The Battle Against BWS
For a long time, the Wayward House suffered from a serious case of BWS.
BWS, as described by the Russel Ray Photos blog, is “bare wall syndrome.” It’s a sad condition that prevents a dwelling from feeling very homey or permanent.
Although I can’t really explain why I waited so long, over the past year or so, I finally started attacking this problem – with hammers, nails and art.
Zach helped me hang a vintage mirror in the bathroom.
My mom helped me turn the dining room into an ocean scene.
I hung Frida Kahlo and her precious xolo dog by the front door.
One of my grandfather’s super sad yet beautiful dogtique pictures is displayed in our living room.
In the kitchen hangs an awesome, limited edition print for The Local Pig, a very cool butcher shop here in Kansas City.
By the kitchen door there is also an inexpensive but lovely piece of dog silhouette graphic art.
And there’s more to come.
My cousin Megan and her partner gave me a beautiful watercolor painting of a humpback whale that will soon be framed.
A custom portrait of Scooby by Yellow Brick Home (courtesy of an anonymous friend) is currently on its way.
Through a collaboration between Beer Paws and Kansas City artist Phil “Sike Style” Shafer, awesome wall-ready cutouts of my home state of Nebraska are in production.
And undoubtedly my recent photo session with Fido Fetch Photography will lead to some new wall displays.
In the meantime, I can perch on the living room couch and stare at the most recent piece of photographic art that came by mail.
It’s a special one that I promise to show you tomorrow – when you will also have the chance to enter to win something similar for yourself!
Have you put anything new on your walls lately?
Posted on August 6, 2013, in Art, Dogtography, Projects, Random Life, Wayward Living and tagged bare wall syndrome, Beer Paws, dogtique, Fido Fetch Photography, Frida Kahlo, graphic art, humpback whale painting, Kansas City, Nebraska cutout, ocean scene, paw print camo, photography, Sike Style. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.