Since we’ve moved in, one of the most puzzling pieces of our living room for me has been the space over our mantle. Our fireplace itself is LARGE (the mantle is 5′ tall–up to my chin!), and the space above it also seems like a huge expanse. Because it is.
But when Mom and I were thrifting last weekend, I came across THEEE PERFECT seascape print at an antique store. Here’s the picture I sent to Kenny–with me in it for scale.
My only hesitations were 1) the price, $20, and 2) the color–it was pretty yellow-y, and I was worried it would look weird with our blue/gray livingroom.
But $20 is really an excellent price for a piece of artwork this large, and I could not pass it up.
And the verdict? IT”S WONDERFUL.
The yellowness of the painting adds warmth into the room that had been previously missing (some pillows with yellow in it will bridge the color gap a little better). And I LOVE mixing in antiques with new items, and before this painting, the “new” side of the equation was winning handily.
And…that frame. I love the patina.
I liked this painting so much that I actually took the plunge and hung it up–something I had heretofore been avoiding. Clearly I was just waiting for this piece.
Anyone else had any great secondhand scores lately?