Paint Job

9 Nov

Lately I’ve been slightly (read: obsessively) concerned with the decor of our new(ish) home. See, we moved from a slightly renovated 1973 house into this lovely 2004 home, which happens to be 150% larger than our old place. So our five Target picture frames are no longer gonna work.

In other words, “we’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

So I’ve slowly started acquiring more decor (hallelujah Aaron Brother’s Penny Sale!) and filling up the enormous blank walls in our house.

But there is one space that continued to stump me.

Ah, a blank slate.

This is the “art nook” that you see when you open the double doors to our master bedroom. And I promise that the purple color is much prettier in person.

I think.

My first plan was to put up one of those trendy and hip vinyl wall decor thingies. I carefully choose a beautiful (and elaborate) chandelier like this one:

Sigh. I still love it.I carefully applied the chandelier to the wall over the course of roughly eight hundred hours (that’s just a guestimate). It was a little tricky to hang but I closely followed the instructions and after gently adjusting each length of pearly bits, eventually the vinyl do-hickey was in place.

Done. Right?

Not so much. In the morning, I woke to find this in the art nook.

There goes $25 down the drain...


My afternoon of hard work (and about $25 of vinyl) now lay in a stickky jumble on the shelf of the art nook.

After the appropriate length of mourning (and violent cursing), I began to work on Plan B. I figured that the only way to get something to stay up there was to paint it and since my New Year’s Resolution last year was to paint more, what better opportunity to dig out my supplies and get to work?

I got out the laptop and a projector and started brainstorming on designs to paint in the nook…

Too snarly.

Eh, not exactly setting a romantic Master Bedroom atmosphere...

Too boozy.

That's me getting in to a romantic mood, but somehow Mr. Bee nixed this idea.

Too bloggy.

Narcissistic much?

Final Choice.

Ooooh, wait. No baby. No drunk Mama Bee. This one might work!

So after a few weeks of work, I have close-to-finished the art nook project. It has our names and wedding date (so Mr. Bee never has an excuse to get the date wrong) and I threw some wedding photos on the shelf to hopefully complete the look!

Eventually I’ll get around to finishing the last couple coats of paint on it sometime soon so I can officially call it completed. What do you think?

Almost done.

Next project: Navigating the piles of laundry on the floor in order to find the rest of the room. You’d think Bee was helping do laundry in here or something.

Song title: Paint Job by Roy D. Mercer

4 Responses to “Paint Job”

  1. Midori November 9, 2009 at 9:14 am #

    Love it! I’ve always wanted an “art nook”. They’re really big in Arizona homes, and I love them. Nice work!

    So…I know this isn’t a forum where I get to ask you for advice…but you’re so goddam witty and wise…VERY QUICKLY…my wonderful son was dumped this weekend by his fiance (dated 3 years, engaged 6 months). She did it OVER THE PHONE. She still has the ring. I found out via Facebook that she’s seeing somebody else. So, I sent her a period (heh). Just a dot. Then she “unfriended” me (I’ll give her that). My son is going to be furious. I have hell to pay because I stuck my nose in where it didn’t belong. What would you have done? Any suggestions, any witty, hilarious ways to get my son to see this as a funny thing? I’m an idiot. Help….

  2. Lin November 9, 2009 at 9:42 am #

    I love it! That looks really great. Nice job :)

  3. sissy2mom2b November 9, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    You know I lurv it. When are you coming up to do be artsy at my house??? ;)

  4. Erin November 11, 2009 at 10:26 am #

    Yeah, that totally came out awesome!


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