Friday, March 30, 2007

The Do-Over

So this was the sad state of the living room when I was taking my spring cleaning "before" pics. I'd love to say that it was oh so significantly cleaner, but with a very active, very smart, and curious toddler running around it is rare that there isn't "stuff" all over the floor. What I want to note here is the painting hanging on the wall over the couch. It was tall, but not wide which obviously did nothing to balance the area and furniture. I tried to remedy that with these hanging lanterns that I had laying around unused. I took one look at the "ensemble" and told my husband that it looked tacky. I really wanted to turn the picture long-ways, but the painting wouldn't work that way...

So, I did something I've always wanted to do...I painted my own picture. I've never tried it, but have always wanted to, and it WAS as fun as I had hoped. I painted over the print so that I could indeed hang it length wise! I can't wait to hang it and show you the living room "after" picture!



Meredith said...

WOW! That is really good!

I bet that looks terrific over your sofa now.

it's a Mom thing said...

a la Meredith at LMS's son! It looks great...can't wait to see it.

And I know what you mean about a curious toddler getting into everything. T$ has been learning lately about cleaning up. :) I just have to be consistent with making her.

Shelby said...

I forgot to tell you how good it looked.. good job.. I think you have a hidden talent you need to explore!!