I feel like we've gotten to the point in this relationship where we can ask each other some awkward questions. You're really wondering where this is going right? Well, don't worry! Pop some popcorn, flop on a sleeping bag and put your best Karen Smith expression on...
I'll go first.
And, honestly, it has us a bit stumped.
This weird little wall cut-out is part of what used to be the chimney. The wall here is actually still made of brick that has been plastered over, which makes hanging something here a bit more challenging. But not impossible. We've considered a mirror. Either full-length or something smaller and more decorative. My only thought with that is this wall faces our bedroom door and I'm not sure my confidence could handle stumbling out of bed every morning and being confronted with my own squashy faced bed-headedness.
The other option we were considering was painting the recessed section with chalkboard paint and maybe adding some wooden strips on the edges to create a faux framed look.
I'm a little hesitant to jump on the chalkboard paint bandwagon, but I do think they're fun and it would be a great place for random bursts of creativity. Always important.
So, what do you guys think? Originally, I think the plan was to continue the Board & Batten into the space and just kind of...pretend it wasn't there, but we are also open to other, unconventional, ideas. Maybe inserting a panel of lattice for an easily changeable kids artwork or photo display? Oh, the possibilities!
While we're on the subject of "awkward spaces", this confounds me:
It's so wide. And empty. It begs to be filled with something but...what?
A picture wall?
Would that push our house over the edge into "too much bee theme"?
A velvet Elvis?
Okay, not that last one. Joseph would never go for that.
But maybe one day, Velvet Elvis, when I have a craft room of my own...
Does anyone else out there have any "awkward" spaces in their home? How have you dealt with it? Strategically placed plant? Lamp? Hung a Velvet Elvis so everyone is so distracted by The King that no one notices the awkwardness? (Or anything else about your home, for that matter?) That's it! My new solution for it all: Put a