Monday, June 16, 2008

It Doesn't Have To Be Perfect To Be Beautiful

Thanks to the Nester at Nesting Place for inspiring this blog.



See this picture, it wasn't supposed to be this way....almost 2 years later!







We moved our entertainment center in front of this iron work wall, just to see if we liked it there...and we did. So we decided to remove that iron piece, and hopefully use it in the garden or somewhere..then drywall up that opening...I told my husband that I sure hope it did not still look like this in a year...and he said, "Oh, no...we'll fix it..." Hmmmm-mmmm....that was October, 2006...as you see, we still have the entertainment center in front of the iron work wall.

What's worse....is that is our foyer down those stairs (we live in a quad-style home)....so yep, here is the first thing people see when they enter our home:





Yep, it's not perfect, but my home and my family are definitely beautiful to me! Thanks, Nester!

23 comments:

Sarah Mae said...

That is funny! Oh well, one day, right? :)

The Nester said...

It could be worse--it could be in front of a window!

That iron work will be so pretty outside! I have a feeling y'all have been doing all sorts of other important things and not taking out this iron!

Thanks for sharing it!

Marianne said...

It is a great piece of ironwork though, so maybe not so bad that your guests see it first.

Kimba said...

That's a beautiful piece of ironwork. Until you feel like moving it, it's beautiful right were it is.

And I love the paint job on your older son's bedroom! Great job!

Kimba

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Ooops! We have projects around here that have been languishing for four years, so I feel your pain!

~ Sarah

Susie Harris said...

Hang on to it. That stuff is coming back in style I bet. Thanks for sharing, Susie H

HeathahLee said...

We have tons of unfinished projects around here...I feel your pain! But that ironwork is beautiful!

Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique said...

We have some projects from 2006 too. Uh huh, yup...TONS of them. I feel your pain. The funny thing is now that I have this blog, my husband is running around finishing them up. bwahahahahah Cuz I WILL show pix.

Angela said...

That iron work is pretty darn cool. Oh, we so have things like that in our house.

My Crafty Little Page said...

I love that iron work and most people who come to your house are probably wishing it was THEIRS. I totally do! Your sons bedroom is fabulous!

Hooked on Houses said...

I love this! Too funny. It's amazing how we get used to living with certain things like that and (almost) don't notice them any more, isn't it? -Julia :-)

Marie said...

Thanks for the blog visit!! I love your iron work! I'm sure it will look great in your garden...when you get it out there.:o)

I love your son's bedroom too... I have as simliar idea in mind for my sons room. I can't find a picture anywhere of the inspiration though. It was on Bravo's "Make Me a Supermodel" tv show. lol

Jane said...

Ah, the plans we make before life gets in the way! I agree it is pretty iron work. Someday it will get it's place of honor in the meantime, have a great day!

Kellie said...

So glad to know that we aren't the only family who Dream Big, bur Work Slow!

Thanks for sharing!

Christi said...

Whatever works! I worry about what people see sometimes, but you know, I really don't have that many people over!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Rae said...

That iron is really really neat!

Kari & Kijsa said...

The iron has great potential! Love your sharing!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Bonita said...

Personally, I love that iron work. It adds character, personality, and uniqueness. Maybe you could hang a blanket or beautiful piece of material between it and the entertainment center. I'm glad to know that others have projects that have been on their to-do list for years!

Kitty Scraps said...

I agree with Bonita, I was thinking the same thing! Just get out your glue gun and tack up a little fabric to the back of your EC then the view from that side won't detract from your lovely iron work. I think the iron work is fab, so if you keep it in place or use it outside, either way it's great stuff.

In my kitchen when we moved back in two years ago, we took some salvaged cabinets and built in around our refrigerator. Well ever since I've been waiting for hubby to make a door for the broom closet part of it. Every so often I ask him about it. Still hasn't made me a door though... LOL Nice to see I'm not alone in this! LOL

Melissa Lester said...

That sounds like a pretty big project, so I completely understand. The ironwork is lovely, so narrowing down the choices of where to put it will probably be the biggest challenge!

Songbirdtiff said...

Well, now, what would you do if you ran out of projects? At least you know this one is still waiting for you. :) BTW, I LOVE your son's room makeover! Wow! And the chair cushions... I would totally make those if I could find a pattern. I'm off to scour the internet.

Marlene said...

Hi Bella! I ove your iron work, we had a house that had similair problem.. Ours showed as you walked up the stairs and we had to put a desk in that spot, with all the computer cords showing. I solved the problem by going to target an buying 3 curtain panels ( in sale bin of course) and hanging them from the ceiling..the iron work looked fabulous with a pop of color behind it to show it off and after i did that I always got tons of compliments from people when they saw it..make it a show piece with a great curtain color...and your entertainment shelf would look great too with it behnd it to frame!!! thanks for stopping by my site! Marlene from Cambria

the wreath witch said...

I think stretching some cotton duck fabric on a frame you can insert behind the TV in the frame the ironwork is in and then you can put sconces on the ironwork hiding the wires behind.. you can dye the cotton duck or leave it natural it's cool..
and/or you can put a color finish on the ironwork, - have you considered swapping the TV and the sofa locals.and let the ironwork show... pat

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