Raise your hand if you have an opinion.
Come sit by me
I’m in the middle of re-decorating my mother’s beach house for an amazing project I’m working on.
And I’m stumped.
I’m at a crossroad and I don’t know where to turn or what to decide or which way to go or if I should just sit on this beach and read a good book and let the house decorate itself.
Can you help?
Before I get to the help part, let me show you what I’ve been working on so far.
I found these sand dollars. They don’t know it yet, but I have four projects for them.
I’m looking at you shower curtain.
I’m accessorizing with artwork made from shells.
These are tiny shells in different colors all glued together to create art.
Or a piece for the mantel–whichever comes first.
I found these old drawers with rusted hardware and they’ll become wall art.
This is the tip of a giant driftwood whale that I got for 50% off because he was broken.
And one of my favorite things I found to go in the living room.
An anchor in string.
So now you’ve seen the behind the scenes.
You’ve seen where I’m going. We’re in the middle of painting everything and the color scheme is navy and white with layered in texture (and wait for it….wait for it)…
Please act like you’re surprised.
Which all leads me the opinion I’m looking for—this is the fireplace in the living room.
I’m adding in a mantel to the front that is going to be a big beam of reclaimed wood in the center. But here’s where I’m stumped.
Should I paint it–maybe a light white wash to match the bricks?
Or should I just leave the beam unpainted just like I found it?
To paint or not to paint?
Calling all opinions….this one’s for you.
PS And yes–those are revolutionary war men as andirons.
My grandmother found them for the house long ago. And no. She didn’t ask my opinion. 🙂