Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I had a moment

Here's the scenario.

Nate, is asleep on the couch nursing a food baby after dinner. He's snoring away and I'm surrounded by dogs starting to twitch.

I haven't used a power tool in weeks. It's all been decorating.

I wanted to smash, break, or create something. So I climbed over to where he was on the couch and pinched him.






"Oh. My. God. WHATTTT."

"Where's my jigsaw?"

"What the fuck do you need a jigsaw for at 8 at night!"

"I'm having a moment."

"Ugh, it's in my trunk, go away..."

So after gathering my favorite tool and some scrap pieces of plywood, I began to freehand a design.

By the time I came back inside Nate was awake (and slightly cranky) and he took one peek at what I did and said, "Oh. That's cool. Where's it going?"

So I showed him.

Then, I realized that it would look better if I made it bigger.

So, I went out to the garage and made another and then made Nate hold them up on the wall.

Even in all of his crankiness, I got his seal of approval.

Want to know what I made?


The problem is that I can't decide what color I want to do. I think both colors will work well in the room, the trick is which paint sample to pull out of the basement (I know, I feel like I'm cheating. Wood scraps and old paint samples = free art)

I think the online paint samples don't do them justice- the colors match the recliner perfectly in the room- so think of them more like the leaf vs the flower...and of course the seal is what is on the wall.

What do you guys think? I'm leaning towards the pencil because it will look great with the bookshelves (the backs are pencil), but at the same time we haven't infused the green anywhere yet and this may be a perfect opportunity. Plus the tortoise shell tiles around the fireplace have green undertones to them.

Think long and hard people. You can see this thing from the front door.

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  1. You know I love big things made out of plywood :). that looks great! I'm leaning toward the green, personally. But maybe that would make it look too Jack and the Beanstalkish. Not that there's anything wrong with that. then you could build a castle in the room above it!

    1. hahaha! I'm sure Nate would love a castle in our bedroom. I am kind of feeling the beanstock, but I'm also feeling the yellow to work with the bookshelves... I don't know! I'm so torn!

  2. I love it! And I'll love it more when you paint it yellow!

  3. Emma that's awesome!!!! I want one! Team EVOO cant wait to see it painted.

  4. Lady, you and I come from the same mold. Making shiz at night time. Bugging our husbands. Doing it ourselves. Being bold. YEAH. I think you should go with your gut and ombre the shit out of it.

  5. lol I had to vote "neither B" I think it would be more you if it was a pop of color :)

  6. I vote for wood color! What about some stain and poly? (It's really cool. Definitely know that twitch you're talking about.)

  7. Could do you both EVOO and pencil? I am not artist so I don't know if that works. (I'm thinking some leaves one color, one the other randomly).

  8. I have those "moments" all the damn time. Ask Greg :) Love the look, post the final reveal!!


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