I've loved my black tree painting above Hubby's DIY desk, especially because it was a gift to Hubs from moi. In my high school OAC art class, I decided my project would be a series of giant paintings inspired by the beauty of Thunder Bay. Handy Hubby (then Buildy Boyfriend), created my stretchers, framed the finished pieces and didn't even flinch (or sigh!) when I sent back a few warped ones for a re-do. I gave this painting to him because it was his favorite. But the painting by Hubby's grandpa is even more special, so I'm happy with the switch.
The tree is now temporarily chilling (super low) in the living room. I already mentioned the living room needs more colour to keep up with the new dining room painting, so I took down the cat print (see below), but I couldn't stand the empty hook and bare wall. More shuffling needs to be done (and possibly a new DIY piece of art!), but for now my arms are tired.
(The cat print only enjoyed a brief moment in the sun).