No More Bare Walls
Finally, on Friday I hit the jackpot ... twice. The first time was on my lunch. Out of desperation I went to Hobby Lobby again (hey, maybe I missed something). Next door is a Tuesday Morning store, where they sell discounted fancy stuff.
There I bought several picture frames, all different sizes and styles but all a similar dark shade of wood. Hurray!
Then once I got back to good ol' Eutaw, I decided to try the Dollar General (one of three dollar stores). Believe it or not, I found exactly what I needed there! Super cheap (but not too cheap-looking) 11x14 black and dark wood frames, along with 8x10s and 4x6s.
I couldn't find a proper frame for my three 1890s vegetable can labels, but then I found them at the Family Dollar yesterday.
So I'm all set! Well, nearly. I still have to figure out a framing method for the 1 million and 1 vintage postcards of Eutaw and Mobile I bought (thanks Mindy, for the suggestion!).
But I got several things framed and last night convinced Darwin to hang the art up in the kitchen. Finally, the eye candy:
I think that's also the first wider view of the kitchen since we've put the knobs on the cabinet doors. Turns out I bought two too few, so I'll have to reorder from Rejuvenation.
The black-framed art will tie in even better once we get the black and white hex countertops installed. I can't wait!
Still to do in the kitchen:
It sounds like a lot. Okay, it is a lot. But the kitchen is functioning and not too terrible looking right now, so most of the projects remaining are non-urgent. Except the vile light fixtures. Oh, and I've already bought the tile for the countertops, so could we please get that done soon? Thanks.