Welcome to What's on My Wall Wednesday! This event offers you the chance to show off some of your wall treasures! If the eyes are a picture to the soul, I think it could be said that your artwork and what you hang on your walls are the soul of your home. I think what you showcase on your walls is a reflection of who you are, what you like...and what makes you happy.
I enjoy What's on Your Wall Wednesday because you have already shared so many of your family pictures, artwork, custom tile designs... and so much more. It's a chance to get really up close and personal with you and your home.
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This week - I want to talk about my cornice boards. When we purchased this home, I was very pleased that I would have these jewels to work with....or should I say jewels in the rough. For they were covered with the most hideous fabric one could imagine. Because this was in the days before blogging - I did not take "before" pictures. Let's just say the 80's called and wanted their fabric back.
The largest one is hanging in my formal Dining Room, and stretches about 16' across. It takes three Olympic Bench Pressers to get this puppy down and back up again.
Before we added on the large Family Room addition, this room was the formal Living Room. Now because this room serves a different purpose - I want this cornice to be upholstered in a more formal fabric. This is one of my Summer projects - although I have not informed Mr. Grits of the need for these to come down yet. (I'm askeered!) :-O LOL
I love the details and all the angles....this is the end of the cornice.
.. and this is the detailing between the doors and stationary glass panels. No - the drop is not hung off center it is the angle of how I took the pic. I promise they are aligned. If they were not - there would have been no peace in Ye' Ole House of Grits. I am a balance and align freak! :-)
I, also, have cornices in my foyer. One hangs on each side of the front door. These are very unusual in that they are bell shaped and flare out at the sides.
I think whoever crafted these was brilliant. Again, I chose a simple fabric when we moved in - and used a brush fringe. I have my eye on a silk plaid for these darlings.
I also wanted to share two new tiles I recently purchased at Kirkland's. I had all intentions of adding these on the new Front Porch, but there just wasn't enough room....
The colors accent this area perfectly...so they have found a new home here. Both mine and Mr. Grits' initials are B-G.