Friday, February 1, 2008

I'm Not Sure I Like This

Having been totally inspired by Restoration Home, I decided it was time to tackle the empty wall space above our banquette.  I needed storage for platters.

We had some old palettes in the basement.  The constraints were that the plate racks be high enough that people could sit on the banquette without whacking their heads.  But, they couldn't be so high that Alan couldn't reach the platters.

A palette cut in half seemed to fit the bill nicely.....

Until I stepped back and looked at the finished product.

I've been driving Alan crazy ever since:  "Is it too cutesy-poo?"   "Is it too formal?"

He keeps saying, "Barb, they're palettes!"

I thought about it a lot and I think that when a wall or a room is sitting there in its bare and pristine state, anything is possible.  But when you actually get around to finishing it, well, then it's done.

And apparently, I hate that.


Anyone else have this dilemma?



Tara said...

I think it looks great and like how they are hung differently!

beachbungalow8 said...

great idea. they look good. a little on the country side but that's not a bad thing.

Barb McMahon said...

Thanks you two!

They are starting to grow on me...