Over a year ago I updated our family room with a new wall color, curtains and a few pillows then called it a day. Not much has changed since that time and I've been fine with that until lately.
My goal this past month has been to cozy up the room, add artwork to the bare walls and make the room function better for the family.
The first wall I tackled was a large wall that also sports our fuse box and a few other quirky eye sores. In an effort to draw the eye away from the unseemly spots I decided to hang a shelf to add more display space. I already had a Ikea shelf I'd purchased a couple years ago that worked perfect. In the future I may replace it with something a little more "farmhouse" looking but for now it's the perfect solution.
I'm very happy with the result.
The vintage items on the streamlined shelf is good mix. One that seems very classic to me.
On the shelf I placed a collection of metal boxes which I love.
I hung my homemade art just slightly above the shelf.
And filled the rest of the shelf with a collection of silver bells, an old camera and two lantern.
To help blend the shelf down towards the bead board half wall I hung two frames filled with vintage black and white photos I'd picked up at flea markets.
I placed my old washtub underneath the shelf to hold cozy blankets for snuggling on the sofa nearby.
The new addtions have added charm and a disctraction from the unsightly.
Exactly what I was hoping for.
Hope you all have a lovely day,
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