the evidence of my lost mind

Okay, okay.

It wasn’t very nice of me to go all cliff-hanger on you and make you wait until today to find out what I was talking about on Friday when I alluded to a “project” I’m working on. Much less wait until the work day is over because we all know that’s when you do your best blog reading. {In my defense, it’s the internet’s fault that you didn’t find out until now, it just decided to stop working in my house for a while, does it ever do that to you?}

Anyway, here’s the deal.

The husband is going to be rather preoccupied for the next 2 weeks and I don’t particularly handle his absence very well. But you knew that. So, I decided that I wanted a project to work on while he’s got other stuff going on. But I didn’t know what exactly my project would be until the lovely Emily over at Jones Design Company put the thought in my head.

She just gave a major facelift to her office. M.A.J.O.R. It looks incredible.

Stunning, right? I know.

And then I found out that girlfriend hand-painted that “wallpaper” onto every wall {except the chalkboard wall} in that room. I was flabbergasted. I mean, she’s got  four kids. Clearly, she’s super-woman.

So anyway.

This little idea began to form in my head. “YOU should do that. You could totally pull that off. Sure, you’re no artist, but it won’t be that difficult, right?” {I believe those are what they call ‘famous last words’}

I picked my office as well because I wanted to re-work that room anyway, so I figured that this would be the perfect motivation to get that room up and running properly. I mean, it’s horrid; just look:

It too, needs an incredible facelift. So I figured that in addition to hand-painting the wall paper, I’d just give the whole room a work-over. And because she’s just the sweetest ever, Emily decided to post the tutorial {complete with “wallpaper” template!} on her blog. So, I printed the template, cut it out on cardboard, and have begun the tracing process on my wall. I’ve gotta tell you, it is time-consuming, but it’s rather therapeutic, and extremely gratifying. Look:

Now that I’ve started – I can’t quit. You’d be surprised at how difficult it is to erase pencil from a wall. At least I was.

In conclusion: two weeks for a complete office makeover. Who wants to help?


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