I going to attempt something today I am not comfortable with. I am hanging art and a wall shelf. Every time I hang one of these shelves, I take it back down. Here is the space. I have this sizable wall space to the left of the curtains here in the dining room.
I rearranged these Courier and Ives prints three times before I settled on this arrangement. I am trying to let go of my structure on hanging art. I tend to be a grouping or place it in the center, type of art hanger. But, Mary Carol Garrity of Nell Hill's says to let go of all rules about hanging art such as; hanging at eye level. She hangs art all the way to the ceiling and around a door frame and it really looks great. Well, I don't have an old Greek Revival home like hers with the tall ceilings but, I do think she is right. I also think if done right it would look good in any home. It just takes me outside of my comfort zone. Here, I have hung the art and shelf but, I had to restyle the shelf. The deer was so dark it got lost on the shelf.
Alright this is better. The pheasant stands out better, becomes a focal point. I am liking this better. Hummm... I will leave it and think about it. Maybe I will redo the finish on the oak frame....
Do you have something that sends you outside of your decorating comfort zone?
I will talk about this pheasant in a later post. I am not done with it either. I think it needs some aging. Hummm...
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I am joining Joni at Red Couch Recipes for the Thanksgiving challenge. Every post until Thanksgiving I will tell what I am thankful for. I am thankful for my three sons. I love them so much there are no words for it. They are a wonderful blessing.