I need help. And yes, I realize there are so many places you could take that. All the same, I lay myself bare.
Or, I admit that our walls are still mostly bare 28 months after moving in here.
For the past three months or so I've been working my (obviously weak) magic, trying to get Tom in the mood. To hang stuff. Because we have plenty of stuff.
Artwork that my mother-in-law got for us.
Scenic photos from vacations past.
Pictures of the kids.
And it turns out we even have frames. Tons of them. Or at least one-quarter of a ton based on the four trips down the stairs with my arms full of slipping and sliding framery.
Now that Tom has agreed to join me in my quest to make this house feel more like a home, I have decided that we need to paint one of the walls.
Don't worry, we've got the color mostly under control. Crazy as this may sound, we have an orange in mind that will go brilliantly with the tan walls and purple cabinets in the kitchen.
No, really. That's not the part I need help with.
In addition to this one wall, which is in the living room, we're going to paint a niche in the same room.
How would you paint the niche?
Paint it all, back and sides?
Paint just the back?
Paint the back our fabulous orange, but paint the sides a color lighter than the rest of the walls... to sort of frame it like a window?
Something else that you're willing to share with me?
In case you're not sure what the heck I'm talking about, here's our niche. It's approximately 4' x 2'.