I still haven't finished uploading my London trip photos but I did put up one that is much more blog-worthy anyway. Check it out:
Sorry for the poorly exposed photo and my apologies to the woman at the right. I only managed to get off this one shot before getting yelled at by the shopkeeper. (Not sure why but a lot of stores seem to have a serious no photo policy. As an aside, I never understood this - how does it hurt sales if people are impressed with their store design and want to show their friends??) But look beyond the knick knacks and rainhat wearing lady over to the fireplace.
Isn't that fabulous? I just love this idea. The detail adds such a great textural element while the color being the same as the wall creates a very modern look. And you already know I have a love affair with empty frames. Gotta.have.it!!
The area over my master bedroom (non working) fireplace jumped to my mind.
Looking through my archives, I don't think I have a recent photo of it so this one from during the reno will have to do. If I stand in another corner, the view looks more like this.
Now the question is - where do I find a frame like this without having to take a second mortgage out? Frame stores are out of the question as the by the foot prices for this are sheer insanity. I've looked online without much luck but I'm not quite sure what this style of frame is called so that could be the problem. It can be any finish or even be a bit damaged b/c I'm just going to paint over it. Any suggestions for me? Any framers with a heart of gold out there?