We finally have some very oversized art for our entry.
And by oversized I mean 78 inches tall and 55 inches wide. It takes up our whole wall, which is exactly what we wanted.
Ever since we opened up the entry by tearing out the old closets and then creating a built-in storage system, our remaining walls in the entry have been sitting bare. Here’s a visual of the space for you, courtesy of my third-grade skills in “Paint”:
Okay, so that diagram is not fancy or colorful or even remotely to scale, but I think you’ll get the point. And I think it is a (very slight) improvement from this hand-drawn one I did for you guys a while back:
I am pretty sure that little walk down memory lane of my room-diagramming skills might have been more fun for me than you. So let’s get back to the point: art. We needed art. We installed art lighting in the entry forever ago but never bothered to install any art to be all lit up. We had looked for art sporadically and were leaning toward something in the black and white style, but we never pulled the trigger on anything. Until I stumbled upon this at Ikea: the Eiffel Tower.
I love that we finally have something to put in our little art spotlight.
After hanging it up and letting it hang out on the wall alone, it started to feel a little lonely, so I tested out an old bench we had in the basement (leftover from an emergency purchase for a few added guests on Thanksgiving years ago) along with a little pillow.
After painting the bench black, I called it a day.
But not quite. Because then the thermostat annoyed me so I framed it.
Weird? Thought so. But the fate of the orange frame is questionable. M hates it, my 3 year old girl keeps saying it is “beautiful”, and I vacillate between the two. It likely won’t stay, but I am liking the orange for fall so it has a brief reprieve.
Anyone else go for oversized art? Or dig into your basement for random furniture? Or stick a bright orange frame around your thermostat? No, that last one is really weird. Okay, next I’ve got to figure out what to do with that other bare wall in the entry…