Monday, June 22, 2009
Let there be light?
I have been unsatisfied with a section of my living/dining room so I started playing with an idea this weekend. It is not finished, in fact, only just started but I wanted to show you what I am doing and ask your advice. This is a photo of the far wall of our little home. I love the color on the walls which is a chalk paint from the company Painting The Past called buff. I know painting the walls white would create light but I am not a white wall kind of girl. In the photo, the color looks darker than in reality. I took the first photo with my flash and the second without. It was evening and you can see what I mean I think.
We had two matching guilded mirrors upstairs which I brought down and hung on either side of the hutch. These will be great fun to decorate at the holidays! I am now thinking of switching the lamp on the left with a set of tall candlestick lamps to place in front of each mirror. I thought this would reflect light really well. I will have to get another wooden table like I already have on the left also.
I am working on reorganizing the top of the hutch today. I will also be changing the four fox hunt prints you see on the very left soon. I am not sure if I will try some of the speculaas molds there or something totally different. But I am not happy with my hutch inside. I was thinking of doing something to make it lighter on the back wall of the hutch. I cannot paint it as DH would never allow to me touch this wood with a paintbrush. It is newly made of antique oak. The inside has become a bit of chaos lately as I was not well enough and started just placing things quickly back inside. It does need reorganized but I was thinking of something that I can easily remove like panels perhaps covered with fabric? And then what would I use for the panels? Perhaps hardboard? What do you think? Should I just redo the inside standing up my pretty cream dishes to make it lighter or try to create panels? Any ideas or links to sites with fun ideas would be appreciated.