Okay. Don’t laugh. Yes, it’s taken me about a year to fill my frames! I promised I’d write a little update, though if you missed the first post be sure to check it out here.
I’m sure you guys will agree that I had to properly fill the frames. I knew my photographs would be a bit overwhelming in such large dimensions, especially as my bedroom is relatively small. So, the hunt began for some simple prints that would complement all the little bits and bobs on the shelves.
I kept my eyes peeled on my various shopping trips, especially in places like The Range, B&Q, and Primark. I purchased a cute little kitten sketch found in the reduced section at Wilkinson’s, but unfortunately this little guy gave the wrong impression, despite looking very sweet amongst my candles.
In November of last year, I had tickets to attend Stylist Live with my sister. (This deserves a post of it’s own, though I’m yet to write one!) Wandering around the gorgeous stalls full of beauty, fashion, and home pieces, we were surrounded by prints. They featured all sorts of things, from gold foiled leaves to bright pink flamingos. The flamingos, I admit, were very tempting.
Towards the end of the day we discovered ‘My Shining Amour’, a stall selling prints, jewellery, and candles. The first print to jump out at me was the ‘K I L L I N G I T’ print in a beautiful white frame. This print looks clean and simple, with the letters equally spaced in light sans serif capitals, which happens to be my favourite form of lettering. (Please excuse my nerd moment.) I knew it would look perfect in my larger frame. Now I just had to find a smaller print to complement it.
Looking further around the stall we saw that they had many more great pieces. This included a little candle with ‘I focking love you’ written on the side. The design was amazing in itself, but it also smelt incredible. (I later discovered that the scent was lime, basil, and mandarin.) I was on my best behaviour and so resisted the candle, but if you like the sound of it then you can find it online here. The stall also had a number of other gorgeous prints, some of which included rose gold foiling on the lettering. I can’t emphasise enough how much I love it when a brand gets a logo or some text foiled. It looks beautiful, and knowing how much work goes into it makes it all the more impressive!
This leads me on to my second print: ‘Goal digger’ I absolutely love this print, and it looks gorgeous trimmed down and framed. Waking up to it every morning reminds me that I’ve got goals, and that I can reach them. That might be saving money, completing a design at work, or simply getting out of bed that day. Looking up and seeing this elegant script font and rose gold foiling reminds me how hard I worked to get where I am, and how much further I want to get. This print was originally the same size as ‘K I L L I N G IT’, but I decided to cut it down and pop it in my spare frame to sit alongside my rose gold trinkets.
Of course, after putting my prints in their frames I had to have a little re-jig of all my little bits and bobs — the refresh was a welcome change. These ledges are now complete: clean, non-intrusive, but elegant.
Have you found any nice prints recently? I’d love to see them! Who knows, I might need another refresh next year!
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