February 20, 2011

A Little Less Harry…

… and a lot more Happy.

Yep, we can officially wave good-bye to ole “harry”, a little DIY artwork project I bombed whipped up last week. He had to go. Plain and simple. And with his new version comes a few of our favorite photos. We’re loving the look of our new dining art wall.

We switched up the font in the “you make me happy when skies are gray” print to something a little more delicate. Originally I was really digging the bolder fonts until we tried out a little sample of this new one on our wedding date frame. It reads a little more light-hearted and fun, which is exactly the feel we’re going for. And since we’re trying to work a few new colors into our home, we threw in some dark teal and olive into the mix as well.

We debated back and forth between black and white photos versus color for the longest time. Finally, after way too much of my indecision hubster declared he no longer gave a crap we settled on the idea that we prefer black and white photos when doing a large gallery and color for smaller groups. But don’t hold me to that. You know we’re fickle around here. We went with simple white frames and white matting (Ikea’s Ribba frames) to really maximize the emphasis on the actual photos.

We also had some totally awesome maternity shots done that have some serious yellow accents in them. We’re thinking our master revamp is going to be absolute perfect place to show these off. Can’t wait to get started on that!

Psst – Locals can check out this post for details on our oh-so-awesome photographer.


12 thoughts on “A Little Less Harry…

  1. jessica

    i love your “you make me happy..” print! where did you get it? Been searching for a great one like that for my little girl! Thanks!

    1. Jessie R. Post author

      Hey Jessica! I actually just took the DIY route for this print. I used photoshop to get the look I wanted and then had it printed on some heavier paper over at Kinkos. Super easy project for some instant art 🙂 Hope this helps.

  2. Liana

    It looks amazing, I loved your chalkboard wall and I’m painting one right now. You are really good at what you’re doing. Would you be able what font and size did you use for the writing “you make me happy”. Thanks a lot.

    1. Jessie R. Post author

      Hi Liana!
      Thanks so much 🙂 We used “Just the Way You Are” font which can be downloaded for free here. Not sure on the specific size but I remember only having to play around with it a bit before it looked right. Hope this helps!

  3. Kristen

    Hi Jessie! I love your framed wall art. I was wondering what size frame you used for the “you make me happy” print. I love it!

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  5. lindsey

    Hi! I’m not sure if you’ll see this comment now or not, but wondering what size the frames are? Trying to make a wall similar to this.


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