My mom read this quote to me ...
Start where you are
Use what you have
Do what you can.
by Arthur Ash
It seems so simple but the right answers always are. I keep thinking that I need to start completely over, buy all new furniture and spend more money then I have. I love this simple reminder. My home is really coming together thanks to this kind of thinking and I have lots of projects to share. The problem is that I am in the middle of four or five of them at the moment.
I do need your thoughts on something though - You are all so good at pointing me in the right direction.
I wanted to use some frames and prints that I already have to create "a series of six" on my wall.
I love the dog sketches and the frames are the right size and all identical (except for the black one I experimented on). Plus, I have everything on hand. Lauren's post about reusing things really inspired this project. Her blog is called Pure Style Home and she is awesome.
The prints are from the book: Dogs as I See Them by Lucy Dawson. I hunted it down on eBay years ago. I had three framed sketches hanging in my son's nursery in my last house. I still had several more illustrations from the book and I was able to get three matching frames, seven years later, because I remembered seeing them at Joann's Fabric and Crafts !
My intention was to paint the gold frames another color, maybe black. But once I got them on the wall, I really liked the gold and can't really imagine another color.
Is the gold tacky? Too 1992? Cheap looking? All wrong for my gray cabinets/nickel hardware kitchen around the corner?
What color should I paint them?
or is the gold just the right thing?
I can't wait to hear what you think!!!!!