Le sigh. It seems like just yesterday that I set up this vignette above the couch. It’s hard to believe that it was two months ago. It’s harder to believe it is already disassembling itself.
It lasted a solid 2 weeks before Greta noticed it and ever since, it has been a battle. She was especially interested in the guitar at first, so that has spent a lot of time chillin’ on the piano when she is romping around the family room. The two smaller framed photos of Chris and I went next. It was quite cute watching her get so excited as she pointed to us in the pictures. And then soon, she wasn’t pointing, she was holding. And then she started jumping up and down with them and that’s when I knew I had to move them to higher, unreachable ground. Soon after, the candles flew out of their sticks and they have now found a new home on the piano, too. So what I am saying is–this vignette is no longer and I am done fighting this battle. I am also saying that the top of our piano is looking junky and that has got to change, too.
Luckily, my girl, Sherry, along with a few other fabulous favorites issued a challenge I cannot pass up–the Pinterest challenge–which basically inspires everyone to actually make one of the hundreds of things they have pinned and share it next Tuesday. What I am working on will fill that void above the couch, in a more Greta-friendly way (I hope) and I’ll be sharing all those details next Tuesday. In the meantime, I found a home for the guitar and a couple other frames that were kicked off their shelf.
Enter the big blank wall across from the piano in the family room:
Prime realty for a happy little grouping. After surveying all my art I had available from the former gallery wall on the staircase and the vignette, I decided to keep it small and simple. The guitar (Chris actually plays his guitar, so I like to incorporate it in decor to keep it handy) and the intaglio print of my parents along with a color chart I did with watercolors a while back:
I moved the pieces around on the ground before hanging them and finally went with this set-up. When the color chart was above the staircase it was hanging vertically but here, horizontally, it lined up better with the width of the print’s frame. The color chart above the print looked too matchy-matchy with the shape of the guitar–small on top, big on bottom. Now it feels balanced and effortless–although, you can
see read, it took a little thought.
Funny little fact, Chris was actually very concerned about hanging anything on this wall because he didn’t want to block the walkway from the main floor down to the family room. ??? It took a lot of convincing on my part, before I got the green light to hang anything here.
After I got the grouping up, he did a test walk through and declared, “I cleared it!” And we had a good laugh. Do any of you have to constantly move decor around to keep little hands away? Do you find it as fun as I do? What can I say, I like to change things up. Are you participating in the Pinterest challenge? Gah! I can’t wait to see all of these “pins” come to life.