And I mean really old.
I have had these framed prints from Target for close to 20 years.
I originally purchased them because we were in an apartment with a baby and I felt as if we had NOTHING pretty. Our parents had graciously given us their old furniture. And I mean everything was a hand-me-down and none of it was my style. But, beggars cannot be choosers and we were happy to have somewhere other than the floor to dine and sit. So, I reached deep into my very slim wallet and purchased these Target botanical prints simply to add a little timeless style to the mundane apartment....
They hung over the ugly Roseanne style sofa for a while and then eventually found their way into our hall, over a dresser with buffet lamps. Once we moved into this house, they have been patiently hanging here in our hall, gathering dust, for over a decade.
And since I have 50 people coming to my house for Thanksgiving and really need to clean and cook, I decided it was time to paint some art for this space above the dresser.
Here is what I created.....
Every time I walk past this painting, I smile. (And then I remember that 50 people will be here for Thanksgiving- and I panic.)
My next project will be to paint the dresser. That will occur AFTER Thanksgiving (probably). I am thinking about Annie Sloan Paris Gray or Miss Mustard Seed Shutter Gray. Both are light colors that will help brighten up this corner of my hall. I keep leaning towards pale gray, because it seems "safe."
What do you think?