The Brellis House


DIY Wall Art: Grandfather Clock Art

Posted on January 21st, 2014 by Susanna

I love creating our own wall art and am always looking for ideas- and when I saw this pin I immediately wanted to re-create it. I love grandfather clocks and we really don’t have room for one in our house, so this is a perfect compromise.  It was super quick and easy to make- luckily we’ve got large rolls of paper, so we cut out a piece, taped it to the wall and got to drawin’.

grandfather clock art

Finding a frame for this would be impossible so we decided to go for the canvas look. We had some strips of wood in our basement and nailed together a wooden frame. Then we wrapped the paper around it tightly and used a staple gun/hammer to attach the paper to the wood.

grandfather clock art

We were pleasantly surprised how easy it was to wrap the paper around the wood frame- we thought it would be too loose and look bad, but we’re pretty happy with how it turned out. 

 grandfather clock art

More Wall Art (Finally)

Posted on December 10th, 2011 by Susanna

After over a year of very empty walls, we’re finally getting around to hanging some art and pictures on the walls. We finally printed some photos from our wedding and our trip to France earlier this year and framed them and hung them in the living room. Eventually more framed pictures will fill the wall a little more but this is what it looks like now.

Tonight I did a quick painting of a tree on a hunk of wood we’ve had laying around (we actually found it floating around in a river and brought it home). I hung it in the hallway along with a frame we made a long time ago that will one day get a picture in it, two pictures that my sister gave me, and a birthday card of a whale that Dan got this year that I liked so much I framed it.Again, I plan on filling it a bit more. I had a burst of Christmas spirit and added an anise star to the top of the tree. Hehe.

I’m pretty excited to get all of these things off of the ground where they were collecting major cat fuzzballs.



Winter Incoming…

Posted on December 10th, 2011 by Susanna

We were so happy to have an extra few warm weeks in November but it feels like we’re in full swing winter now that’s it’s December. With our house being 55 degrees or less its hard to be productive but I’ve been getting crafty with a few projects. One of the latest is inspired from the embroidery hoop wall art craze on pinterest right now.   My mom so nicely handed me a huge bag full of hoops after seeing my pinterest pins and I got to work. I hung the hoops first and then started collecting fabrics.

Right now I have only one more hoop to fill.  I’m looking for the perfect fabric for the largest hoop so that may take some time. I plan on doing more actual embroidery in more of the hoops so that might take some time. I’m really excited about how easy and inexpensive this project was and it really filled some blank wall space (which we seem to have a lot of).