1) can't make up my mind about what should go where
2) have a hard time buying artwork by other people--I always feel like I should cover the walls in my own stuff (it's ridiculous, I'M AWARE) and photos.
3) don't really have enough stuff for all the walls, and that would mean having to spend money (on fancy metalwork or frames for the artwork I'd make or pictures I'd take.... of course)
4) sort of lazy about it (or the walls have been blank for so long I hardly notice it anymore)
So the past couple of years I've been collecting things... empty frames, architectural salvage, metal art pieces on sale at Hobby Lobby.... and yesterday my mom came over and helped me hang stuff throughout the house! She's super good at knowing what looks good where and how to arrange things (a gene that apparently didn't get passed along, because while I might THINK something looks good... it's probably dorky.) Here is a look at some of my walls now.
Here is the breakfast nook!
And if we look closer, we'll find a Kristin original :) This is my newest scarf, and the first one made with yarn from an actual yarn store. It's not as soft as it should be (I just loved the colors!)--I'll go for Alpaca next time.
Here is a glimpse at my office where I'm sitting right now. If you really look, you can see that I have Blogger open and I'm working on this post... creepy, eh?
Yes we did realize one of the shelves is warped, but who's going to stare at it long enough to notice? I'm not buying new ones just yet. (FYI- The red painting (the good one) is not mine). And yes I know my desk is a folding table... you want to buy me a real one??? ;)
We also hung a little metal deal I had laying around over some watercolor paintings I bought in Italy (good time to cave on not buying anyone else's art, right??).
We didn't add anything to this wall, but it completes the Italy corner of the house.
So, there is still plenty of wall space left in the house, and I plan to tackle them one by one. The most obviously blank wall in the house though, is right above the entertainment center.
Please ignore the disorganized shelves--I haven't moved things back since I took down Christmas (though my Willow Tree Nativity is still there... oops).
Any ideas?? It's a big space!