1. I love your daughter’s painting! We have framed kid art all over our house. My favorites are two pieces that their school sold at an “Art Gallery” event one year. One is a watercolor self-portrait and the other is a pen drawing of a grasshopper. I am always impressed at what my kids learn and produce in art class every year. Great old rug, too!

  2. Julia! I love that you framed it and hung it in the living room! Love the colors she used and so often you see abstract art and love it for the colors but it’s so much more special when your kids create it!! I love the rug so if you decide not to use it in there you need to find a space for it!!

  3. Love that your showing/displaying her art in a way that fits your style. Greyson drew me a piece for Christmas and I framed it, but I just can’t put my finger on where to put it. Hate when that happens! That rug is gorgeous!

  4. Your daughter’s art piece is amazing! Love the fact it’s hanging the “wrong” way! Maybe you could convince her that it makes it more “unique” that way???? Doubt that!
    I have a similar problem with a very valuable rug on my Grandmother’s. It’s raveling like yours and using it is only makes it worse. I have no idea what to do with it. I try it in different locations, and end up rolling it back up and putting it away.

  5. I love framing my kids’ art! It makes them feel good, and also, they make some great abstract pieces! Who needs to pay hundreds for that? I have especially framed my faves in my office which also houses their art area. I’m an artist, so I know how important it is to give them confidence in their creations at a young age. I also want to instill the love for art in them.


  6. I just put down a similar rug in our bedroom. It’s an 8×10′ rug, but has similar colors and fringe. I absolutely love it there. But our damn cats mess with it constantly. It is a game for them to see how quickly they can flip the corners up as soon as I fix them. I put carpet tape down last night, which works really well. However, I heard my cat pawing at a corner at 5:30 this morning – 30 minutes before my alarm goes off. @%$&*! So we’ll give it couple more days to see if they can behave or if they need to move out πŸ˜‰

  7. Love your sweet new abstract!! And that rug is gorgeous in your kitchen, you definitely need to find a place for it!! Happy weekend friend!

  8. It’s as if you commissioned that piece for your space! She did a great job, and it’s beautiful framed and hung in that spot!

  9. aw–all your favorite colors–so sweet–love it! And I’m definitely in love with that rug. cats…sigh.

  10. My daughter’s artwork is similar to your little lady’s. πŸ™‚ I have made that mistake many many times in hanging her masterpieces the wrong way. So sweet. I have to breathe a sigh of relief that you are putting that amazing rug somewhere else. It’s too sentimental too keep in one of the busiest foot-traffic areas. Just sayin. πŸ˜‰ Have a great weekend. Amy

  11. Love her artwork! She’s going to be pretty talented. I can tell already. Tell her abstract painting have no direction because everyone gets something different from them. You got that it should be hung that way. Think that will appease her? Love that rug. Gorgeous! If you feel like you really can’t work it into the house, feel free to send it my way! Also those stools!! Where did you pick those guys up?

  12. I love incorporating children’s art into decor.

    And your rug is fab! Surely you can find a spot for it somewhere in your home? What about hanging it up (in the basement, perhaps?) to get it out of the way of the kitty paws?

  13. I love that you hung her artwork! I have a painting my oldest did a couple of years ago in art class that is framed and on our living room shelves. Love special things like that. Your childhood rug is awesome, but I understand the cat part. I have a similar one in my kitchen and Figaro is great with it but he ruined the sisal rug we previously had. Have a great weekend!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  14. Shavonda@AHomeFullOfColor says:

    You already know how much I adore kids artwork on display. Your daughters is just gorgeous. And I freakin LOVE that rug in your kitchen. I think it looks perfect in there just as it is.

  15. Caitlin @ Desert Domicile says:

    Your daughter is so talented and I love that she used all of your favorite colors! I think that painting would sell 1,000’s on an art site! I’d buy one πŸ™‚

  16. Oh I Love your sweet girl’s art work!!! LOVE it! I would love to hang some of my ittie bittie granddaughters are on our walls πŸ™‚
    Ok ..the rug…I adore the rug. I’m wondering if maybe the kittehs will get used to it and just leave it alone eventually??? Just a thought ! ox

    1. No, they won’t get used to it and leave it alone they ruined my zebra rug in the bedroom over the years that I had it. Once they like a rug there is no turning back πŸ˜‰

  17. I love your daughter’s art!! Looks like a Kandinsky print I would buy for my own wall. πŸ™‚ And that is the thing about cats–they think everything is either a bed or a scratching post. So annoying! But we love them anyway.

    1. Haha, you are right! We love them anyway! They own everything and I’m their pet πŸ˜‰

  18. I heard you can put a scratching post near something they are scratching and everytime they go for the carpet you literally lift them and place their paws on the post instead. A positive redirection. I love that rug though and hope you can find a place for it!

  19. Your daughter is quite the little artist, I love how she used all your favorite colors!

  20. I fell in love with that painting when you first posted it and I love that you put it into your living room for all to see! Perhaps it’s time to put some of her work on your etsy shop! (: I hope your outdoor kitty is going good, I’ve been thinking about that sweetie!

  21. I love it! What a great piece of artwork. (And the rug is spectular, even in it’s current condition!) My favorite thing on my gallery wall is a neon done by my daughter when she was in preschool. She was three! See it here (It’s the one in the middle): Love your blog!

  22. Somehow I missed this post over the weekend… Your daughter’s artwork is gorgeous! I love it! I could never just sit down and create something like that. I think it’s so sweet that you framed it!

    P.S. Love the rug!

  23. your daughters artwork is amazing! So pretty πŸ™‚ & the rug is amazing..I love that is has so much meaning and a part of your family history

  24. I love this artwork so much – it’s perfect for your space and looks like something you’d pay big bucks for. She has a gift.

  25. That rug is such a great punch of color in there. I love that, but if it doesn’t work with your cats,…

    Love that artwork. That might as well have been something really expensive from an Etsy shop if you ask me. You should sell some reproductions πŸ˜‰

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