You really do find things when you aren't looking for them. We'd been looking for artwork to hang in the dining room without success. We'd been wanting to find something since we got the table, back in July. It is a HUGE wall and so we wanted a really large piece to hang there or several coordinating pieces, but had not found anything we liked that was large enough and at a price we were willing to pay.
Yesterday Kevin dragged me to the mall. We were looking for a Texans sticker for his truck (which we found) and some other sports stuff (which we did not find). We walked into the mall and realized we'd parked on the opposite end of the mall from the store we really wanted to go to. I was annoyed we had done that, but we wouldn't have found the artwork if we hadn't done that - one of those 'happy accidents' or dumb luck as my dad calls it. It was in a close-out store, it looks like its going out of business, but the signs are just to get your attention because they are also hiring. We looked at all of the artwork, and finally decided on one we liked.
My sister stopped by later in the day, and we put her to work helping us put it up on the wall. Good thing she was there, because we needed an extra pair of hands. the painting is HUGE, over 4 1/2 feet wide. Using all of the tools we have - stud finder, level, T-square, stepladder, hammer, nails - and some improvised tools, a mop handle to test whether the hangers we'd put up were level (now I see why people own yardsticks), we got it up on the wall, and it looks good!
No more huge, blank wall....and now we can start to think about accessories and curtains, now that we have some colors to plan off of.
A Very Belated Thanksgiving
6 days ago