the artful hallway
Sometimes I wonder why I haven’t gotten around to completing the most obvious of home projects. Like hanging things on the wall in our front hallway. We’ve lived here for about a year and a half now. These empty walls just don’t make sense.
The ceilings are very tall and the expansiveness of the hallway makes the space too nice to be ignored. This is what the hallway looked like when I left for work Friday morning.
Friday night after work I decided the walls had been empty long enough. However, I only addressed one side – the one without that crazy art niche that just baffles me.
There were about a half dozen pieces that needed to be relocated after the recent dining room changeup. Plus at least a half dozen more pieces just stashed away in closets. So much nicer now. Looks like people live here 🙂
I didn’t try to apply any logic to this task. This is a collection of original works and reproductions. Even a couple of antique prints. A completely heterogeneous mixture. To me, the visual interest of art is in the contrast more than the similarities. Just my opinion.
I had a couple of tiny sparks of inspiration during the process. While working on the three pieces closest to the front door, I was reluctant to suspend the oversized key in the middle from a nail. But I don’t happen to have a decorative hook.
So, I popped a piece from the middle of a surplus drawer knob over the end of a regular nail. A nice button glued to the end of the nail would have worked just as well.
I only worked on one side of the hallway. The other side of the hallway is waiting for a collage that I’ve not yet begun. It’s on the list.
Still waiting for an inspired idea for a rug or runner that can stand up to dogs. Especially the small accidents that sometimes occur near the front door when visitors arrive (if you know what I mean).
Thank you so very much for dropping by!