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Old 08-03-2017, 02:58 PM   #1
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This isn't my home, but it's close to what I have. I'm Looking for ideas on what to do with this large "section" above the front door that's 4' wide 3' deep and 10' tall. Since it has a window I can't put a picture up there. I'm going for the "modern" look so I'm considering a plant or palm maybe, but still open to ideas.



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Old 08-03-2017, 03:12 PM   #2
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I've painted houses where the would set art work or plants [artificial] up there.
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I've painted houses where the would set art work or plants [artificial] up there.
Thanks I've considered artwork, but not sure exactly what to use outside of paintings that isn't an option. Plants would be good, but I'm worried about having to climb a ladder (that I don't own yet) twice a week to water it or it possible dying because it doesn't get much direct sunlight.
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Aside from being a dust trap that no one can clean, my daughter puts her Christmas tree in hers. She reaches over the balcony with a long handled duster to clean it. Really a wasted artsy fartsy space.
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By artwork I didn't mean pictures/painting but rather sculptures and large what nots.

They do get dusty, when I can I'll paint the flat part with latex enamel to match the walls.
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Some friends of ours had a house like that and the husband put a very large stuffed tiger up there as a joke. It stayed up there for several years . . . You could try that!

I'd probably make it your seasonal showcase. Christmas tree, jack-o-lantern, Easter bunny, etc.
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By artwork I didn't mean pictures/painting but rather sculptures and large what nots.

They do get dusty, when I can I'll paint the flat part with latex enamel to match the walls.
Ahhh Ok I get it now I'll see if I can find something big and "cheap" as the home pretty much used up all of our savings so artwork isn't a priority.
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Some friends of ours had a house like that and the husband put a very large stuffed tiger up there as a joke. It stayed up there for several years . . . You could try that!

I'd probably make it your seasonal showcase. Christmas tree, jack-o-lantern, Easter bunny, etc.
hahaha my wife would kill me!! I like the idea of seasonal things, but that would mean more "honey do's" for me so a sculpture that won't need to be touched ever is much more appealing
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This Yeti sculpture is a keeper. It's 6' tall so it will fill the space and be visible from anywhere in the room. Front lawn too. It's on the Walmart site if you're interested.

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Huge glazed pottery, you can get them 5 or 6 feet tall.
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This Yeti sculpture is a keeper. It's 6' tall so it will fill the space and be visible from anywhere in the room. Front lawn too. It's on the Walmart site if you're interested.

I think I would be packing my suit case if the wife came home and saw that above "HER" entrance.
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Huge glazed pottery, you can get them 5 or 6 feet tall.
Hahaha funny you say that as I actually used to make quite a bit of pottery and have the entire top of the kitchen cabinets filled with various pieces. Although the largest piece I made was only a little over 3' I'm leaning toward a sculpture of some type if I can find something that's won't costs me the going Yeti rate.
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Hahaha funny you say that as I actually used to make quite a bit of pottery and have the entire top of the kitchen cabinets filled with various pieces. Although the largest piece I made was only a little over 3' I'm leaning toward a sculpture of some type if I can find something that's won't costs me the going Yeti rate.


LOL. Wives have no sense of humor about that kind thing. At least mine doesn't complain when I put up my crank ghost for Halloween.
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Hahaha funny you say that as I actually used to make quite a bit of pottery and have the entire top of the kitchen cabinets filled with various pieces. Although the largest piece I made was only a little over 3' I'm leaning toward a sculpture of some type if I can find something that's won't costs me the going Yeti rate.
Your house must look like my 90 year old grandmas.
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Your house must look like my 90 year old grandmas.
hahah hardly….. today’s modern ceramics that I make include kazagama firing that gives things a nice bright orangish color, bright colorful crystalline glazes, and hand painted murals. I even had a piece entered into an exhibit at the American Museum of Ceramic Arts. Nothing like the old brown bowl and plate my grandma owned.
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Don't know if it would match your decor, but a stained glass panel hanging on chains from the ceiling might look nice, especially with the light coming in behind thru the window.
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