Saturday, January 26, 2008


We got the artwork back from the framers and hung them this afternoon. Phew. They look exactly how we planned and help to bring much needed character into the new dinning room. The framer did a good job, but after the delay excuses and joking I needed a U-haul to pick them up I don’t plan on using them again.

The background on the art is Nick and I both love England (union jack Christmas pillows) and just about all things British (especially British rock music). When our wonderful friends Jen and Todd won a vintage London Transit bus blind off EBay and they let us have the remaining stops. They framed theirs to be much taller with I think 10 stops, and looks amazing in their 1.5 story kitchen against a stone wall. (Thank you Jen and Todd)

The room is slowing coming together, but since everything is black, white or grey I need to start bringing in some more colors. I brought home some fabric swatch books to look at window fabric options, but picking any fabric is always really hard for me so curtains could take awhile. Also the height of the chandelier drives me crazy. It’s a work in progress.


Cote de Texas said...

I love those signs! Well worth the wait. Yes, your chandelier is way too high over the table, just lower it with more chain. Since your dining room is sort of fancy for a combo kitchen - why not put beautiful silk drapes at the windows - in a lucious aqua color?

Jen said...

Hurrah! They look fabulous.

LondonCalling said...

Wow, Those are wonderful! Great idea!

IzzyLu said...

I am thinking either turquoise or raspberry for the curtains and I am saving up for a Madeline Weinrib rug.