Back in July I was able to attend a conference for home/DIY bloggers called Haven. My boys called it bloggercon. They asked which famous bloggers would be there (I’m pretty sure they envisioned people in costumes standing in line for autographs).
Sadly, there were very few costumes–apart from the men at the Rheem booth dressed as greek gods and the men at the La-Z-Boy booth dressed in suits made from upholstery material.
My boys would have been so disappointed.
I was able to attend classes and meet up with vendors that were in the home/DIY field. It was so much fun. At one of the classes, I sat next to a lady with EBTH on her name tag. I figured it was an exotic name from latin decent (Like Ybor–from the Tampa area).
Thankfully, I didn’t call her that.
Her name was Sarah.
Sarah worked for Everything But the House, an online estate sale. They actually had an estate sale set up at the event. We were able to bid online and follow our bids up until the very end. I decided to give it a try.
I found some great chairs–didn’t win.
I found some silver pots–didn’t win.
I found more awesome chairs that I REALLY REALLY wanted–didn’t win.
Then I found some maps. Hmmmm, this could be interesting. The colors would work in my guest room. I need something on the walls of my guest room.
(In my most valiant voice) I SHALL WIN THESE FOR MY GUEST ROOM!
And I did.
I decided to hang them in them like old school maps. Plus it was much cheaper/faster than finding frames to fit them. Who doesn’t love that?
To give the edges stability, I added washi tape. Then it was just a matter of stapling my stained dowel rods to the map. I actually did that on my dining room table. #livingontheedge.
In summary: 1) Haven isn’t anything like Comicon 2) I’m thankful that I didn’t call Sarah ‘EBTH’ and 3) fast, inexpensive wall art can sometimes be the best art.
Do you have any art in your house that was super fast and easy? Would you have called her ‘EBTH’ (In my head it was pronounced E-Beth)?
Please tell me I’m not alone…