Yet another project gets in line

J and I took a trip down to our local EMS store a couple weeks ago to get him a special belay device he needed for a climbing trip with a buddy of his. I didn’t have the best of times. The outlandish prices of the clothing sold in those stores just make me so cranky… like, if you care enough about the environment to buy a pair of $50 socks knit from sustainably harvested bamboo fibers, you’d think maybe you’d realize that maybe it would actually be a better idea to instead buy some cheaper organic cotton socks for like $10 and donate the remaining $40 to an environmental charity or something. The concept of being an eco-friendly forward-thinking tree-hugging hippie and also throwing ridiculous wads of cash around just doesn’t work for me. But I digress.

Anyway, I have to admit that I did find something I liked the instant I walked into the store.

No, I was not tempted to buy a pretty tote bag. I already have several I got for free and if I needed another I would rather make my own, thank you very much. But I did love the design enough to go searching for an image of it online so I could have it for future reference.

Wondering how I could use it got me inspired to thinking about how great that design would look transferred to a wall. A big, blank, pink wall. Tipped horizontally, so it looks like it’s growing down organically from the ceiling. Painted in chocolate (color paint) and, yes I will admit that I might actually use this, glitter. Wait, there’s a big, blank, pink wall in ButterBean’s room! Serendipity! Oh happy coincidence!

That’s right. I’m going to see if I can mess with it enough to print it out large, landscaped, and more contrasty, divide it up into a grid, and transfer it to a much, much larger grid all over ButterBean’s wall. With, you know, all the little changes that will make it a legitimate product of inspiration and not a blatant ripoff.

If it works and looks good, I will never ever let ButterBean paint her room ever again and she will hate me forever from the time she’s eight and has outgrown all her tiaras. Bwah ha ha ha.

2 Responses to “Yet another project gets in line”

  1. Ann Says:

    Would there be a way that you can cut out a small-ish version of this design, shine a light behind it to cast a shadow onto the wall, (you can control the size by how close or far it’s all positioned in relation to the wall), and then you can trace the shadow onto the wall? Might be easier than marking out a couple of grids…. It will looks fantastic regardless of how you do it!

  2. diana Says:

    My gosh, that’s a great idea! I’ll certainly have to give a lot of thought as to how to get the thin little filigreed lines right… but I think I could probably cut them out with an xacto knife and trace the light instead of the shade. HMMM! :)

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