Happy Friday! I am stopping by to give you a quick update on our living room – we now have cows!

Not just cows. The Cows. Nine of them.

This cow print was sold by IKEA for 99 cents each when we spotted them a few year ago. Slav was immediately in love. He bought nine of them – yes, he bought nine identical prints! We had them hung 3 x 3 on our bedroom wall for a while and had no idea what to do with them. Until one day, an idea struck to let our friends in North Carolina decorate them. The goal was to have nice different products, from nine people/couple who made significant impact on our lives during our time in North Carolina. And all the people we asked kindly accepted the challenge! By the time we moved to CO, we had seven of them decorated in very different ways (still need to pick up the last two from NC). It is like a DIY art gallery from our friends.

And our living room could really use some art:

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We hardly had anything hung at this point so the living room looked so pale.

We picked the southern wall to hang the cows:

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I used some newspaper to map out where I wanted the cows to live, and Roxie was of course there to help:

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Maybe she smelled our old apartment from these cows? Maybe she smelled our old friends who decorated them?

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It took me about an hour to get them all neatly lined up. Now this is the view when you walk into our living room:

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Pretty nice, right? Since I had my hammer out, I also hung the new painting we got from Poland in our little hallway:

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This painting is also from Adam Faglio, the painter who did the castle painting in our bedroom.

These were tiny updates to our living space compared to most of the projects we do (grading with gravel this week, and roof next week!), but it made the space so much warmer and more welcoming. I hope you like them as much as we do!