There are many, many, many things I love about our house, but the albatross around my neck has been this living room wall. Now, the wall is really a nice wall since the peak of the cathedral ceiling meets there and it is the main focal wall that can be seen from the kitchen and dining areas. But, what could have been a really nice asset to the house has been hindered by the builders choice to put the return air duct smack dab in the middle of the wall and then while we’re at it let’s throw the thermostat on that wall also! Then there is also the doorbell ringer thing to top it off.
So in short, decorating this wall has always been a challenge for me. It intimidated me. I did not want to draw attention to the vent, so I just chose to not do anything to it.
These signs are very expensive if they are original vintage ones, but I made this one myself. It shows a train schedule for the Long Island Railroad. Train, subway, same difference right? They both run on tracks.
I put this crock that I bought at a garage sale a few weeks ago beside it. I painted the number 3 on it with acrylic craft paint in case I get tired of it and want to wash it off later. The font is called Engravers MT if anyone is interested in font styles. And while I’m at it, the font for the subway sign was Helvetica.
Now, I have to admit that I hyperventilate when thinking of the blog world looking at my living room. It seems so personal, you know. But I enjoy so much looking at other people’s houses that I thought I would show you this little area. Tomorrow I will show you the rest of the room so you can get a better idea of my decorating style (if I have one) . . .
I’m linking with Between Naps On The Porch’s Metamorphosis Monday.