We finished our basement nearly a year ago, but we’re finally adding art to make it look lived in. Second to Target, Etsy is my go-to place for art and home accessories. Why? Because there are so many options, from around the world, right at your fingertips. That and, I love when I can get something custom-made to my specifications. A few weeks ago, I started a new series highlighting my recent Etsy purchases.
Since that post, I’ve also purchased a few small prints from Cat N Photography. I fell in love with the sweet sentiment of the Heart print, while the Float print will fit nicely into a gallery wall I have planned for the basement, but more on that when I get around to it. Both prints are 5 inches square. Fortunately, Cat had a BOGO sale, so I got both! For now, I have the Heart print on the guest room nightstand.
Cat was so friendly and accommodating; just a pleasure to work with. And, the quality of prints is fantastic. It looks great in an 8 inch square frame I swiped from the boys’ bedroom.
Now I have to find a few more cheap square frames. IKEA is in order.
I believe the art you have in your home should reflect your personality and as a bonus, it should have meaning. When I saw the Great Lakes in teal paper cut out art by Crafterall, it struck a chord with this Minnesota girl living in Montana.
I was thrilled to tear open that package. I got so giddy once I saw the cut out. The attention to detail is amazing.
Then, I saw Lake Superior in teal. I decided to pick one up as a gift. I’ve had great luck dealing with Etsy sellers, and Marnie is no exception. Seriously, she was friendly, thoughtful and super quick to respond to my messages. The art pieces were packaged nicely and arrived completely unscathed. Definitely impressed with Marnie, her products and service.
While browsing nature prints, I found another fantastic shop, Ara133 Photography. This shop specializes in surreal, abstract photography. Now, I usually don’t gravitate toward surreal art, but this isn’t too out there. Again, I made my purchases during a BOGO sale, so I got two prints. Both are 5 inches square, too. The Willow print has beautiful coloring and a nice balance of sky and leaves. Yep, still need to find a frame for this one, too. If You Listen has beautiful contrast of a bare tree against a bold blue sky.
Unknowingly, I got three pieces of art. What was the third piece? Ara133 Photography’s business card.
Seriously, it was too beautiful not to frame, so I dug out a 5 by 7 frame, cut a mat, popped it in and placed it in the small basement bedroom.
The blue statue and hazy purple-ish pink background coördinate perfectly with the blue and fuchsia color scheme I’m planning, but for some reason, the pinks don’t seem as bright in photos.
Please note: We were not compensated for this post, we simply love the items we’ve purchased from these shops and want to share with you!
All images found via the featured Etsy seller’s listing as linked above.