So in this post, I said that I wanted something new over the mantle other than the mirror that is currently hanging there and I also said that I’m not in a hurry to find anything… Well, I MUST have lied because I kept looking at the mantle and having that mirror there instead of a perfect piece of art was eating away at me, so I searched and searched and searched. The mirror is not big enough and although I like the lines on the mirror, it makes the mantle too monochromatic (silver, gold, blue, yawn…).
The colors in the family room are neutral with a little blue and I wanted to infuse more color in the room, so I found a few pieces online that I thought might work:
I liked this because it has blue in but it has other colors too and it’s abstract which I wanted. But… it is too “blocky” for me. After looking at it for a while, I thought it belonged in a doctor’s waiting room right next to the magazines, not in my house.
I like the colors on this one but, it seems like something I could paint so… It’s out!
I liked this one a lot! The colors are nice and I like trees BUT it’s too “wintery” for me and I wanted something with a little more life in it so I went to Pinterest for inspiration and saw what I wanted ON MY OWN BOARD! I pinned it a few months ago because I really liked it, but I didn’t know how it could fit into my dated brown family room. But, our family room isn’t brown or dated anymore so it’s the perfect home for the “ONE”:
Ahhhh, as Goldilocks would say, “It’s just right!” It’s got the exact colors I want and it’s abstract and wavy and it’s flows… Just what I wanted (and you can find it here)! I’ll post pictures when it comes in and I hang it on the mantle.
Oh, I also learned a little lesson here: Look at your own boards before scouring the internet for something you’ve already pinned! Pinning items is a way to remember them for later, right? So head over there first.