|hallway between living room/bedroom|
My house is full of these arches - well, in the common areas, anyway. I've painted them different colors, I've painted faux molding around them, I've painted bricks around them...
|kitchen/living room pass-thru, 2006|
|entry hall into living room|
|late Winter 2007|
For about five minutes in early 2007, the arches and the dark "wood" floors inspired me to try go pseudo-Spanish in there. It didn't last long. Seriously, it was like a month before I scrapped the whole idea as a "nice place to visit, but wouldn't want to live there" - but that period was when I built my "salvaged wooden beam" fireplace mantel, which I really, really love.
|back when a hollow box was a truly daunting project|
So, all of this to say that I'm thinking about doing something with my arches. I don't know if I'll paint the insides of them again or not. Nothing's really grabbing me about that lately, even though it's been on my mind a lot.
However, a year ago or so, I cut out a paper template traced from the doorways, sized it to one of the windows in the living room, and taped it up there behind the blinds, to see if I could mimic the look of an arched window to match the doors. I wasn't expecting much, but I loved the way it looked, and had always planned to go back and try it on all the living room windows, and then take a more permanent stab at it if I liked it.
I may go ahead with another paper mock-up this week. Especially since it's entirely possible that I'll be getting new blinds in there soon. Santa brought me a gift card to my very favorite store! :o)