Thank you for all the opinions on the deer head...you've given me some ideas!
But first I need to backtrack a bit, to catch you up on what has already been done in the living room that is becoming my work space.
It's shocking to me, in retrospect, that I didn't BLOG about this room when it was put together...round one. WHY?! Well, as hard as it is for me to believe, I was only posting on this blog about once a month a year ago. How things have changed! Now I should be wearing this tank everyday, as a disclaimer to those around me.
First paint. The color difference between the builder's choice, SW Dapper Tan 6144, and my color choice, SW Quiver Tan 6151 is subtle. Are you asking why bother? Well, one reason is that the builder used the same palette in so many of the homes around me that I just had to make a change, however small! Also the gray undertones in the Quiver Tan really appeals to me...it's simply a more sophisticated color. (Can you tell from the worn fan deck that these are well loved colors?)
I did, however, have to FINISH the paint job this week. When originally painting this room I stopped at the corner where the drapes start. After completing the fireplace wall, with the "wallpaper" detail that was slightly time consuming, I simply ran out of steam. I figured I'd get to it someday (a year later) and that no one would notice. Can you believe no one ever did notice? But then again, with the exception of Christmas morning, the room was virtually left unused.
Another item that is staying are the Payton Linen Cotton Drapes from Pottery Barn, which were hung soon after we moved in. The (discontinued) color works beautifully with the trim and fireplace mantel, while being neutral enough to go with anything brought into the room. I originally considered making panels for this window which spans the entire wall. Then I saw these double width Payton drapes listed as a final clearance item, and combined with a 10% off coupon (the one you get in the mail when moving into a new home...great marketing Pottery Barn) it made sense to go the easy route.
Next, I'll show the remaining items that are being reused in this space and then on to the new stuff!