Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Your Opinion, Please
I bought these wooden panels to use in the entry, as the backdrop for hooks to hang up a coat or hat as you come in. I bought two different types of hooks over the past month or so and wonder what you think I should use. The large hooks would only allow for three hooks altogether, but they are pretty neat, with old postage stamp style art work mounted in the center. The smaller hooks are handcrafted iron hooks purchased on a recent mountain expedition.
The panels are small cupboard doors rescued from a house being torn down in Red Rock Canyon. I like the color, I like the rustic feel of using them as is, but may be willing to repaint and fill in the holes where hardware used to be. I thought of possibly handpainting Italian countryside scenes in the center of the panels if I use the small black hooks. What do you think? I have seen old hardware and old cabinetry and/or wood scraps put together for interesting (and pricey) wall art and/or hooks before, but thought this was a little different than what I've seen, and besides, I found all the pieces, so it would be uniquely mine.
Please vote for the large or small hooks. If you go for the small hooks, should I paint Italian country scenes in the center of the panels?