, I loved the color and the simplicity of this abstract triangle and rectangle image. I love a black and white combo, and the blush softens the image.
- Inspired by Rebecca Atwood's book Living with Pattern, I made my own potato print using an old napkin, a potato from the pantry, and navy blue paint. Framing fabric is a nice change of texture compared to the other pieces on our ledge.
- The fire escape stair photography is also from Costco and reminds me of my college house in the city. The angles of the stairs are a nice juxtaposition to the curves of the potato print.
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- The last of our Costco prints, the colors in this abstract really complimented the rest of our home.
- This abstract by Katie Craig on Minted took my breath away. The colors and the movement are beautiful and I've moved this piece from room to room in our house.
- I took a to-go bag from the restaurant where Josh and I had our first date and popped it in a frame. Every time I see this little cowfish, I think about our first date. The rest is history, as they say!
For frames, I stuck with 3 main frames in different sizes and chunky white mats to give a uniform look. I varied them horizontally and vertically to keep your eye moving from frame to frame and included two square frames to mix it up a bit more.
This ledge makes a huge impact in person-- it's even bigger than it looks in pictures-- and is a nice alternative to the very popular gallery wall. I'm definitely enjoying this mix of art, but I also know myself, I might be switching it up in a month!