Monday, July 6, 2009
I must say, I didn't spend my 4th of July weekend like most of you did. Yes, fireworks, great food, family and friends were involved, but not as much as painting was. Yes, you heard me. I did say painting. While most of you were spending your entire weekend relaxing with your friends and family, I decided that major changes needed to be made in certain areas of our home, starting with paint. When I say painting, I'm not referring to painting an entire room the same color, I'm talking about artwork on the walls. Yes, artwork that's meant to look like wallpaper, at least that's what I was aiming for. You guys can be the judge of that. Remember the boring brown wall in our master bedroom, the one I was complaining about last week? Well, I'm happy to report that it's no longer boring and it has become the focal point of the room. I still have lots to do, installing curtains is next. I'm hoping to tackle that project next weekend and I am still on the hunt for the perfect mirror. A chandelier also needs to be installed, but I haven't won that battle with Bobby yet. I'll never be able to understand why men have a love affair with ceiling fans. Stay tuned for a picture of this room with a chandelier, it will happen.
Here is how my long weekend started.
7PM drove to Michael's Arts & Crafts and purchased paint, chalk, and two cans of sealer spray
7:30PM arrived at home, fed and walked the dogs
7:45PM changed from a fabulous outfit to an old tank top and sweats
8:00PM a crazy mad woman took over my mind and body and didn't stop painting until 1AM.
1:30AM after showering and having made a sandwich, the boyfriend comes home
1:35AM all you hear is OMG, coming out of the boyfriend's mouth over and over again as he enters the master bedroom
1:38AM the boyfriend goes on to ask "How much did you pay a muralist to do this? Why didn't you tell me about this?"
1:40AM I convinced the boyfriend that it was me that did the job, and by then I was too exhausted to continue convincing him that I didn't copy the pattern from anyone, and I decided to go to bed. As I closed my eyes, I heard the words "it looks awesome" from Bobby. I went on to dreaming that I was Kelly Wearstler's best friend and she liked my work so much that she decided to make it a wallpaper. She thanked me for my idea by sending me 20 pairs of Christian Louboutin's and two Barcelona chairs in white. Hey, we all have our right to dream of what we want.
I can't take all the credit since I borrowed the idea from this young house, see here. I only used the white chalk to trace the pattern on the wall. I didn't copy the pattern obviously, it's something I came up with and it's probably why it took me 5 hrs from start to finish. I suggest you use chalk first as opposed to paint, that way you can make sure that you are happy with the end result. Also, I ended up returning the sealers since I painted over the chalk instead.
After months of trying to come up with ideas of things to do in this room, and since the wallpapers I like cost a small fortune, I decided to create my own. I am very pleased with the way it turned out and I must say Bobby is too.
Posted by Yansy at 11:06 AM