I'm sure you've heard people say that they need a painting for above their sofa, or over their table or whatever....
I guess that is how most people are.
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) I'm just the opposite.
I find a painting or a some sort of piece of art (junk to some others)
and then I want to change everything in the room.
The wall color, the other paintings, the pillows and I need to move furniture around.
When I say move furniture around I don't mean across a room but all over the house.
I truly believe that just about every "piece" I have, has been in every room of my home.
I had an old serving cabinet that once stood in my dining room. But then I did away with the dining room and made it into my kitchen. So the cabinet went into the laundry room. I had a tray with detergents, bleach etc. on top of it and the fabric softener sheets were in one of the drawers and small rags in the other. I stacked towels in the bottom. Hmmmm, towels?
So I moved it upstairs into the bathroom and stored my hair brushes and curling irons and things in the drawers. I stacked towels in the bottom.
But then it seemed to eat up all the space in the bathroom. So I moved it down to the living room. I put the TV on top and the remote controls in the drawers. I stacked magazines in the bottom.
but then I rearranged again and moved it out to my enclosed front porch.
I put garden gloves in one of the drawers and tools. I stuck dog leashes in the other one. I stacked items that needed to be taken to Recycling Center in the bottom and that overflowed and started to be stacked on top....which made the porch look junky. Especially from the outside looking in.
So I moved it to the backyard, against the steps and put empty pots in the bottom and my garden gloves and my garden hand tools in the drawers. Then I set some potted flowers on top but I never got around to sealing it and it got wobbly.
So I moved it to the curb.
A hatchback car slowed down.
I waved farewell as the old guy loaded into the back.
I wonder where it is now?
So are you like me? Do You find a painting and build around it?
I ADORE this painting by Henri de Toulouse- Lautrec "Monsieur, Madame and the Dog" (1893)
I'm thinking of getting a print and hanging it above the bench in my kitchen....and then maybe paint the kitchen grey.....? Kinda the color by his knee.....
Or do you paint the room, move in the furniture and THEN look for a painting?
Grayson Sofa from http://seeingdesign.com/