Wednesday 20 June 2012

Wall Envy

One of the things about never getting around to doing any proper decorating is that I often fall into the trap of buying little knick-knacks in the hope that new cushions/a throw/some candles will detract from the dirty handprints on the walls and the peeling paint.

You'd think I'd have learned my lesson by now, and that really I might be better off with a lick of paint, rather than spending money on pretty things that catch my eye...however, I saw these prints at Wall Envy Art via someone on Twitter recently and I just fell in love. It's a set of three vintage French dictionary pages with a print and handpainted watercolour illustration of the weather. As my husband is half French, and I studied French at university, it seemed like the perfect combination of a bit of fun heritage and the British obsession with the weather!

All I need to do now is find a place to do them justice. At the moment they are on the mantlepiece in the spare bedroom, but I fear all that does is highlight how badly the fireplace needs restoring...


  1. Nice! But you're right: get the knick-knacks or whatever as inspiration for your design theme BUT first get the room in tip-top shape to begin the actual decorating. Yes, get out that paint first :-)

    Painting isn't always the "fun part" but it often is one of the first steps to a great finalized project. As a decorator, I always look to see if the bones are good enough to start working with. If not, make the necessary changes.

    1. Thanks for your comment Connie, and you're right of course - thankfully none of our rooms are so hideous or offensive that it makes too much difference at the moment - just a little tired!

  2. I love these, they are so unique. I do wonder quite in what room you could put them though. Maybe if they did English versions they would drop everything but the rain cloud!!


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