I’ve wanted a Floral Wall for a very long time. I’ve seen them done so beautifully in magazines, books and online and when we arrived at this house and I saw that the walls were big and tall and wide I knew that somewhere in this house I’d have this wall that I’d wanted for ages.
This corner of the living room has been dedicated to dining. We have a room that could be turned in to an official dining room but after much pouring over magazines and chatting amongst ourselves we’ve decided to keep that other room as a Snug and have the dining table in here. Which is nice actually as it has given me a corner to work in and transform. Which is exactly what I’ve set about doing over the last few days.
Over the years I have gathered up all manner of pictures with flowers on them. In every other house that I’ve lived in these pictures have been spread out on walls over the house, never before hung together. These three paintings I picked up in Arundel at an indoor antique market. I think I paid about twenty quid for all three. I really liked the colours of the paintings themselves but I didn’t feel that dull frames did them any justice whatsoever.
So with a little help from my friend I re-painted the frames on Friday afternoon. You know, last Friday afternoon when I was meant to be on a mission to get all of my clutter cleared away. I do this a lot, I’m getting on with the business of tidying and it’s all going well when suddenly and without much warning I’m inspired to start a project there and then. I can’t wait until I’ve finished tidying up, oh no that would be far too simple, it has to be done right now.
As you can see I also have a hard time fully preparing for the task at hand and am quite prepared to get the paint out on the carpet. My sister, who doesn’t even bother to hide her incredulity any more, takes a quick picture shakes her head and moves on. What she doesn’t know is that I am a master at doing these sorts of projects on the fly especially since the babies have come along. If you’ve got small kids you’ll know that you have a certain window in which you have to get things done. Hence the rather rushed job.
That was Friday.
On Saturday I finished painting the frames and yesterday I hung them.
I used my eye as opposed to a tape measure and spirit level because I knew that I was aiming for a certain disheveled feel.
Not out and out wonkiness but I wanted them to look like they’d been hanging there forever with various pictures added over time and still more to come.
Box canvases hung alongside frames.
Square, rectangle, small, medium and large.
I don’t feel like this corner is even half finished yet, hence entitling this post Dining Corner, Part 1. I’m not going to continue to add more floral pictures but I will be making curtains for this room (you can see the poles on the floor waiting if you look carefully) and there are a couple more pieces that I feel need to go on to the walls in this space.
But I’ve made a start and I like it. I like the windows on all sides and the chocolate box cottages across the street. I like the fact that after WEEKS of sorting I’m getting to decorate. And although admittedly I did indeed take time out from my de-cluttering on Friday to start work on this corner I got everything done that I said I would.
Well by ten p.m. last night actually!
Two days late, I think that’s pretty good going.
* yawn *
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