Ok, so I posted this Iron Work Wall (TIWW) again the other day and so many of you like it. Frankly, I like it, too, but I hate seeing the back of the TV and entertainment center through it (and the dust on top of the back of the TV, very attractive, don't you think?).
So, I tell my dh this and now he is ready to keep it again. Really, he just doesn't want to do the work of drywalling up that wall. I can't say that I blame him, we have been pretty busy around here lately and there is still more to do...
I have taken a bunch of photos of the Living Room and Foyer, so that you can get a better idea of the layout of the room...and the furniture that we have to work with. We are actually not keeping the entertainment center, at least not forever, as hubby wants a new plasma TV...don't they all? ;) It was our plan to drywall up that wall and hang the TV there...and maybe get a faux fireplace for underneath...I have even seen fireplaces that are made for putting under plasma TVs...so that was my little dream anyhow...now he wants to keep this wall...again...ergh...
Here is my thing, too, if we keep it, I don't want the TV on TIWW or even in that corner...because I don't want to be looking out into the foyer or have the foyer as a focal point...does that make sense? The sectional does not fit in the room any other way because of the chaise lounge chair part. Hubby wants to take it off, but then the clips on the side would show...but I guess I could put a table next to it.
I have 2 old wing chairs in the basement, that I could get slip covers for and use as extra seating, if needed...possibly in front of TIWW.
TIWW needs to be painted, too...and since I thought we were getting rid of it, I spray painted the matching railings a bronze sort of color, to blend in with the wood floor and brown carpet...but if we keep TIWW, I don't want it to be bronze, hubby doesn't want it to be black...so I guess just repaint it cream???
OK, well enough of me and my IWW angst...on with the tour! :)
I love the color on the walls and we're sticking with something similar. This color is called "Outback" by Behr, but not sure if they make it anymore, since you know how they like to change the names of their colors all the time...but maybe they can still bring it up on their computer?
Don't worry about the blinds...I am going to copy Deb from Deb's Country Kisses, window treatment...roman blinds with curtains...we need them not so much for privacy as to block the sun from the TV...but if you have other ideas, I would love to hear them:
The hideous fuchsia pink accent wall is going, too...it was all the rage in the 90's, which would be OK, if we bought this house in the 90's, but we bought it in 2003 and then painted it this color...what was I thinking??? ;)
Stairs...this is a quad-style home, so lots of stairs!
No, we don't have a ghost...that's just Speedy Gonzales there in the pic ;)
This is the same color as the living room, it's so warm, just love it.
The pretty ceiling tin Fleur de Lis from Susie Harris' etsy shop again...a few of you said to decorate this iron work wall with more hangings with black ribbon:
The original ceramic (I guess?) tile in my foyer, I think it is called Talavera, but if anyone knows different, please let me know:
OK, so now that you have seen it all...what do you think?
Edited to add:
Just found this picture on Kristi's Addicted to Decorating Blog, the curtain behind the tv looks really sharp, it's a Candice Olson room, featured in Home Magazine. Do you think something like this would work: