It's a good thing I know how to take peoples advice...It makes me a better decorator (or so I think...lol)...My first venture in my new home has been the top of my kitchen cabinets...It's been a bit challenging with cathedral ceilings...It is called TOO MUCH WALL!!!!
This is what I started with...
Seeeeee I told you it was too much wall...
Then I did my attempt at decorating it after I made my monogram plate....And, listening to some advice from some "GREAT" blog followers I decided to make some changes....(I'm actually trying to listen to corrective criticism ;-))
One of my dear readers suggested I put some of my artwork up on the wall...I have the perfect piece to put up there but I'm not finished with it...Off I went to my stash (that would be the crap in the garage) and dig through what I had...I really was hoping to find something that would go with the decor...I found these two pieces....(wine bottle & glass is temporary)..even I'm not a fan of some of my work...haha
Meet Tiffany ;-)
I did not want to hang them on the wall until I really knew how they would work...
I'm still thinking it's ALL WRONGGGGG!!! ~headslap~
Another wonderful reader suggested a scripted quote...which is a Crazy wonderful idea...If I could get one really really BIG...
EVERYTHING OFF the cabinets time to start all over!!!!!!!!! (Think Denyse, Think) and YES!! I talk to myself all the time...LOL
I can't seem to find some wording that is big enough to fill the big wall space...Now I'm thinking mirror...I love mirrors..they make small spaces look bigger...(like I need to make that wall look bigger...haha)
Off to do some "thrift" shopping and see what I can find to utilize that space!!!
I found a few things so I have to make due with what I have around the house along with my good deals...
Dry flowers & grass (Micheals 2.00)..UGLY lamp (consignment one 11.50) We all need an ugly lamp...lol
Candle holders & Candles (Tuesday Morning 15.75) Mirror (TJ Maxx 17.99) and Wine Box (Habitat for Humanity 2.50) for a total of 49.74...WOO HOO .26 cents under budget
Now to put it all together with the items I already have...Let's see what I can do...I added dry flowers to the vase and the candle sticks...And let me tell you hanging that mirror by my 5'1" self standing on the counter was pretty darn scary...Oh yeah!! I have a glass top stove so I couldn't stand on that...(I'll let you vision that...haha)
Some more dry flowers...the UGLY lamp and wine box....I must have moved these things around about 500 times...(OK exaggerating a little) but it felt like it...LOL
Here ya have it....the 3 phases of the kitchen cabinets with too much WALL!!!
And, YES!!! (Roberta) my wine rack is on the fridge...How will I reach it to drink if it's on the cabinets...LOL
Here's the final Before & After...
(Once I finish one of the paintings I'm working on it will replace the wine picture...stay tuned)
Time to work on another kitchen wall...I'm painting a 24 x 36 canvas...these TALLLL walls are making me CRAZY!!!
TELL ME ABOUT A DECORATING OBSTACLE THAT HAS YOU STUMPED!!!