Yesterday after a great brunch with Jefe’s family, we FINALLY tackled some finishing touches to his parents’ place that were long overdue.
First we started in the office. A few frames from Aaron Brothers and 3 college pennants later, and we’ve got a wall of artwork. We choose a few long, skinny frames that were meant for 3 photos. We ditched the precut mat, attached the pennants to the white backing with a little painters tape, and closed them up. These 3 pre-made frames cost us a LOT less than the custom ones and they seemed to work just fine. The pennants happen to represent the alma maters of Jefe, his father, and his brother so it makes it all the more meaningful. What do you think?! (Please excuse the bad lighting as I wasn’t planning to blog about this quite yet, but couldn’t hold in the incredible results….)
Next we moved to the right, in the area above the desk. Luckily, Jefe’s dad already had some great, classy artwork already framed that we popped up there. It’s a print commemorating when the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004. Just around the corner to the right, Jefe found this stellar metal sign – an old ad with Ted Williams. It’s got great coloring, has vintage style and is sports-themed (Have I mentioned this is a die-hard Red Sox family?!)
Last week we relocated a plant from their dining room to really it give it an old-school library feel. And that sucker has THRIVED. It’s grown at least 6 inches in the last week, thanks to the direct sunlight.
And without further ado, the big picture, literally:
We haven’t tackled the artwork on the accent wall yet as we’re waiting to get a large poster custom framed. Once that’s up, we’ll finish it off with Jefe’s dad’s diploma and a small gallery wall of Sox themed artwork above the globe.
Moving down the hall to the guest room, we finally tackled hanging the great Target mirror we ordered. Much to our surprise, it was much lighter than anticipated. It was also NOT painted red – it was the perfect shade of wood to match the bed frame. Go figure. So that was quite the happy accident. And in the spirit of using what you’ve got, we hung a great picture of Golden Gate Bridge that Jefe’s parents already had up on the wall above the bookshelf.
We still have a few more to things to go in this room including his mother’s rug and painting from Ecuador as well as a planned family photo gallery wall.
But here’s the **almost** finished product:
More to come soon as we’ve got our momentum going to really get this project finished. And yes, I’ve recently become obsessed with the iPhone’s panoramic option. It really is a quick and dirty way to get wide-angle shots in VERY tight spaces – an overworked blogger’s dream.
Are any of you trying to wrap up any unfinished projects? How did you find your motivation?