Other than bringing in color, I wanted to solve some other issues. Our thermostat is right smack dab in the center of the main wall in our living room. Who puts a thermostat there?!? A man obviously. I have always hated this because I wanted to hang something there. But I discovered if I take off the cover from the front of the thermostat (since we have no working heat anyway), I can hang a canvas style painting because they have a hollow back. Also, our coffee table and floor are pretty much the same color, so I wanted to bring in some kind of contrasting element.
Lastly, I wanted to hang the collage style wedding picture that my father sent me. Which sounds weird if you know the wedding pictures debacle that happened with my father, but he did send me one picture from my wedding, after I had begged for them all. So I've always called it the "My Father is An ASS" photo, but it was still a nice photo, so I wanted to use it. That my friends, is how Brittany takes the lemons life is giving her, makes a lemon pound cake, garnishes it with a bit of lemon zest, and serves it with a smile!
Before Wall One (notice annoying thermostat, and I apologize I was holding the camera kind of crooked):