These pictures used to be in my apartment kitchen, but I just don’t have a place for them in our kitchen. However, I still really like them, so I hung them in the hall. And, yeah, the subject isn’t really right for a hallway, but you can see them when you walk from the living room into the kitchen.
You can really see one of the pictures well in the picture below (sorry about the glare). The pictures are a group of four prints with coffee words. They have a green/beige background. My kitchen in my apartment had a coffee theme. I’m not so much into doing themes now, but I still like these pictures.
|Before: Close up of one of the pictures|
Here you can see how they looked on the wall. This little vignette hides the cold air return. When I first put the little table there, I was sure Jim would say there wasn’t enough room in the hall, but he never said a word. If I had realized that before pictures were so blurry, I would have taken new ones today…that’s what I get for not checking first!!
|Before: Picture is blurry, because it is pretty old and taken with my old camera.|
|After: I’m pretty sure I’m going to change the fabric. I have a gingham that’s going to look better.|
|After: Everything blends in as it should.|
Now they blend in with the rest china cabinet. I think they also make the thermostat less obvious, because everything is white around it. It just looks so clean to me.
When Jim got home this evening, I showed what I had done, and he thought they were new pictures! I would say that’s proof they look completely different than they did before.
|After: With Gingham Napkin|
Yes… I think the gingham looks better than the chintz. I’m happier.
So that’s one of the projects I worked on today. Funny, I actually went out looking for something to modify a cabinet in our bathroom, which we’re going to start renovating this week. Jim is finishing this semester’s classes this week and will have a couple weeks off, so we have to work quickly to get it done. I’ll have lots of pictures to share then!
So what do you think? Do you like my pictures better with the white boarders for this location?