It’s finally football season! Ever since Daughter decorated the $2 chalkboard frame with Glory, Glory, she has been itching to create some more collegiate crafts. Today, we are sharing art inspired by the most adorable and honorable mascot, Uga.
For those of you not familiar with the University of Georgia, Uga (pronounced UGH – uh and it’s not the same at U-G-A) is the English Bulldog mascot. Uga was introduced in 1956 by Sonny Sieler, who stills owns and breeds the Uga line. Uga resides in Savannah, GA and made a cameo appearance in the Southern classic, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Uga was also voted Sports Illustrated No. 1 Mascot and is adored by an entire Bulldawg nation. He is the king of DGDs (Damn Good Dawgs).
Over the weekend, Daughter worked on two different art projects, one high-end and one-low end. It got us thinking about our own art collections in general. Throughout our own homes, we’ve tried to balance a mixture of high- and low-end art work. The high-end art pieces were investments and art that we connected to on an emotional level. Art that we will keep for our lifetime. Yet, our taste change and so our lower-end art work reflects current trends that can be easily interchangeable. Art that we may or may not discard after a few months or years.
Personally, we believe a home should reflect the owner’s personal style and taste. A well-rounded collection of high-end or low-end art can help present their personal story. Artwork isn’t confined to framed prints or canvases. Not only do we love a well-balanced collection at different price points but we also admire a collection full of art pieces – as in, anything can be art. Art in the form of a funky mirror, vintage dishes, gallery wall, a vintage airplane, old barn wood and the list could go on and on!
We’ve already shared a few of our favorite inexpensive art projects and will continue to do so. For now, here are the two art projects that Daughter completed over the weekend.
This is a story of a not-so-pretty floral print that received a total transformation. Incredible!
For our last project in Daughter’s Master Bedroom, we revamped an unloved dresser. Well, that is not entirely true. We purchased this wonderful dresser from our favorite auction house with the sole intent to paint it and sell it in our booth. We even tried a new Annie Sloan color and dark wax on this special ‘guy.’ Yes, we are calling the dresser a ‘guy’ because Daughter envisioned the piece in a teenage boy’s room. It was a very masculine, well done piece. Unfortunately, the little dresser had three interested buyers that contacted Daughter but yet, the dresser remained unsold. Shame.
Daughter brought him home for a little R&R and he sat in the Master Bedroom to provide much needed storage. Daughter had no intention in keeping the dresser but it began to grow on her. It was also the right size for her TV corner.
We’re back with more projects from Daughter’s Master Bedroom Makeover. Today, we are highlighting Daughter’s bedside tables (otherwise known as IKEA’s Vittsjo Laptop Desk!) They are simple, elegant and stunning!