It went from being a weird gallery wall that was dwarfed with all the negative space...
To having two simple frames on a polka dot wall...
To adding little frames on the sides of those, to beef it out a bit more...
And yet still, I am restless. Luckily, the other day a good friend of mine gave me some coffee bags from her work (given to me with the caveat of "I better see these on the internet"). They have a great texture and I loved the large scale of them (large art will always be my favorite, down with small frames!)
Per Jenny's constant advice, I tried to hang them a little bit lower than I normally hang things on my wall. I swear, I read ONCE in a magazine like ten years ago to hang things higher to ~draw the eye up~ and even though it doesn't work and is not aesthetically pleasing, I cannot let go of it. Maybe these even still need to go a bit lower towards the couch?
I like that they take up a bit more space of this giant stupid wall, and that they tie into the burlap table runner next door in the dining room:
So thank you, Cafe Mustache, for continuing to feed my restlessness / help me display my caffeine addiction loud and proud. For those not familiar, Cafe Mustache is a local coffee shop here in Logan Square, and its great. They do a music trivia night on the third Thursday of every month, if ever you feel like coming and having your ass handed to you by Andy and his freakishly enormous brain. They are also currently doing a Kickstarter to expand into the recently-vacated space next door. If you love small businesses and are in a position to kick a little bit in for one of my favorite spaces in the city, that would be super kind of you.
And because I love this stuff, what's the strangest non-art art you've ever hung on your walls?