Monday, April 8, 2013

Money, Money, Money

Hi. Yes, I'm here. Just busy like you are. I do need to blog more. Lately, I've been feeling uninspired, but the beautiful spring weather is getting my wheels turning again. So, I thought I'd share a little photo that inspired me recently. As I was flipping back through my magazines again yesterday, something caught my eye in the latest issue of House Beautiful. In designer Connie Newberry's home, I found a few photos that drew me in but I just noticed a detail in one bedroom that led me to a great idea.



Do you see it? She blew up photos of foreign currency and used them as art in a boy's room. Genius. I'm always looking for creative art ideas and this one seems like a no-brainer. Not sure why I haven't thought of it before. 

My husband travels to faraway lands for his scuba diving/underwater photography and often brings back foreign money that wasn't worth exchanging. So we've got all kinds of cool, colorful money lying around with no use. That's about to change.
See the pagodas on a couple of them?

And I love the animals . . . 
I've been looking for some art for Pierce's room, so this seems like a great solution. It's like a unique souvenir that he can look at every day. Now, just to decide which ones to use. I'm thinking red, blue and green ones since those are the colors in his room. 

What do you think? Are you on board with this idea? If you don't have access to foreign currency, you can always find photos online. 

Now, I've got to go make it rain in my son's room. Never thought I'd say that.

17 comments:

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

This really is a cool idea!

Icchic said...

This just also inspired a Photoshop project in my head...superimposing an image from the trip over the background of the currency...my wheels are turning!

Thanks, Kathy! =)

Raina Cox said...

I lurve this idea!

Also, if you want to theme it out and your son needs additional seating in his room:

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=27244011&parentid=A_FURN_FURNITURE

Melissa Crochet said...

Genius idea and those bills are gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you do.

A Perfect Gray said...

oh, very much yes!

bluehydrangea said...

Love, love, love this idea and that rhino is super fab!!

charmaine said...

Love this idea!

Ashley said...

This is a great idea! Love the many colorful options!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Great idea, Kathy! Hope we get an update soon!

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elenareviews said...

Great idea! I never thought of this.....

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

LOVE this idea! Can't wait to see it.

stephanie said...

Totally onboard. Very clever!!

Heather Peterson said...

makes me think of my foreign/vintage stamps blown up as art--love the currency idea!

heather
loveyourspace.blogspot.com

Fran said...

Very cool idea & educational. I still have DM bills before the EU. It also has a very modern/eclectic feel. Go for it!

Brandy@Chateau À Gogo said...

I love this idea.

areyouagree said...

Hi (I am french so excuse my bad English).

Your panton chair is a real panton chair I have the same at home (no signed) please go to see this site to checked that :


http://www.designaddict.com/design_addict/forums/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread_show_one/thread_id/12601/

panton chair original? - Design Addict Forum


The old panton chair are not signed.

I am sure your panton chair is heavy like mine.

Nadine Cornet
(Paris).