Friday, October 7, 2011

Personalized home art

I am big on making the items I use to accessorize my home personal. Over the past few years we have moved more often than we planned to. We have now purchase three different homes. I am very much hoping that this one is more permanent than the last two ended up being. But each of those homes have been special to us, if for different reasons. The first home.... well obviously, was the first home we purchased as a couple. We felt like such "grown ups" when we accomplished that. In our next home we tackled updating an older home which had been a dream of both of ours. We did our first kitchen makeover and floor refinishing. So I wanted to include a small reminder of those homes here in this house.

I had the three picture frame laying around unused. I took a picture of the front of each of our three homes and edited with Adobe using the pencil sketch filter. I just place the pictures in and put small labels with the street address under each picture. I found the tiny keys at a scrapbook store and thought they would make a cute accent. At the top is a larger lable with a quote "There is nothing half so pleasant as coming home again." On the left is an extra scussion plate from the house we fixed up. On the right are just some vintage keys my husband's Grandma gave me.

Here are some close up pictures of each house.

Our current home

The older home we fixed up

Our first home.

It is just a small way to include a little of our family history.


  1. I love it, especially at a time I'm feeling nostalgic about my own.

  2. Ooh, Lori, I love this idea!! Aaaand... will probably copy it somehow.

  3. Nothing beats personalization! I do the same around my house. :) (new follower here!)