Isn’t it cute? Her boyfriend stained it and hung it, and Becky accessorized.
I have been known to compulsively rearrange her decorative accessories, but I waited for her to invite me to do it, this time.
She did a pretty good job on her own – I mean, she *tried* to follow the rules. Behind the sofa, see how there are three accessories on either side? She tried to use the “odd numbers” rule. Except those speakers add a 4th item and ruin it visually.
Plus, I don’t like that symmetry. Three and three. I’d rather see 1 big item on one side, and three smaller items on the other side. That creates balance, without symmetry.
Unfortunately, that shelf was too narrow to add anything very big, so I just mixed things up a bit – frames on one side and candle holder thingies on the other.
And then the frames – these were a lot harder to arrange than I expected. In the end, we decided to find some nails and hang some frames, just to give us more options.
It’s still not perfect, and looking at it now, I think she should paint that geometric cut out piece (upper right hand corner.)
But overall, I think it’s a great use of that big, blank wall. Great job, Becky! (And Chris, I suppose he deserves a little credit.)
UPDATE 17 months later - a little redesign, but still just as cute! (By the way, you should totally follow me on Instagram if you're not already!)
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Owning a Junky Business Part 2
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Owning a Junky Business Part 3
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