Hey Naked…TV Wall
As it turns out, that TV wall is still pretty bare. It keeps bothering me to the point where I’m almost paralyzed to make a decision about what to do about it.
Here’s what’s up, yo. (Yep, it’s another fabulous TV wall update!)
I wanted it to look like this art piece that I found at Anthropologie. It has such a natural, organic feel to it. I thought it would be the perfect statement piece behind the TV that wouldn’t be too distracting at the same time. Hopefully, it will blend in because that thing is HUGE at 80″ x 92.” However, it’s more texture than bold, so I figured the neutral tones would meld right into the ivory walls, especially when you’re focusing on the TV screen. And, of course, at $2,800 is was obviously that was way out of my price range. Nothing new in my world.
So something that big and expensive probably wouldn’t work. Perhaps I could recreate it with my own spin in dimensions that actually fit the scale of my place….My gears got turning to figure out how to use canvas to make this happen.
Then, bam! There was this awesome sale at Michael’s AND I had one of those rare coupons that you could use on sale items too. I picked up one of these canvases for next to nothing. The plan was/is to select some different fabrics and layer them with modge podge to create a textured look that would be frozen in place once everything dried.
You can get a little better idea of what I’m going for from my sketches. Yeah, I’m like a post-it note queen.
But it’s been a while. The canvas has taken hiding out in the closet out of shame for all the unfinished projects up in this place.
In the meantime, I came across Thrifty Decor Chick‘s post about her love of honey oak. And what did my eyes see? That fab mirror – in the exact same shape as my canvas. Hollar! Affirmation that I picked the right shape.
But then I started second guessing the whole create art idea. Ahhhhhh. A mirror would be brilliant. The room is dark until late afternoon when it is flooded with sunlight. So now should I just paint it to resemble a mirror or stick with my textured fabric idea? Should I source one of those cheapo full-length mirrors and spruce it up. I’m not really sure at this point. Also this needs to happen soonish rather than laterish. You probably won’t hear any more about it until I make more progress until I get out of the over-thinking it stage and make some moves into the doing sh** stage… Decisions, decisions.
Oh, one last thing. Just wanted to say that I really need to try that wood restorer product Restor-A-Finish that she mentioned in the same post on my credenza. I’ve been using Howard Feed-N-Wax, as recommended by the shop owner I bought it from, but it hasn’t been “fixing” the problem I created. I think that I messed up the wood a bit in my overzealous cleaning when I first brought it home. The best way to describe it is grimy. Unfortunately, now it’s a little textured in a way it shouldn’t be. I know. I know! I feel real bad about it. Like I accidentally-punched-somebody-and-it-gave-them-a-black-eye bad about it. We’ll see if I can find it in the local hardware store. Hopefully it works it’s magic.