Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Picture Project

I live in a basement! There, I said it. During a crazy time in the Real Estate market (you know, when it was good) my husband and I bought a home with his parents. Yes, I know that sounds crazy... but at the time it made sense. Now, don't get me wrong... it served it's purposes at the time, but that time has past. So, we (my husband, son and I) would like to sell this home and get back into a place of our own. What is the problem with that you ask? Nothing. Well, except for that pesky Real Estate market that is not in the shape it was when we bought this place... so yes, almost 6 YEARS LATER, I am still living in a basement. The problem with me living in a basement when I want to live somewhere else is that I keep not doing things I would like to to improve our living situation because I don't want to put time and energy into a place I am deciding I am bitter at. :) Then I realized I need to live in the moment and stop putting off at least little projects, because we could be here a LONG TIME at this rate.

So, where is this all going? I did a project. My husband and I liked lots of things about our bedroom; the bedding, our bedroom set, how comfy our bed is... but there was this problem with a big, blank, white wall. Also, our colors in our bedroom are black, red, and white so it can be hard to find art for our room that doesn't look too modern or contemporary. We still wanted it to fit in with the more cottage style furnishings we have in there.

I was walking through this FABULOUS consignment shop we have here in Southern Utah called Urban Renewal. I LOVE IT SO MUCH!! Well I walk in and start looking at the art and I find this piece.

I like that picture, but I think the fame is hideous and doesn't help the picture at all... but I buy it and bring it home. I bought 2 cans of spray paint. One, a super bonding black paint, and the other is a matte finishing paint. With the super bonding black paint the finish comes out SUPER glossy and I wanted a more natural looking frame. I took the picture out of the frame and went to town.

Then, I put the picture back in and loved it! I think the black helped all the colors in the picture pop so much more then they did in that ugly frame. Then I hung it on my bedroom wall. Now let me tell you my husband hated the picture when I brought it home, as I painted it, and even when I hung it up... after only 24 hours..., "I'm not saying I love the picture now, but it is nice to have something on that wall". From my husband...I'll take it. So here it is on the wall in our bedroom.

1 comment:

Kitty Talk said...

So now you have two umbrella pictures in your house! haha Sweet