I moved into my rental house back in October 2006, and the only thing I've purchased for the walls, so far, is an oversized wall mirror, that's been leaning up against the space I intend to hang it upon since November 2006.
I live in a California Bungalow style of house, which has a nice shade of khaki (beige? desert sand? mocha?) painted on all of the walls (except the kitchen which has a nice cinnamon-colored accent wall & the bathroom, of course is all white....boring)....the windows are all framed out with large molding that's painted white, so putting up something on the walls should be a piece of cake, right?.....yeah, right!
Truth be told, I'm terrified of making a 'mistake'. I've got plenty of ideas in my head, but vague ideas & expensive taste are to blame for me not finishing the walls (har!)...Seriously, I am making progress in choosing shit to put up...For example, I think I've finally found what's going to go above my dark grey/black sofa...it's the cloud painting above, that measures 58" x 43"....and costs $350.00 (ouch!)....I think it'll work great with the sofa & the rest of my Ikea furniture.
Here are some additional areas that need coverage & what I'm thinking I'll do:
- Above my TV / Entertainment console - 3 pictures: black frames with white matting, or maybe some artsy-fartsy metal sculpture.
- Living Room wall (small area) - a large wall clock, or maybe a sunburst mirror.
- Dining Room wall - Two very large, framed vintage prints of the World's Fair (Chicago & NYC)
- Kitchen wall - Nine mounted Fornasetti plates (but at $120.00 a plate....this ain't gonna happen)...back to the drawing board.
Ok, now all I have to do is start that 'beans & rice diet', so I can afford all of this crap...I'd be bloated & farting all the time, but hey, that ain't nothing new!
I really need a muse to whisper in my ear, or better yet, a kick ass interior designer who'll help a homo out, pro bono.....Candice Olson...can ya hear me calling?