I've been smitten with this pattern forever. I mean, not in PINK, but still. Scrumptious.
|via A Beautiful Mess|
And then I spotted it on a wall and my heart skipped a beat.
|photo via Smarty Pants Paper Co.|
I've discovered that there is a weird side effect of having a "non-creative" job during the day. Sometimes late at night, when you have an idea, you have to find a paintbrush that very instant and obey the voices.
Surely there's a word for that?
In any case, here's the plan: triangles, paint brushes, and the plain little nook around the corner of the long downstairs hallway.
Using a level, the lines got penciled on, and then a makeshift triangle template cut from a pizza box created the rest. Leftover paint from other projects filled in the shapes.
Often times you have make it about half way through a project before you can visualize how it's going to look completed.
This was not one of those times.
I H A T E D it.
I cannot emphasize enough how much DIY projects are 75% trial and error.
Try it, mess it up, do something else.
Another reason to use what you've got - you're only out time, not money.
The stripes in the entry way were covered up long ago, so perhaps the universe was telling me that they needed to be resurrected here to cover up this disaster?
The horizontal lines were already on the wall...
A piece of decorative paper makes for some less-than-$4-art (the clock had dropped a few too many times to keep time consistently), and the Ikea hooks were already there.
"We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents."