Happy New Year everyone! I hope your holiday weekend was exactly how you wanted it to be, wether that was exciting or relaxed. We took the relaxed approach. I stayed home and the Hubs went hunting so no big ball dropping parties here. Today I wanted to share another piece of wall art that came back on our recent trip to Portland.
This metal reproduction windmill. If you remember I purchased an authentic windmill from Alaska Picker about a year ago and planned to display it on this faux shiplap wall but it was SUPER heavy and the Hubs just wasn’t sure we’d be able to locate studs in the right spots to mount it securely. So when I spotted this baby on DecorSteals.com for $90 a few weeks before our trip I snapped one up and had it sent to my Mother-In-Law’s house since they wouldn’t ship to Alaska.
This one is smaller and much lighter than the authentic one we bought. Plus it comes apart into three sections so should I ever want to change things up I can use them separately without much effort. It looked so awesome with our holiday decor and my new farmhouse style sign fit perfectly inside the bottom curve.
I packed up all the Christmas decorations over the weekend and I’m still working on my ‘winter’ decor for January – March, so we’ll see how I decorate around this in the coming days. I’m considering adding two hanging lanterns or sconces on either side since the wall is so large, but I’ve got something else from our Portland trip going up on the wall where the barn wood angel hung for Christmas, so I want to wait until I get that up before I make a final decision, in case it would make the space too cluttered.
So you’re probably wondering what we’ll do with the large and expensive authentic windmill right? Don’t worry it will still get it’s due – I found a local buyer for it who wants to display it on a wall in her home. And since she’s buying it for what we paid, we’re breaking even on that attempt. Hopefully, she’s able to figure out a way to secure it well and enjoys it as much as I do this one.
We’ve also been working on another long-time-coming project recently – barn doors for the office! The Hubs built the doors over the Christmas weekend and sanded them down so now it’s up to me to finish them with stain or paint. I’m still debating on what the final choice will be but they should be done and installed this weekend so I can share them with you soon. 🙂