Can you believe we still haven't wrapped up the family room? Yeesh. It's like we got a couch and everything else went kaput. In reality, we got a couch and have been spending lots of night snuggled up on it making up for lost veg time. We have caught the fire again and are anxious to finish this room up once and for all--really there are just a few spaces that need attention. For instance, this wall has been blank for quite some time:
And today, I finally hung up two things that fill the space, but more importantly add more character to the room.
This painting on the right is actually done by my uncle, Jim. It is a silk-screen of (I believe) the "Gray Ghost" also known as John S. Mosby, a confederate cavalry in the Civil War. Now, I admit, I am no history buff, and if it wasn't for Wikipedia--I probably wouldn't know that the Gray Ghost's name was actually John Mosby, but I absolutely love having a piece of my family's art history hung on the walls of my home.
The painting was done back in '74 and the whole thing was custom framed by my PapPap--who has practiced that art for decades. So you see, it is pretty special to me and I am thrilled my mom let me have it for awhile (we believe in traveling galleries around here).
The guitar on the left is Chris's. He does like to play it now and again (although he most often sticks to his djembe currently hanging out in the living room) so the guitar doubles as art when it's not in use.
Though I am thrilled that both pieces mean something to us, I feel like the guitar coloring could be improved upon to tie into the rest of the room. Luckily, with Chris's blessing, I am giving the body and headstock a little makeover.
Using Photoshop, I mocked up a light gray guitar that would go well with the couch:
And a white one to tie into the bookcases:
Both are promising and I am excited about the potential outcome. Which do you like better, or would you keep it as is? Do you have a favorite in-the-family piece of art?