Now I finally (with the help of family and friends) have all my art and licenses and mirrors and vinyl right where they have wanted to be all along...HANGING ON THE WALL!
- No more will they get covered in dog hair while sitting on the floor.
- No more worrying about losing or damaging one of them.
- No more people asking me why art is propped up on the floor.
- No more horror vacui (ok, still a little horror vacui, because there are a couple blank spots in my bedroom that are begging for something, and one blank spot in my kitchen (reserved for a copy of Vermeer's Milkmaid if I ever get around to finding a good one in a size small enough to fit), but I'm determined not to spend any more money on framing for at least 2 or 3 years.)
|That is an original painting by the fabulous Tricia Scheele-Gerstner. I LOVE her work.|
The only thing I have left to do in the library is hang my Moroccan style star lamp from the ceiling, right above the reading chair. I am waiting to find out when I can pick it up from Thompson Electric. They are adding a longer silver cord (getting rid of the short, ugly, brown one), adding a switch, and adding some silver swag chain. I can't wait!
There is one other project I want to do in the library, but it is going to have to wait. I want to hang a large cork board (like floor to ceiling) behind the green chair, next to the painting, and another one above and to the side of the chair on the wall next to the window. Then I can pin copies of favorite paintings and poems up there along with snapshots and ticket stubs from memorable concerts and all that stuff that I have crammed into a drawer because I don't know what else to do with.
I figure that project will have 2 benefits. #1 - I will get to see and remember all these great little things when I walk into the library and #2 - I will free up the drawer space they are currently squatting in. It's a win-win.
UPDATE: I just picked up my lamp from Thomson Electric, they were really fast and it came in around $38. I'm happy with the work they did, can't wait to hang it up.