Hi All,

Geesh - where has this week gone?!  I have a couple of projects near completion; if this weekend goes as planned, they should be posted over the next couple of days.  I have made some changes to the site over the last couple of days.  I think the new format is much easier to read and I like the larger photos.  
Today we look at another painting project. Have I told you I love the power of paint?  Well, I do!  I found these lovely medallions on clearance at Jo-Ann Fabrics. I love the detail on them and although I love the original colors, I immediately thought they would be great painted and used in a grouping. Aha - there is a spot above the guest room bed where these would be perfect!  That area has been a little difficult to fill in; I have tried various items in different shapes and groupings and just haven't been satisfied. As headboards continue to reach greater heights the area above the headboard can sometimes present a decorating challenge - - but with a little ingenuity we can tackle them. That's part of the fun!!!

Here's another look at the medallions in their original colors.  They came with hanging brackets attached; however, we had to move one hanger on the dark medallion because I wanted to hang it as a diamond rather than a square. 
I decided to paint them black to match the finish on the guest room furniture.  Next, - - well, then I hesitated - (thinking) wouldn't they be great in white in the dining room???  However, I did not give in to the temptation and kept my focus on filling in the space above the headboard.  Besides - nothing says they can't be switched out at a later date.  After all, there is satisfaction in using what you already have in a different way. 

Here's a close-up shot after a coat of paint.   The grouping works well in this space because the staggered heights mimic the lines of the headboard. 
Here you can see them with more of the surrounding area.   
Always consider the power of paint when you find something you like but it doesn't come in the right color. 

Decor Niche