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What to Do With Enormous Blank Walls

Yesterday we shared with you all the progress we’ve made so far on the media room at the Big Brick House. First, Scott crafted the rustic live edge entertainment center for the TV, and between his folks and La-Z-Boy, we’ve got almost all the furniture we need. So we’re making progress!

Now let’s talk about where we still have some work to do.

The picture above shows one of the largest project areas we still have to address – the fireplace and the enormous blank wall above it. Seriously, that’s a lot of space just to leave sitting up there, staring at you. I definitely don’t think that you have to fill every single bit of space in the house, and blank walls are okay occasionally, but at the same time, I hate it when people have really tall rooms and all the decor is just at eye level. You don’t want people craning their necks to see your art, but at the same time, the top picture is taken from a straight-on view of the back wall of our media room, and it would be a hell of a shame to not use that space for something fun.

We’ve run through a few ideas, from large mirrors to old antique doors {both of which you can find on a budget}, all of which would be fun, but we’ve finally started to settle on a plan for this space.

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