|Come to think of it my same sis gave me that lantern too many years ago!|
This little nook is in the kitchen. It used to be where the old land line phone was hooked up to back in the 1950's. It was ugly and still had the wires sticking out of it. So we painted it the same color as the a joining mudroom after cutting the wires and smoothing it over with wall putty. I think it turned out quite nice. We keep a little bowl of matches there for the tea light lantern and a little owl painting my big sis gave to us as a housewarming gift.
Here's the before. Not the best pic but you get the idea.
We've made so many improvements to this little house that have made big impact. Now that ugly wall is an interesting and happy focal point. Almost everyone that comes into the kitchen for the first time remarks on how they love it. When we replace all the cabinets I plan on painting the walls a very fresh herb green. There is still so much to do in this house. I just have to remember all that we have done and remember just how awful it looked when we moved in compared to now... work, work!