Good Morning and welcome to week four of the One Room ChallengeLinking Party. If you are new here and are unfamiliar with the ORC, it is the brain-child of blogger extraordinaire Linda of Calling it Home. Twice a year Linda selects twenty talented bloggers and gives them six weeks to completely make over a room in their homes. They share it all weekly on their blogs. This year Linda is also holding a linking party for those of us that want to play at home. You can see Week One here, Week Two here and Week Three here. All caught up?
So this week I’d like to talk about art. If you want to read that as she-has-made-zero-progress-in-her-room-and-is-grasping-at-straws, be my guest. Art is one of the most difficult things for me to decide on. Why? Because my art generally has to fit into three criteria:
1. I like it to be vintage.
2. If it isn’t vintage, it needs to be original, or at least not mass-produced from Target.
3. It must speak to me.
Not asking much, right? Sometimes, I know the perfect piece for a space. Other times, I am at a complete loss. Such is the case for the ORC. I guess I have arters block. So, I’ve put together a couple of boards to show you what I’m considering. Don’t get jealous of my mad photoshop skills.
My main problem is this long white wall where my faux bamboo dresser resides. I have a ton of space on each side, plus the area on top. It is a looong dresser, so I thought about putting a round mirror above it, flanked by lamps then stacking two framed pieces on each side. But what to put in the four frames? Kinda like this.Problem is I have loved large art lately. So moving my dresser down and putting a big statement piece next to it also sounds good. In a perfect world, I’d enlarge an old picture of my sister and me circa the early 80s and use it. But I’m having trouble getting it enlarged.
I have two gorgeous vintage Gracie silver-leafed chinoiserie panels that have perfect colors that can go on either side of the dresser, but then what in the middle?
It’s definitely keeping me up at night. What do you think?