This is second in the”Interior Moments” series. A small change and a major decision regarding some new art. I need help!
First, Baby Boy and I took a trip to Home Depot and overpaid for some really cute tiny plants. Baby Boy picked out his own tiny plants, and I knew just the planter to put them in.
He put all the dirt in the different pots and helped do the planting. Such a helper!
We also got rid of the dyeing plant from my bar cart and chose a “supposedly-hard-to-kill” Peace Lily.
Now, for the exciting part. I purchased a new piece of art this week (a vintage oil on canvas) and I don’t know where to put it!
First, here is the piece of art that I’m replacing. It’s actually on long-term loan from my sister-in-law, and though I love it, it doesn’t belong to me and should be returned. I’ve been on the look-out for a replacement, but finding a large, original canvas at an affordable price is tricky.
Now, here is the new piece. I just LOVED it when I saw it, and the price was perfect. But when I brought it home, my older son said it best: “Mom, it doesn’t have any detail”.
Truth be told, that’s why I liked it. I thought it wouldn’t compete with anything else in the room.
I just am NOT loving it over the console. First, I hate the stupid thermostat boxes, and the air vent. If I could move those and center the piece, it might be better.
So, of course, I had to move the painting around my house and see if there was another place I could put it. (Ignore the nail – I couldn’t get it on the hook by myself!).
And then, here’s the last option: in the master bedroom – which is in the “scheming” phase of a major makeover. Doesn’t everyone have paint chips taped to their walls for indefinite lengths of time?!
Here’s one last shot of the painting above the mantel. I was thinking that it would be great because it wouldn’t compete with my favorite Kerry Steele painting that hangs above the campaign chest in the dining room. But – the more I look at it, the more I think the mirror on the mantel is best.
What do you think? I’d love your advice! I’m struggling here!