In spite of my initial fears, I'm discovering that everything looks good against white walls. I finally got around to painting our stairwell, complete with it's 16-foot ceiling. I managed it with a combination of a roller extension and a ladder. And choosing wall paint the same colour as the ceiling helped too. If a 12-foot-tall person were to visit my house and inspect that upper corner, I'm sure it looks awful. But from way down here at my not-quite-5-foot-4-inch height, it looks great.
I looked through my collection of wall stuff and removed everything with black frames. I wanted a warmer look for this particular gallery wall. The black frames will go in our bedroom if I ever get around to painting the walls in there. The remaining mix is a bit ecclectic, containing:
- two of our engagement photos,
- two mirrors (the pine-framed one was from my parents' wedding in 1979),
- one painting done by me,
- one painting that we paid way too much for at Home Sense,
- a sepia-toned sailboat photo that we found at a garage sale,
- a tiny print of old buildings along a canal,
- a wooden plaque that I made during the first year of our marriage: Est. August 10, 2002.
- a large antique frame,
- and two other empty wooden frames that I rescued from a neighbour who was going to throw them out. Even at age 15 I knew they were worth saving.
What do you think of white walls? (PS: there are only a few more hours to enter the 2 Red Hens Rooster Bag giveaway!)