Quote poster

After my bedroom tour post, I got a lot of questions about my poster above my bed. It’s been awhile since I made it, but here is a quick lowdown of how I did it.

First off, to accomplish my vision I needed to paint the large wall behind my bed an accent color. And as you can tell, I love the color gray. It’s moody…just like me. :)  I found loads of great inspiration online, and then finally bit the bullet and tried a few colors from my neighborhood paint shop. The middle one was just slightly too dark, and the left one had a purple tint to it at night…so I went with the one on the right.


I have been collecting lots of wall decor inspiration these past few years, and found one with a large quote. I loved this because it goes with my typography thing I got going on.

But creating a large print would require a HUGE frame, and that could get expensive. So I did a little online research and found these great large format magnetic frames from Well Made. The frame seemed perfect for my use, and I really liked that they have such heavy duty magnets to hold the poster in place. The bonus is I can switch out the poster with little cost if I get tired of it,


To determine the correct size of artwork, I cut out some kraft paper and hung it on the wall to see how the size looked. I landed on 50″ x 60″ with some input from a friend. :)


I created my artwork in Illustrator and submitted my artwork on FedEx Office online, and picked it up a few days later.

Once the wall was all painted, I measured and marked the wall to hang the frame with the included hardware. After that was done, I was ready to insert the poster. What do you think of the quote? What should my next one be?


Etsy Finds – Desk Accessories

I worked from New York last week, so my nights were free to roam the city, as well as having some time at the hotel (and in the air) to browse the internet. On the plus side, it’s times like those that allow me to catch up on things (laundry not being one of them) and fantasize about how my office can be more zen. And thanks to this quote by Benjamin Franklin, I trolled Etsy last week for organizational inspiration. Here are a few of my favorite desk accessories I found this week, and yes…I may have bought one or two. :)

Maderacraft Handmade

You’ve all probably seen these molded bamboo stands around, but I particularly like the tablet holder in black walnut. I think it would go perfectly in my kitchen, to hold my iPad while I’m cooking! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve swiped on my phone or tablet and smeared food all over the front of the screen.


Rough Fusion

I have a few other concrete desk accessories on my desk at work, but a cell phone holder is not one of them! I had to get this one to add to my collection (er…I mean organization.) What I like the most about this one is that you can plug it in and still stand it upright.


Yield Design Co.

As much as I love digital photography, I miss traditional photographs. When you had a roll of 24 (vs 12) and how excruciating it was to wait for the developing. And how exciting it was to pick it up from the drugstore to see what surprises were inside! That was joy. With these rails I have a good excuse to print out some photos to display on my desk.