Last we left off here, I had just put up a whole lotta frames on the wall I face in my office.
The actual map/artwork is a HomeGoods find.
But back to my wall and the somewhat dead-space underneath the mirror.
|...(insert Sarah McLachlan ASPCA commercial music)..."For just $0.25 a day, you can help feed this poor dog and the blogger he lives with"|
2.5 weeks and $30 later... I got this guy.
But I liked it for a few reasons.
1. Its solid wood
2. Its only a few years old from Pier 1 Imports.
3. It was big enough for my space
4. It was $30... I mean come on....
It honestly wasnt in too bad of shape to keep the original wood tone, but with my desk being the large wood piece in the room, I didnt want the two different tones to fight.
It wasnt TOO bright, in fact, I kind of liked the dull tone, but a solid blue would definitely still liven up the space.
Just to make sure it would go, I took the swatch and tested it with different things in the room.
And my Restoration Hardware chairs.
Im not in TOTAL love with my office wall color (we painted it when we thought this room was going to be Chris's Man Cave) but the khaki color is still work able.
I then began to prep my piece... hardware off (and in a plastic bag) and doors and everything good and whipped down.
|This is just the stock photo since I am too lazy to walk out to our garage right now|
I've been looking for an inbetween of spray paint and gobbing on liquid paint with a brush... SO happy we made the investment! We bought ours from Lowe's at it has glowing reviews if you want to read about it HERE.
After one coat...
As with every piece that I paint and later plan to put objects on top of, I sealed it with a water based poly coat.
Water based - paint
Oil based - stains
After everything was dry, I brought him inside and set him up...
|Yes, I blurred out the mirror. I had a facial peel a couple days before and still looked like I had leprosy even with a camera in front of my face... I dont think the internet is ready for that.|
I adorned it with a few knick-knacks...
|Names include Phil Simms, Randy Cross, Tony Dorsett, and Hines Ward|
Even though I'm no longer in the sports broadcasting world (I quit ESPN back in March '09 and moved to Dallas... one can only take so much SportsCenter and shifts lasting til 2am) I still LOVE that football and the great memories of the experience... sigh...
But I am BEYOND blessed to have a fantastic job, sexy husband, terrific friends, and my little house.
For $30 and $7 for paint, I couldnt be happier with it!