*Disclaimer, my walls are not really purple. They are supposed to be taupe, yet look purple. This will be fixed this coming fall/winter*
So for the longest time there has been a relatively empty wall in my living room, it was so bad I don't even have pictures. At Christmas, the tree is there, but my husband will not allow that up all year. One of my favorite magazines of all time is Country Sampler . If you like country and/or primitive decor their magazine is a wealth of information. I have finally purchased some binders and sleeves to store everything I like because the issues were falling apart! Anyway, I have always loved floating shelves or quilt racks on walls. The are different than pictures because you can also accessorize on top. I have been eying up a black rack for quite some time, until I realized I had purchased it years ago for Eleanor's room and it was pink. So, I broke out my trusty can of Rust-oleum in Canyon Black and the rack is now what I want. Country Sampler also had a set of lit up houses that were $30 each. I knew I had seen unfinished wood ones at Pat Catan's. We went there the other day and I got these for $3 each. Score!
I painted the outside and here they are. The pictures on the website of the ones that I am copying showed them unpainted on the inside - the jury is still out on that, however I am not sure what I would do to the inside. The one magazine showed them with candles inside. Since that screams burning down the house to me, I bought really small led battery operated candles.
The only thing I did not like was that the rack was empty. I did not have anything to hang except this small table topper that I just finished (will blog about that later). It is not going to stay up there, however it will work for now. I have some Saltbox Harvest fabric left from last year and I am going to use that.
I still need to put something in that frame which has been sitting empty for months and I would like to find a small lamp for that corner. Other than that, I am so happy with how it looks.