I did not do this the easy way if you remember; I couldn't make up my mind about the frame color. I had a mix of black, white and wood frames already, some I painted, and decided to hang them and live with it for a while.
As you can see, I didn't go with just one color. I really liked the black and white frames together and the wood frames felt right with the antique table.
I've been looking for a sign or architectural piece to go above the frames but haven't found it yet.
So I whipped up a little chalkboard sign with some left over wood from an old barn door. I sanded it quite a bit to let some of the old wood show through, the rough finish and playfulness of the chalkboard helps the symmetric wall feel more casual. It will work until something else comes along.
This is the other side of the room where the faux mantel and newly painted garage sale chair and mirror hang out.
The zinnias were cut from the pumpkin farm we visit in Michigan every year. Fifteen stems for three dollars! I will be sad when they go.
This is the view from the kitchen. Have I ever mentioned this quirky room has three doors not counting the sliding glass door? This room really gets used!
To "finish" this room...the doors will be changed to match the original two panel doors in the rest of the house. French doors will replace the sliding door, and maybe a window on the wall next to the glass door. That will open up this room to views of the backyard. Oh and the drape panels need to be replaced, turns out when the tag says dry clean only, they mean it! I even washed them on delicate and hung them outside to dry. One of the panels shrunk up about three inches!
All in good time right?
*Update* New green drapes! Spring drape post here.
Chair before picture here
Manel before picture here
Stop over and visit 6th Street Design School , I'm thrilled Kirsten is featuring Sixty Fifth Avenue today!