Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Staircase Artwork: tweet tweet

You might have caught a glimpse of  our new staircase artwork yesterday.
I was shopping for powder room artwork at Michaels when I stumbled on to these little birdie prints. I fell in LOVE but I had no idea where to put them, so I may, or may not have, hidden them behind some posters of Justin Beiber  for a couple days until I could think of the perfect place for them.


Honestly two days later I still couldn't think of the perfect place to put them, but I did have a 40% off coupon so I took a leap of faith, knowing that something I loved that much would find a perfect spot in our home! They Did!!!


I LOVE the spot at the top of the steps.

Here's how the staircase looked before we moved in:

and After:

We painted the panels at the top of the stairs in the same trim color as the rest of the house (Martha Stewart's Heavy Cream), but I think that it's the bird prints that keeps me coming back for more.


Total Cost:
Pictures $30 for the set . . . - 40%   =  $18
Set of two black frames $10 . . .- 40%   =  $6
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Total Cost                                        =  $24  I love Michaels Coupons . . .  and birdy prints!

Anyone else hidden anything in a store? . . . come on . . . you can tell me ;)



13 comments:

  1. Oh how funny! I haven't hidden anything, but thanks for the tip!!! You've found the perfect place for them.

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  2. I have totally done that before! And it works. =) Love your new artwork and the staircase looks beautiful.

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  3. Oooh, I have the same pictures, but mine are canvas square ones from Target. LOVE them, and they look great on your staircase!

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  4. Hahahaha...I had to re-read your post! I thought initially you meant that once you got the prints home you hid them behind a Justin Bieber poster (so Lee wouldn't see, who knows?!) while you decided where to hang them...of course none of that makes sense and NOW I get it! But I thought, oh Ashli likes Justin, hmmmm...LOL! :-)

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  5. I love the bird art (and also the bird paintings you have in your library). I was browsing the bird-related prints on art.com and they have the same ones, in case anyone is looking for them.

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  6. I have hidden things too! ;) They are perfect in your stairwell. I like the bottom half of the wall painted cream. It looks so pretty. I love that your home has such character... the paneled walls, trim, crown mouldings, paneled doors. I wish I could convince my hubby to help me liven up our house. It is a no go for him.

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  7. I replied earlier, but for some reason it isn't showing up. I have the same ones! I got mine at JoAnns, but have too seen the canvas ones at Target. I love them. We have them in our back entryway.

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  8. I also thought you brought them home and wanted to hide them from Lee, hence the Justin B. tactic:) you never seemed like a JB type of gal:) I haven't ever really thought of your little tip, BUT if you ever see a pair of sox on the flour/sugar shelves @ Walmart....yep, that's me....too silly far backtracking to the sock dept. so maybe another customer will think they are cute and pick them up...or the gal stocking shelves will curse me:0

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  9. I LOVE that's I'm not the only one hiding things in stores :).
    Thank you Eileen, If anyone's looking for the prints you can find them at ART.COM under bird prints!!!
    And for the record . . . there are NO posters of Justin Beiber in our house, haha Although he is Canadian, and oh so cute . . . okay I might have to add a justin beiber poster to the house!! ;) I was thinking right when you walk in the front door haha

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  10. Love that you went ahead and brought your birdies home, instead of making them hide behind Bieber. But, I confess I have done that too and you made me laugh with the visual of them peeking out from behind the Bieb. They look great Ashli, as does everything you pick out!

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  11. I have the same pictures and also don't have the perfect spot for them! I framed them and everything, but don't know where to put them in the house. Maybe I will find a place someday! I have also hid things at stores. Hilarious that you have admitted that to us all! Love it!

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  12. I LOVE that you hid them in the store!!! I've totally done that, but I have to say I don't think I've done it in recent years ;)

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