I have this vision - which is scary in itself. When I get a vision, I have to follow through with it. It is a must and it is usually because my vision is perfect - of course. ha! No, really it is! Well, perfect for me anyway.
My current vision in our house is to decorate the bottom of our staircase. There is a little nook that I have the perfect "look" selected. I've wanted this bench from Ballard Designs. I WILL purchase this bench soon (see no bargain here), it is the perfect size for our nook. Well maybe I can score a 15% or 10% off, if I hit their website deals just right.
|Ballad Designs Dorchester 2-seat bench|
I wanted to put a VERY over sized art picture above this. Picking a specific art picture is so hard! But so is finding a VERY large art print. Who knew? I wanted it to fit us, as a family, tell a little about us and not be some random picture that just fits the space. When I was in Zgallerie I saw this amazing text print of Chicago streets. I thought, that is perfect! I'm from the Chicagoland area, we got married in the Chicagoland area. But the picture is $379 and would have to be shipped AND I don't know if I LOVED it. It didn't have the streets that I really knew or that were personal to us. But, I was still going to purchase it. I kept looking at it online - it even went on sale for 20% off. I still didn't buy it. I just thought geesh $379 is a lot of money.
|Zgallerie Chicago print|
Then a light bulb went off. I can totally make this myself, duh. I'm a graphic designer I can design this. Oh yes I can!
The process has begun and I'm so excited. Even Josh loves the personal design. I still need to find the right frame - and if I can't find the right frame size - I'll just adjust the design image. Love that I can just adjust as needed! Now I'm off to find a 32 x 60 frame! Yes, it's that BIG!
|Custom designed street sign by ME - Renee Hansen|
I will post pictures of the complete project. But if you love this too, I would totally do one for you at any size! I may charge a small fee for my time, but I just hope you love it as much as I do. AND it's so us. I just had to share.