Something about spring makes me want to refresh everything in my house. I want new curtains, new toss pillows, bedding, artwork, everything.
If you’re new around here, I am an art teacher by day. So artwork in my house is chosen painstakingly for a few reasons.
- Cost. I am a school teacher. Nobody goes into the teaching field for the money. All art needs to be affordable
- Versatility. I get bored easily and need to change things up often. I like to move art from one room to another, so I need to find art with a certain color scheme that will work in each room.
- Quality. Art is my thing, so I won’t hang just anything.
- Uniqueness. I love a good classic, but not when it comes to art. I prefer the obscure and unique. Minted offers work from amateur artists and photographers as well as professionals.
The peeps at Minted.com asked me to collab and report back here. I was not paid for this post, but I was sent artwork that I chose complimentary. All opinions are mine.
Minted.com has an insaaaaane selection of art prints. Almost too many to choose from. When I went to the website to select pieces for my dining room I felt the same way that I do when I walk into Forever 21 -overwhelmed. Then I noticed that there were search filters and all was well.
I knew I wanted high key artwork (the art term for very light), I also knew what size and subject. I instantly narrowed my search.
From 5,483 choices to 115. Enough to have a variety but still within my constraints.
I “favorited” the ones I liked and narrowed it down even further. I ultimately chose this print that reminded me of a place I’ve always wanted to go. Santorini. See it on Minted here. I know that every time I look at this, I’ll be inspired to explore. There were so many frame options also. I loved that you could see what the art will look like in the various frames. I chose reclaimed barn wood because I have a lot of the same type of wood finished throughout our home (so I could move the art around from room to room).
The second piece I chose had the same color scheme and was also a photograph of architecture. I like how both pieces had repeated shapes to give a sense of rhythm. Same barn wood frame. It’s called Arches, get more details here.
The art arrived within days and I was pleasantly surprised at how thin and lightweight the frames were. Hanging hardware comes attached already. I only had to hammer a single nail in the wall for each piece. I also really like that instead of glass, there is a hard plastic in the frame. Having two little boys that mistake our home for a sports complex, it’s nice to know that shattered glass will not be an issue if Max or Dante score a field goal! These frames would be great in a playroom or kid’s bedroom for this reason.
I chose two similar works because I planned on hanging the art on both sides of our bay window.
I can’t be happier with the framed artwork from Minted. I would order from them again in a minute.