This post is a little update of a post I recently wrote about a bedroom decorating project. You can read it here. Well, a few weeks before we left Germany, I finally got around to upgrading the art. Here is the before, which I really disliked but had gotten used to:
And here is the after:
So much better, right! I think the reflective glass and silver frame helped to break up the monotony of the fabric and add a little sparkle. I also added the orchid and did a better arrangement of pictures and my perfume bottles. Then I realized I need to do something about that ugly jewelry box. Maybe when we get unpacked in Summerville I’ll paint it a coordinating color. I don’t know what took me so long to get these Cathy Nichols prints framed up. I originally bought them on Etsy over two years ago.
It has been so long, Cathy Nichols doesn’t even have an Etsy shop anymore. She is represented by a gallery in Los Angeles. I’m really pleased how the prints look together. I had a hard time deciding if I wanted the prints framed separately or all together in one frame. It’s a lot easier to hang one frame, but I’d lose the versatility of having multiple frames that I can hang in a horizontal or vertical presentation. Price was a deciding factor. It turns out it took less material and maybe a little less labor to put everything in one frame. That helped nudge me in this direction, plus I don’t have anything else in my house with multiple prints in the same frame, not even a family photo collage. I wanted to try something different and I’m glad I did.
Have you had any simple projects that took you a really long time to complete? Weren’t you so glad when it was finally finished?