How does this happen?

How does a room that is suppose to look like this:

End up looking like this?

While we are in my living room -- any suggestions as to what I should do with this wall? We have lived here for over a year and I still can't decide what to do here. I thought about a mirror, but a mirror that size has a sizable price tag also. Oh yeah -- whatever I do needs to be done on the cheap!


  1. Um . . . how about those awesome iron scrolls? You can find those on the cheap pretty easily.
    Or maybe a really nice sconce floral thing?
    Or a nice long shelf that you could atop with your own treasures?

  2. I think your family room looks like you have a family!!!