To start off. I'm been on this crazy mission to somewhat 'de-new' our house. It hasn't been real successful. When we were looking to purchase a house, I wanted old. I love the 字符 of older houses. I love everything about older houses. My husband is exactly opposite. So, that didn't work well in my favor especially because where we were looking, the 'oldest' houses were maybe built in the mid nineties. Didn't bode well for me. I figured, as long as there were projects to do in the house, I guess I would be happy. Like redoing the kitchen and bathrooms, tearing down walls, etc etc.
Well, every house we looked at, just didn't 'feel' right..... ya' know what I mean? We just didn't get 'that' feeling. We were actually about to give up, when we decided to do a last ditch effort, and look at the 'probably not, maybe if we have to...umm, actually, lets not even consider these' pile. In the picture, one of those houses was decent on the inside although it had weird alcoves, but on the outside, three front doors. Yes. French doors and then ten feet away, another front door. Odd? Yes. That's why we didn't even consider it. But, in our last ditch effort, we decided to go look at it. And am I ever so glad we did. It was beautiful! It was totally us. I finally got 'that' feeling. The only thing missing? There was nothing to change. Not a thing. Luckily, it had 字符 in the arches and thick molding, so I was convinced to buy the house circa 2007 instead of circa 1940.
So, throughout the years, I've added 字符 through decor and decided to live with the rest of it. Because, in actuality I really did love it. But I still had those big blank problem walls that I never knew what to do with.
So, first off. Lets start with how the dining room use to look when we first moved in. Reds, Oranges, Yellows,...a little tuscan-esque. Big blank wall without any 字符 :)
And now with a little more 字符 :) And with the cedar planks positioned a little better.
This took about 40 or so cedar planks. Which cost a little bit more than I would want :) Although a third of them came from the table, so that cost was already sunk :) This cost about $40 or so dollars for the new planks. Any more ideas for adding 字符 to your home?