Saturday, July 2, 2011

Guest Room Artwork

For the guest room I knew I wanted some inexpensive, DIY artwork that would bring in the gray and yellow I was using throughout the room.

A few weeks ago I went on a weekend trip to Atlanta with some friends and we hit up Ikea. While there I grabbed a bunch of white picture frames (love Ikea frame prices!) and knew that I could use them for guest bedroom art.

My friend Kelly, the artist, whipped up some art with paint chips (free!) in gray and yellow. She also used some cardstock that I already had. She is a genius.

Kelly used the quilt and pillows in the room as inspiration and designed the art around those things.

I am so impressed by what she did for this room! She also used a scrap piece of fabric left over from the curtains.

The art really ties the whole room together.

Above the bed she also drew two pieces for me and in the middle she used another scrap piece of fabric.

I wanted her to draw something personal to where we live so that it would be more meaningful. The piece on the left is a drawing of the Saturn V rocket since we live in "The Rocket City" and I work at NASA. You can't get much more meaningful than that!

More zig-zag-y goodness.

The piece on the right is a drawing of a Yellowhammer, which is our state bird. I think this little guy turned out so cute!

Kelly did an amazing job and I'm so thankful I have an artist friend to call on for things like this, because I can barely draw a stick figure... =)


The Atwoods said...

Love it! It's so great you have an artistic friend who did this for you for free! :)

Kara said...

Love this!! I need that kind of friend too...I can't draw a straight line with a ruler to save my life! The art work looks great, great job!

Hope you're having a great 4th of July today!


Tricia said...

love it!

Pam said...

What a great job she did! I have a million of those ikea frames too!