We finally made some real progress on the office over the weekend. Up until now it's been mostly mudding and sanding which is so messy and putzy and slow. While I was at the gym on Sunday Nick got a (tester) coat of paint on the top of the walls. We're debating paint color, but that's another story for another time.
Today, we need to talk about the fate of the birds. Remember these little guys?
They're hand painted at the top of each wall in the office. They were safely covered by wallpaper and we just found them when we tore all the wallpaper out over Christmas.
Nick really loves the history that comes with the paintings and isn't quite willing to paint over them. I appreciate the history but don't love the birds and am fine painting over them. But there is a little part of me that feels bad and would love to find a way to preserve the history of the house.
We've talked about using molding to frame the bird above the door between the office and living room. You would only see the bird when you're actually in the office and the rest of the wall would be painted. We would try to have the molding look like a picture frame, even though it's actually just framing a spot on the wall.
We've also talked about trying to cut out a chunk of the wall and frame it in a gallery frame. I would prefer that option, but we're not sure how well the little guy will come out (our walls are lathe and plaster).
What would you do? Any suggestions for us? Would you save the birds?