Last year, this dining space in Royce Pinkwater's home, featured in House Beautiful, captured my imagination. The oversized photos (sadly, unattributed in the article), are fresh and completely unfussy, and I thought the look would be a perfect fit for my pint-sized apartment.

The wall behind my TV/credenza is one of those sticking-spots - you know, a space that doesn't quite work, and seems rather unfixable (I should specify:  unfixable on a tight budget). Faced with a blank wall, I busted out the poster board and tempra paints, swung by the IKEA, and came up with this temporary DIY "art" fix. Many months later, that "temporary" fix is acting rather permanent. Worst of all, the neutral palette in my otherwise colorful apartment just seems dull.

I still have my heart set on that marvelous botanical light-box look Pinkwater used to such great effect. After a LOT of online searching, I came across these prints by photographer Jenny Kraft over at The set is available in the ginormous size I need for about $200.00. Deal!

So, I tried a little (unsophisticated) photo superimposing.... What do you think?

Here's another shot of the room. 

A close up of a few color splashes. 

What do you think? Should I click "order" or keep searching? Love to hear your thoughts!
/Images/ House Beautiful via Splendid Sass/ Green artwork from All others, my own/


Sarah @Savvy Young Something said...

I think they would look great there! If you're looking for a cheaper fix and a way to add color, you could paint your current frames another tone of green, or even the mat. Also, have you explored the idea of taking your own photo and blowing it up? Those options are still pretty DIY, and I know it can be way more fun after lots of DIY projects to invest in real artwork, so if you love the pair and can spend $200, go for it! The color palette is simple enough that it could easily end up in a different space when you eventually move out of your little studio.

another student blogger said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Jean said...

Skyla, I would suggest shooting your own photos and maybe having some Photoshop fun with them. We can talk about it. I have full Photoshop or you can get Photoshop Elements for not too much (less than that $200 for sure).

Bromeliad said...

I like what you found but I liked your DIY artwork, too. Kind of cut the green with some black.

Bromeliad said...

I like what you found but I liked your DIY artwork, too. Kind of cut the green with some black.

Bromeliad said...

I like what you found but I liked your DIY artwork, too. Kind of cut the green with some black.

My Crafty Home Life said...

You can do better than 200. Have you thought of taking a picture and having it blown up? You could even custom color it first on one of the many software programs out there.

quintessence said...

I really like them but since you are so handy, perhaps one of these suggestions might be a more customizable and affordable route!

wasp removal glendale said...

That photo superimposed looks very nice.

Qing Cai said...

michael kors outlet
toms outlet
reebok shoes
swarovski outlet
hermes outlet
true religion canada
polo ralph lauren
michael kors uk
louis vuitton sunglasses
oakley sunglasses
beats by dre
prada sunglasses for women
michael kors handbags clearance
timberland boots
ralph lauren
coach outlet online
hollister clothing
lebron shoes
louis vuitton outlet
ray ban sunglasses
michael kors handbags sale
ray-ban sunglasses
mulberry handbags
true religion sale
ralph lauren polo
true religion uk
gucci outlet
oakley sunglasses
herve leger dresses
mbt shoes

John said...

coach factory outlet online
hollister uk
oakley sunglasses
michael kors handbags
cheap jordan shoes
nike flyknit racer
uggs outlet
michael kors outlet
mizuno running shoes
louis vuitton borse
christian louboutin shoes
nike tn
christian louboutin outlet
cheap air max
fitflops sale clearance
ralph lauren uk
ray bans
louis vuitton pas cher
converse shoes
adidas nmd white
coach outlet online
oakley vault outlet
skechers shoes
sac longchamp pliage
cheap jordans
nike huarache black
bottega veneta handbags
cheap jordan shoes
designer handbags outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
ugg outlet
nike air max 90
coach outlet
babyliss flat iron

chenmeinv0 said...

cheap ray ban sunglasses
michael kors outlet clearance
fitflops sale
michael kors handbags
prada handbags
coach factory outlet
michael kors outlet clearance
adidas superstar
nike huarache shoes
mlb jerseys

adidas nmd said...

replica rolex
cleveland browns jerseys
coach handbags
cheap jerseys
ralph lauren
oklahoma city thunder jerseys
dolce and gabbana shoes
pittsburgh steelers jersey
true religion outlet
supra shoes

John said...

gucci borse
coach outlet online
discount oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet store
air max
longchamp bags
pandora uk
montblanc pens
fendi bags

Yaro Gabriel said...

superdry uk
fitflops sale
supreme clothing
christian louboutin shoes
michael kors bags
dsquared clothing
nmd adidas
coach outlet
adidas outlet store
cheap snapbacks


adidas ultra boost
off white jordan 1
curry 5
lacoste online shop
lacoste outlet
ray ban sunglasses
nike zoom running shoe
oakleys sunglasses


Shop Hop, Great Steals, and some posts may include paid links. View our disclosure policy here.


Related Posts with Thumbnails