Since the beginning of the year, I have been busy designing, painting and retouching a lot of new art for another artwork challenge. I love to participate in Minted’s art challenges because they help me keep my creative fuel flowing. Being part of the Minted community is really about personal development and the freedom to design what you want. In this challenge, Minted is partnering with West Elm and both stores will select winning art prints. It seems like 2017 is putting me into a beautiful watercolor mood. So here are a couple of watercolor pieces that I am entering into the competition this weekend. Do you think you can choose a favorite? Vote for us here.
Make sure you visit minted in February and vote for Trendy Peas. And if you are a designer and would like to join the fun, click here to see how. While there is still time to enter, you have to hurry because design submission ends Tuesday the 31st!
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What can you do with some copper hardware and chunky yarn? Well, a gorgeous wall tapestry off course! We’ve put together another DIY project in partnership with Project Nursery. We’ve designed a DIY wall hanging tapestry that is easy to make, affordable, and it looks super GOOD. You can use this décor item in the baby nursery, as well as a bedroom, or family room. So, visit the post here to see the step-by-step instructions and all the materials you will need. Happy decorating!
We are hoping to keep 2017 very artful. How about you? Are you looking for some new art for your home? Take the time NOW to enjoy 20% off on all art until January 10th. Shop for the kids or shop for the home because January is the best month for new beginnings. Forget about that awkward fear of gallery walls and give your walls joy in 2017!
Happy 2017! I am so excited for new beginnings and many new projects that I hope this year will bring us. Last year we worked on some great projects, like the room for seven, the rustic chandelier, and one of my favorites, my office makeover.
We started the office remodel sometime in the summer. We wanted to make the room brighter, more feminine, more welcoming, and more Trendy. Get it? Prior to the makeover, the space did what it was supposed to do but didn’t feel very inspiring. It had a great working area for three computers and lots of storage space. With two big windows, the lighting was pretty good, but the dark-colored walls felt a little sad. I also wanted to transform this office into a shared space, creating room for a play area for the kiddos.
So for this office makeover to work, we focused on the following items: