3.19.2009

Home Project #163 Solved

Last November I wrote about the fabulous, inspiring, Atlanta home of Lee Kleinhelte (read more here), after spying the funky-fresh rooms in the now de-funked, "Cottage Living". I immediately fell hard for her yellow/white/brown Hollywood Regency inspired living room.

At first sight, I knew that her wall art was to be my jumping board to finally solving my "what to do with my massive fireplace"- 2 year dilemma. I tracked down 2' x 2' plywood squares from Lowe's for a mere $3.25 ea. These were aprox. 1/4" thick. In our humid Houston climate, I found out after the painting was completed, that the boards tended to warp if not laid flat. Who knew, I'm from Seattle & we don't typically do 'humid'. If I were to attempt this again, I would opt for the thicker version which is a minimal amount more. Do not skip priming, you will regret it.

I apologize for my not so terrific photographic skills. My husband would be appalled. However, sometimes a girl as to work with what she's got. Here is the finished product -


Bear in mind the 80's mantel is on it's way out. Screen- actually digging the gold, just wish I could find a hipper version.Something with a bit of Greek key detailing perhaps?


The total for this art project= $35.00 (incl. paint & primer). Now that's one down of a million other projects just waiting for my attention.
Today the sun is out & weeds are mocking me as I type. I hope this posting inspires you today? Let me know!

4 comments:

fromtherightbank said...

That yellow room is totally inspiring (it's my favorite color lately) and how great that you actually did something with it. Well done!

kate said...

I think it looks fantastic!! GOOD WORK MOM!! And for $35??? How can you beat that???

DesignTies said...

That is a fantastic art project!! Wow!! Looks great above your fireplace. I fact, your whole room looks great. Love the vaulted ceiling and the huge windows :-)

Did you notice the weird illusion from the ceiling fan blades in your pictures?? :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

STYLE RUMORS said...

yellow is one of my favorite colors this year.Great inspirations