Sunday, January 26, 2014

Artwork over the fireplace.

The Home Stager suggested a larger piece of artwork over our fireplace and I agreed with her.  So I decided to borrow the painting below from our dd.  She "won" it at The Drawing for Art event that we go too every year.  It looks gorgeous there, but as it's an original piece of art which is probably worth a few hundred dollars I am concerned with the heat coming off the fireplace and worried about the soot from the fireplace making it dirty.  So we decided to go out and see if we can get something similar.
 
Last weekend we saw this print and the colours were right.  However when we got it home it was much too big.  So we took it back yesterday.
We ended up buying this one instead.
The price was right at $39.99 and it is the right colour.  Dh is taking down the light fixture; that too was suggested by the Home Stager.
One question that was asked yesterday was are we moving closer to the kids.  Dd, hubby and Miss Nora, live around 90 minutes from us, we are moving around 10 minutes closer to them.  We do not want to live in the area they live and there is a possibility that dd hubby's work location may move to the west of the city.  
 
Our son lives around 40 minutes from us, again that will be cut by around 10 minutes.  Our little Princess and her family will be around another 10 to 15 minutes further away, so it will probably take us around 75 minutes to get to their house.  Also on a positive note, dh's commute will also be 10 minutes shorter.  It takes him a full hour to get to work.
 
By the way this weather sucks....just thought I'd mention that.

8 comments:

j said...

I love all three of them! The one your daughter won is beautiful.

Kaisievic said...

Oooh, you are leaving your lovely farmhouse? Have you bought a new home yet? Love your new artwork, too.

Evelyn said...

love the artwork!

Piece by Piece said...

Not too fussy on the one you took back either, but like the others. I agree the lamp should come down.

"Weather sucks" is putting it mildly.
Patricia

Blackberry Lane said...

Sounds like you have considered your new location thoroughly.

The new artwork is very appealing in the space.

~Carla~ said...

I find these posts so interesting! Although it sounds like a lot of work having to find this and find that, etc.. hopefully it'll be worth it all in the end! :) And yes, this weather sucks. lol~

William Kendall said...

They're each lovely in turn.

I'll have to play devil's advocate and say I love this weather, but I'm silly that way.

Rose said...

I suppose you know I agree totally bout the weather, but yours may be worse than mine even. I am just so tired of cold.

I like either piece over the fireplace, but the piece your daugher won has my heart.

Oh, we live 80 miles from one DD and Lorelei...