Wednesday, March 4, 2009

a decision has been made!

I know you've been on the edge of your seat wondering what I plan on doing with that big blank wall in my living room. It's okay to admit it, I find it flattering that you care that much.

I really thought long and hard about the collage wall idea, but in the end I'm just not creative enough to do that. I don't have the eye required to pick out pieces that are different but cohesive. And unless someone out there is hella bored and willing to do that part for me, (picking out the frames is also something I am not capable of doing and would have to outsource) I'm skipping the collage. So where does that leave me and my boring living room?

The day after I made that post a new CB2 catalog arrived. I was mindlessly thumbing through it when I found this picture:

Picture 1

Holy crap, WANT! Now I'm on the hunt for a picture I can blow up and stick in those frames. I originally wanted something New Orleans-ish, but after searching stock photo sites and coming up empty handed and then searching etsy only to fall in love with various pictures, but have sellers not willing to sell me the file (not surprising) I have decided that maybe now is not the time to be picky. And besides, it would be super easy to change the picture if I find something perfect later.

I also picked up some paint sample cards because I am having that wall painted a color other than Bonjour Beige. And if it doesn't cost too much, I might have some of the other walls painted as well. Who knew that painting the first floor of my house various shades of brown would turn out to be so boring? Looking back on the color decisions we made originally, I see that we put all the color upstairs where we spend very little time and guests almost never go. Yeah, we're smart like that.

I really thank you for your input on the original post and love knowing that I can count on you to come through for me when I need advice. Stick around because we find out the sex of the baby next week and that means it's time to start decorating the nursery. There's no way in hell I'm capable of doing that without your help unless I want the baby to grow up in a muddy sea of brown.


  1. you should check out rasterbator
    you can use it to make HUGE posters

  2. oooo I want to do that to my wall now! Which totally fits in with the day I had of buying everything you did.
    Uhm also, my room is brown, ergo Trixie's room is brown, are you saying something? Hmmmm?

  3. That is way cool.

    You could find a big print and dice it up to fit into the frames, maybe? It'd require some planning and some effort but I think you could totally do it.

  4. I was going to suggest exactly what HAL did. It's DIY which will make it so much easier (psychologically) to dispose of if you get sick of it, because then you won't be sweating the money spent.

    Was that TMI about how my brain works?

    You may be able to find a photo you like on flickr and then ask the photographer if they mind personal use. Likely they'll be flattered and surprised you asked.

  5. I don't have any pictures of New Orleans but if you want any of my pictures on flickr I would be happy to donate the file to you for free because I'm not a professional and also because this sounds like a great project!!

    How come my house never looks like that picture?

  6. Oh, I can't wait to find out what you're having! :-)