Last month I painted a little alcove in my living room and made it into a little sitting area. I painted the walls a risky shade of green and absolutely loved it. The walls change colours all day long, depending on the light. It can be lime green in the afternoon, and then granny smith apple green, and then darken down to a sage green at night. I love it.. It was my little “happy place” to go and relax and rejuvenate.
(sorry, no “before” pictures)
Then, we decided that we should get a fireplace/stove to help heat the living room and I had to do some reorganizing. Since the TV was sitting in the spot where the stove will go, it had to be moved and there was no place else for it to go except in the wall of my sitting area. Bye-bye green room and hello big old ugly black TV.
So last weekend we made the hole in the wall and made a casing to hold the TV. (the back of the tv is housed in a cupboard we made in the bathroom and we will make a storage unit underneath to make it all look like it belongs.)
Anyway,.. this weekend we put the trim around the hole in the wall. We used the old barnboards from my great-grandfather’s old shed and I love it.
(Tom/Douglas—if you look closely at the trunk between the two couches you might see something special sitting there)
And here is the conversation piece of the unit:
But now, I’m stuck. What goes underneath it all?
I had purchased an old headboard at a second hand store, with the plan of using the sides as pillars. I thought they would be perfect for under my “mantle” that we created. But, alas, they aren’t working. Too dainty for the big monstrosity in the wall.
I had thought of painting inbetween the pillars to make it look like a fireplace… but then I lose even more green.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)