Friday, February 21, 2014

my gallery wall + a giveaway

As a serial renter, I have a hard time putting down roots & really feeling like I am home in the apartments/townhouses/houses that I lease. I mean, with two dogs I can pretty much go ahead & kiss that security deposit GOOD-BYE, but for some reason I still have a hard time putting holes in my walls - laziness might begin to describe the problem.

My trick, use existing nail holes (thank you previous tenants), paired with washi tape to create renter friendly gallery walls! Allie, the lovely lady behind the adorable Etsy shop Craft & Candor contacted me about her darling prints & I just couldn't resist!  With major wedding planning going on, my head is swirling with beautiful wedding/love inspired quotes & Allie whipped up me up some custom prints that I couldn't wait to add to my always evolving bedroom "gallery wall".
"That which is loved is always beautiful" - shop it here.
"Love the one you hold, and I will be your gold, to have & to hold" - shop it here.
As pretty as this art is, these dingy yellow walls just KILL me… sorry for the assault on your eyeballs… the renter life.
And because it is Friday & because Allie + moi love you, we are letting two lovely ladies increase their gallery wall by 1 with a little giveaway.
Open to everyone! Enjoy :)

90 comments:

  1. I love this one https://www.etsy.com/listing/168071515/the-future-belongs-to-those-who-believe?ref=shop_home_active_18

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  2. My absolute favorite is with the saying "On Wednesdays We Wear Pink". I love wearing pink (any day really). lol Thanks!

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  3. I too am a renter with two dogs... But 9/10 I get my 'bond' back in full *shrugs*. I'm with you on the whole putting holes in the walls in rentals... So mine usually remain empty. Thanks for the great tips.

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  4. I really love this one https://www.etsy.com/listing/178397609/i-have-found-the-one-whom-my-soul-loves?ref=shop_home_active_1

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  5. https://www.etsy.com/listing/176567086/ill-love-you-foreverill-like-you-for?ref=shop_home_feat_3

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  6. oh my god. I need the custom dog one, "always lick me goodnight." I love my Einstein!

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  7. https://www.etsy.com/listing/168071515/the-future-belongs-to-those-who-believe?ref=shop_home_active_18 is just peachy <3

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  8. I LOVE** the 'donut worry, be happy' print!

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  9. my favourite would have to be the 'She serves champagne with pizza and eats takeout on china- Kate Spade inspired print'....so greaet!

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  10. This one is my favorite: https://www.etsy.com/listing/168861620/she-serves-champagne-with-pizza-and-eats?ref=shop_home_active_16

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  11. I really like the "That which is loved" print :) Her prints are great! I am still renting too and it's so, so hard to settle in! Where did the print with the sketch of the girl come from? My sister would love it.


    26 and Not Counting

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  12. I love the personalized states print! Great giveaway!

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  13. The home print is definitely my favorite! I am a serial renter who always puts holes in my walls, I can't not do it :) In my last apartment I got back my full deposit.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  14. Her long distance love prints are so cute!

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  15. I just LOVE the "Home is Whenever I'm with You" print. Too sweet!

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  16. These are adorable! Was the donut one also made by her? I didn't see it in the shop but I loooove that one. I also love the C.S. Lewis tea quote print!

    ♥ perfectly PRIYA

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  17. My favorite print is the I belong with you, you belong with me, your're my sweetheart - the lumineers art print!

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  18. i love the eleanor roosevelt quote with the perfume bottle! and also the tea quote :)

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  19. I know right! I actually got that one from here: http://stephster.bigcartel.com/product/glitter-guide-donut-worry
    xx

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  20. The donut came from here: http://stephster.bigcartel.com/product/glitter-guide-donut-worry
    :)

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  21. Here you go my dear: http://shop.garancedore.fr/collections/posters
    xx

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  22. i love the lumineers art print! so cute!!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  23. I like the Nashville, TN State Pride Stationary Set. http://www.etsy.com/listing/159725923/nashville-tn-state-pride-stationary-set?ref=shop_home_active_20

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  24. Love, love, love the She has a way with words, red lipstick, and making an entrance- Kate Spade Print. AMAZING!

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  25. On Wednesdays we wear pink is definitely my favorite!


    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  26. The print that states, I have found the one whom my soul loves print- Song of Solomon 3:4 is my favorite.

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  27. I LOVE the serves champagne with pizza print and the coffee and Jesus one! SO cute :)

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  28. That is such a great idea using the tape! I've lived in my house for 4 years and don't have anything hanging on the wall annnd I'm pretty sure that is lazieness as well :)

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  29. I love the custom pet ones and the on wed I wear pink.. such beautiful designs!! xxo
    Jamie
    www.candystilettos.com

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  30. These prints are so chic! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

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  31. I love this one: http://www.etsy.com/de/listing/167485182/alles-was-ich-brauche-ist-ein-wenig?ref=shop_home_active_12

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  32. love the idea of using washi tape!! serial renter as well :)

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  33. They're all so pretty! On Wednesdays We Wear Pink is my favorite!

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  34. I love the Kate Spade quote "She is a Voracious Reader and a Fantastic Dancer." I like the way they made it fun and I have a soft spot in my heart for all things Kate Spade, including quotes.

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  35. As another serial renter, I know how you feel--I never feel quite "settled" into my house--and now I don't feel so bad for using the old nail holes --I'm not alone!!!

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  36. Home is wherever I'm with you!


    ANd love the garance core piece - she spoke at Alt Summit last month and was fabulous!

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  37. I like "You can do anything but not Everything" - good reminder! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I like this one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/160927254/i-belong-with-you-you-belong-with-me?ref=shop_home_active_17

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  39. My favorite is here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/179796713/that-which-is-loved-is-always-beautiful?ref=shop_home_active_10

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  40. The Home is Wherever I'm With You- Coral and Mint Print is so sweet! (http://www.etsy.com/listing/168377989/home-is-wherever-im-with-you-coral-and?ref=shop_home_active_16)

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  41. I like this one https://www.etsy.com/listing/167485906/c-s-lewis-quote-you-can-never-get-a-cup?ref=shop_home_active_12

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  42. I like the "she has a way with words, red lipstick, and making an entrance" perfect for my bedroom! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. You are right, those walls aren't pretty but I love the the wall art. It's nice to wake up to these

    happymedley.blogspot.com

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  44. Love the "Home is Wherever I'm With You" print :)


    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style
    http://librarianforlifestyle.wordpress.com

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  45. C S Lewis Quote "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me" Print :)

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  46. I like the She is a Voracious Reader and a Fantastic Dancer- Kate Spade Art Print!

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  47. I love and need the one that says "All I need today is a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus" I need that one in every room of my home.

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  48. Home is Wherever I'm With You- Coral and Mint Print is a favorite!

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  49. LOVE this one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/176600986/she-has-a-way-with-words-red-lipstick?ref=shop_home_feat_4

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  50. I love this one! http://www.etsy.com/listing/176600986/she-has-a-way-with-words-red-lipstick?ref=shop_home_active_23

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  51. Oh my goodness! I plan on having this song play as I walk down the isle, so of course I LOVE this print!! Fingers crossed!!https://www.etsy.com/listing/162418447/thousand-years-christina-perri-lyrics?ref=shop_home_active_8

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  52. i am iN LOVE with that donut. those are my favorite type!! and pink is my favorite color

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  53. Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

    The one I love is this one:

    https://www.etsy.com/fr/listing/160927254/je-fais-partie-avec-vous-vous-faites?ref=shop_home_active_17
    Crossed fingers!
    So nice shop!

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  54. I love https://www.etsy.com/listing/167485906/c-s-lewis-quote-you-can-never-get-a-cup?ref=shop_home_active_11

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  55. Very cute! We haven't put any art or pictures on the wall yet...too many projects!

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  56. I like the "you can do anything but not Everything" print!

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  57. I am a sucker for a great love song, so either the home is wherever I'm with you, or the i belong with you, you belong with me one. Both of those songs remind me of my boyfriend!

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  58. Awesome! I love it. I follow you on bloglovin! :)

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  59. love the one you hold- is my favorite print! i'd love it so much, i love that song!

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  60. This one is so fab http://www.etsy.com/listing/168071515/the-future-belongs-to-those-who-believe?ref=shop_home_active_20

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  61. My favorite is
    Thousand Years Christina Perri Lyrics Print!!!!

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  62. I love the Eleanor R print with the adorable dior bottle! Perfect for a bathroom or vanity area!

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  63. Moving in a week and can't wait to set up my new desk/wall area! Would love to add some new prints to it!

    http://blissfulblonde.blogspot.com

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  64. I am a big fan of the Thousand Years Print!

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  65. Home is wherever I'm with you!
    x
    Lightandsweetblog.com/2014/02/weekend-views.html

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  66. I love the custom college rivalry print she offers! I would definitely get that for Oregon (OSU vs UO) haha :)

    -Kayla
    a state of [stylish] grace

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  67. I love the "home is wherever I'm with you" print!

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  68. I hear ya about renter life! It can truly suck to look at those walls ALL THE TIME. I'm in the process of adding color to my room now!

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  69. loveee this
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/168861620/she-serves-champagne-with-pizza-and-eats?ref=shop_home_active_16

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  70. I love the "Home is wherever I'm with you" print. One of my favorite songs!

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  71. I liked the Smitten Mitten- Michigan- Postcards!

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  72. I love this one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/168071515/the-future-belongs-to-those-who-believe?ref=shop_home_active_17

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  73. The donut print would look so cute in my kitchen!

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