Before long, I decided to fix something that had been bugging me.
The end wall with the window lacked symmetry. The reason was the wall phone connection, that I had to work around – placing two tall racks to the left of the window and two short racks on the right by the phone. It was an annoyance – ever so slight but nagging.
About a month ago, I had to replace the phone. I selected a cordless model that did not connect to the wall – yippee, I say. (You may say – S, why in the world do you still have a home phone at all? But that’s a discussion for another day.) Anyway, I decided to address the visual balance.
To the right side, I moved one tall rack and a short rack from the island. I also installed a double wall shelf from downstairs, placing it approximately where the calendar was on the right (and hiding the hole from the plate hanger). I was able to incorporate a few more baskets this way, and eliminate a few cups and dishes.
I had to hang the shelf myself, and find something suitable to hang downstairs where it had been removed. (So hubby didn't see more holes.) All this took more time that it should have. Dog-gone-it if I didn’t have to put off spring cleaning other rooms for another day.
Doesn't it look so much better balanced – with equal weight on each side, but not absolute symmetry which tends to be boring. Design principles employed – further spring cleaning delayed. That’s a win-win!
Oh yes, and because it is Wednesday, I thought I’d join in on a little meme that many of my friends do called Zoom In Zoom Out. It is hosted by the gracious Helena @ Helena’s Creative Maven, who is encouraging all of us to become better photographers along with her.
So let me ZOOM OUT:
And out a bit further:
I could have zoomed in, but didn't want to risk capturing missed dust on camera (wink!). Today I have been back on task to spring clean some other rooms, which I have not been judging on design principles as I do - 'cause I don't want this project to last to fall. Thanks for dropping by today! I hope to be back soon with something crafty to show from all this order.