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Some of My Favorite Abstract Art Prints

I had been looking for a few new prints for the bedroom recently, and Artfully Walls was kind enough to send over a few of my favorites. A portrait, Bette, by Tali Yalonetzki, and The Bridge, by Nell Waters Bernegger, joined my vintage painting of flowers above the bed. The portrait is printed on canvas and while I love when that’s an option, I feel like the white sides are calling out for a frame, so I’ll be on the lookout for a vintage one I can cut down to size. Also, I’m not sure about the double cord hanging method but I’m trying it out for now. The kids jump, dance, and wrestle on our bed on a pretty regular basis, and art stands a better chance hanging from the picture rail than it would if it were on a nail or picture hook.

Vintage Painting with New Art from Artfully Walls

The dresser on the opposite wall is now displaying a large photo I’d had my eye on for quite some time: Checkered Floor in Buenos Aires, by Sivan Askayo. I prefer the look of one large photo over the dresser, so the woven hanging that was there before has been moved into August’s room and I’ll have to find new places for the two smaller paintings. I have a couple of other prints that I’m trying to find just the right spots for too, but I think they may end up in other rooms.

'Checkered Floor in Buenos Aires' Photo

I thought I’d share a few more of my favorites below. All of these together would definitely put one over the ‘abstract art quota,’ but they’re all so good!

Artfully Walls - Abstract Art Paintings

Favorite Abstract Art Prints from Artfully Walls

Row 1 — Yellow September, Heather J Chontos • Color Study No. 10, Emily Rickard • History Lesson, Emily Rickard
Row 2 — Divide, Elaina Sullivan • Window, Heather J Chontos • Beast Coast, Matthew Korbel-Bowers
Row 3 — A New England Pond, Jacquie Gouveia • Seaglass, Heather J Chontos • The Bridge, Nell Waters Bernegger
Row 4 — Oxford I, Britt Bass Turner • “Fluid”, Bethany Mabee • Oceans and Arrows in Red and Black, Heather J Chontos
Row 5 — Rhodochro, Anna Ullman • Blade, Elaina Sullivan • 1905, Eran Partouche

Artfully Walls Giveaway

24 Merry Days of Giveaways

I’ve written about Artfully Walls before (on Babble), and now we’ve teamed up for our 24 Merry Days giveaway! Artfully Walls does a fantastic job of creating cohesive gallery walls that are ready to go, but you can also buy individual pieces or create your own collection. For today’s prize, I created two collections (a $500-600 value), and chose the print sizes, framing options, matting, arrangements, and even the backing wall color (Symphony Blue and Sparrow, both by Benjamin Moore). All the winner has to do is choose a favorite and then hang ’em up!

The first grouping I put together features an abstract print by Britt Turner framed in black, a photo by Catherine McDonald, also framed in black, and a stretched canvas portrait by Tali Yalonetzki. Feminine, with plenty of pink — you know I want this one, right?

Artfully Walls Gallery Art Arrangement by Making it Lovely

Ah, but I also love my second arrangement. The frames are a little glitzier here in gold, with a grouping that includes an illustration by Anat Maoz, a photo by Catherine McDonald and another by Sivan Askayo, and a stretched canvas print by Emeline Tate-Robertson.

Artfully Walls Gallery Art Arrangement by Making it Lovely

Either collection, in full and framed, is up for grabs to one lucky winner to be chosen randomly. The giveaway is being run via Rafflecopter and is open to US residents only, so follow the instructions for multiple ways to enter below. Good luck, and remember to check 24 Merry Days for new prizes each day from now until Christmas!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Black and White Wall Art for the Kitchen

Candice Bergen Quote

I didn’t like the white walls in the kitchen until I added our big black and white print. Now the walls look intentional instead of forgotten. I would love to recreate the print for you as a free printable for download (it wouldn’t be difficult), but it doesn’t feel right. I know the quote can be attributed to Candice Bergen, but I don’t know who created the print, or when. Instead, I’ve rounded up a few options for black and white wall art that would feel right at home in my kitchen — and maybe yours, too.

Black and White Wall Art for the Kitchen


  2. Like Ron Swanson, I want you to give me all the bacon and eggs you have. (Wait, wait…)

  3. Butcher Prints (set of 3)

  4. This cute flag conversions tea towel, designed by Shanna Murray is no longer available, but the idea of framing it was so cute that I still wanted to include it here.

  5. This conversion tea towel could be a good substitute for the last one.

  6. This triangle tea towel would also look fantastic on display in the kitchen.

  7. These pretzels are making me thirsty. (Maybe he had a different interpretation!)

  8. Kitchen Cooking Print

  9. Newgate Bubble Clock

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