This picture has been hanging in our basement because we just didn't have the right spot for it in this house. It is one of my very favorite pieces, and I am delighted to be able to use it in our "new" dining room.
Instead of removing the existing wall arrangment, I chose to layer the big picture on top. Yes, that is allowed.
The last piece of the puzzle was something to give some color to the top of our sofa table (the top is kinda scuzzy, but I can't bring myself to paint it because I don't want that new paint look). I scoured every drawer and closet for possibilities-a runner, a scarf, a blanket?-but came up empty-handed. So, I decided to just live with it bare for awhile, and hope that something would turn up, or I would come across the perfect thing while out shopping. The next morning, I went out to the garage, and found a rag rug on the worktable. Hmmm, I thought, that seems like the perfect dose of color, texture and weight for the sofa table. Seems it had been riding around in my hubby's van for a few months, and he had finally taken it out that morning. See-I knew that the perfect thing would present itself.
Spring still seems a long way away, but our new rooms have brightened my days and re-energized my creative spirit. I already have my sights on the guest room, oh, and then the bathroom, and the kitchen, and really by that time it should be spring, and we can start on the deck, and the gardens, and the garage......