Monday, 7 April 2008

An Empty Space..and No it's not inside my head..LOL

"Space For Rent" "Spaced Out" "Gimme some Space"

Well really they all have nothing to do with my dilemna, they just have the word SPACE in them, and thats what i have...SPACE.
This particular space in my wall is driving me barmie but.

This is the view looking from part of the kitchen into the hallway.

From hallway, at front door to the kitchen area.

I need help (yes mentally as well i think).
Most of you would know i have 5 cats and they kinda like sitting up there so anything breakable along there is simply out of the question...hence only 3 things sitting on there right now that arent breakable(oh how id love to be able to put old china along there...)
*sigh* Oh well.

I have some ideas. Want me to run them by you?
Im thinking maybe a big swag of soft pink organza pulled in at the corners and top with bunches of faux roses, and hanging down at the sides....
OR still with the swag but INSIDE the framework and painting roses along the top and sides of the timber???
Hmmm what to do. what to do. I dont want it completely closed in because it does provide light and a nice breeze in summer from the front door.

So what do you think? Expert opinions much appreciated here. LOL.

Thanks Girls!

Lots of Pink Kisses,
Shann xo

Oh and this is what i mean by the cats like it up there...


Lori said...

i'll cast my vote for a swag outside the opening...that sounds cute you kitty looks all snuggled up in the pretty basket!!!

Ney_Strokes of Magic said...

I looks beautiful . . I like the idea of putting the pink organza on the outside in the form of a swag. You could add some pearls in with the roses, or maybe some sparkly beads??

I love your kitty - what would we do with out our furry friends!


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Shannon! I have that same basket! I keep diapers and wipes in it on my half wall, lol! Your kitty looks so cute in there!

I LOVE your ideas! Everything you do is so creative and beautiful! It will be fabulous! oh, are your kitties declawed? That may be a factor with organza, lol!

Love ya sweetie,

Donna O. said...

Or how about framing it out with some fabulous crown molding pieces-You could paint them gold or silver?

shabby chic said...

i think you will do a great job whatever you decide!, Your home looks lovely . Very romantic looking and beautifull x

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Awwwww, kitty looks so snuggly sweet!
I think your ideas sound lovely and it will look beautiful -- it already does! :)

purpleflowerfairy said...

lol! i love the photo of one of your kitties in the pink and white basket - TOO CUTE!!! hugs, debbie =) p.s. i think you should paint some of your pretty roses on there...

Peta said...

What about one of those narrow white, picture rail shelfs from ikea? Like the one I have over the window in my kitchen? You can fit a ton of china on those. And because it is narrow it won't overwhelm.

Siobhan said...

Thats a hard one Shannon??? What about hanging little china tea cups from the top instead of putting anything below that the cats could break?

Bek said...

Your place looks lovely, I can see what you mean you need something on the white wall side, and the cats limit what you can do. Humm I will sleep on it and get back to you.
So glad we are swap partners :) catch you soon.


KARA said...

ahh thats the cutest cat piccy, I love the cupcake sign yummy where is it from I need one.
I like the second idea, I love your roses and don't think there could ever be to many of them.
Can't wait to see what you do.
p.s. miss thing there is something for you in my world pop by and see

Gypsy Mermaid said...

ohhh how cute! I wanna come live at your house its soo girlie!! hehe Ilike the idea of a swag but I think the kitties will to! crown molding would be pretty! I love the little kitty in the basket that is just too cute!! hugs


Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hello sweets!
I think framing it like a window would be really cute with a swag or whatever. Also I love love love that cupcake sign. Let us know what you do.

LeAnn :)

joan said...

I have to think about this one. I love how cute everything is in your home. And that photo of your kitty is just too sweet.

Fete et Fleur said...

If you put up the swag do it on the outside or the cats might use it for batting practice. I think it would look pretty.

xx Nancy

NeereAnDear said...

Another idea would be to paint a swag of roses above the mantel and have the swags hanging down the sides.... The cats cant mess with them... or

Take plates and put them on the wall in an arc high enough they cant reach them

I am sure you will come up with a clever idea...

Let us know



Sue said...

Im thinking your cats will love the swag, to climb on!Maybe a swag of your flowers painted might be better...Im having a dilemma as well, please visit help me!

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Shann,
After reading through everyones ideas I'm opting for Miss Siobhans suggestion of hanging teacups - well out of the way of flying kitties of course!!

Tracie said...

Hey Shann,
I think the swag should be on the outside girl!

What a cozy catnap there in such a cute basket too - why are we working so hard and our animals are always snoozing? Oh yeah, they're smart and very pampered.

Happy day sweets!

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Bek said...

Had an idea late last night, for the counter area you could get a cupcake or sweet display holder. And put some cupcakes or cakes on it. Or a long platter that is painted white with some faux treats. That way you can change the cakes every mth and it will always be something new. Something that won't breat so if the cats do knock it off it won't matter. The swag sounds great. Whatever you do will look great.

Gail McCormack said...

What about some wrought iron corner pieces, like the ones Tony sometimes uses in the sides of his benches, I think I have a photo of one on my blog header, the aluminium versions aren't too expensive. I like Siobhan's idea of hanging the tea cups too.

Alice W. said...

I have a similar space so I know your dilemma! But I can't offer help because I haven't figured out what to do with mine lol!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Oh my gosh! This is too funny and so close to home! I have to think about everything I buy to be sure it's not too tempting for my kitty!!! Your little angel in the basket is just adorable!