Seriously. I'm so afraid of something selling out, that i buy way more than i need (ahem, a certain amount of green spraypaints, anyone). So when i saw Kate's fabulous mantle with the gold marbled paper, i feared every blogger and their mother and their mother's dog would buy up all the marbled papers for themselves. So i bought 2 that might work in my dining room...plus one more that might work in my hall bathroom. Did i need to spend another 25 bucks on something? No, not really. But could only 25 bucks make a fun bold patterny statement in sort of plain areas? Yes. Did i have an exact space in mind for such large (24x36) pieces? Not exactly.
image from Hollanders
Last night i stood in my dining room and contemplated where these large sheets of marbled paper could go....and it would involve rearranging what i already have. Now that might not seem like a big deal, but i've got a mini gallery wall on both sides of the window and a boyfriend who detests change, especially change that would result in revealing holes in the walls or making any more holes. I didn't realize i was expected to never evolve or change my wall decor. Yeesh!
please ignore the exercise ball i got for free...it sort of blends into the background, right?
I also think not every wall needs to be covered, they need a bit of breathing room...so i'm really at a loss here.
Do i take down the sconces (which were free and were put up in the very beginning of our homeowning for something to have in here) and move the gallery wall on either side of the mirror? This side needs something, and the gallery wall would create movement as opposed to another big frame. And speaking of frames, do you think i have to keep with the black? Or do silver? Maybe when i redo the gallery wall i can have silver or white frames mixed in?
So that frees up the space around the window, and i could put the marbled papers there.
Oooooorrrrr....do i put the marble paper on the only open walls, therefore sucking out the breathing room from this space?
What's your latest "i have to get it or i'll be out of luck" buy? Was it planned (spraypaint) or impulse (paper)? Online or in store? (The words "limited quantity" get my heart a-pounding!)
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