The window and shutters are down, and preparing for shipment to the lucky winner of my birthday giveaway coming up. Now that they were down, I knew I needed to find something else to fill that wall.
Sometimes I know exactly what will go on a wall. Other times, I leave it empty and wait for something to inspire me. Most times, I just use what I have and arrange it so it fits best according to scale and size.
That happened to be the case here.
I had this chunky frame in the garage. I thought I'd try it here hanging vertically.
Fail. Too small for the space, and too similar a shape as the console below it.
(*Note: the console table is a little short for the lamps on it, but in this case, and this economy...I'm working with what I have. It's not perfect, but it'll do.)
Then I tried it horizontal. Again, not what I was looking for. This is a big wall. I had to go big. I shopped the house.
I decided to steal the chalkboard from the playroom. Just because something is hung elsewhere in your house, doesn't mean it has to stay there as a permanent residence. I like it a lot in the playroom, but maybe it could serve a better purpose out here. Take one for the team, know what I mean?
I just propped it on the table to get a general idea. So far, it has potential.
I erased the chalkboard. This is getting serious.
I hung two similar shaped and scaled frames next to it. I'm diggin' it. Not so much the blurry photo though. I started messing with the "manual" setting on my camera and had issues keeping it in focus.
Before I knew it, there was a mess. Oh well..it cleaned up quick.
I brought out some of my favorite frames and things that I thought might turn this into a gallery style wall.
Then, I wrote a quote on the chalkboard, added some empty frames and checked it from this angle to see what I thought. I'm loving it even more.
I blew the chalk dust off the console, fluffed the pillows and took a step back. I'm loving it!
I decided I was done for the day.
...and for the next several days. Here I am, one week later and it still looks like this. Good sign, peeps. It must mean it'll last for awhile. Now I just need to add to it.
I'm thinking the frames need a new paint job, and some photos. And I'd like to add a couple more elements to elongate the arrangement past the chairs.
Anyway, this is typical for my house. Dan's used to coming home with things not as he left them. :)
Please tell me it is typical for yours.