Put A Burlap On It
Ever watch that video called “Put a bird on it“?
Basically it’s this joke about everything is better if you put a bird on it…bird bags, bird pillows, bird plates, bird everything.
Well ever since I watched that video, it’s like an ongoing in-my-head joke. If I ever hear the words “put” “on” and another word in between, it gets stuck in my head and I walk around all day muttering it like my schizophrenic uncle. (that’s not a joke…he is and he does). For instance – I’m cooking breakfast and the infomercial tv person is talking about their fantastic blanket and says “Are you cold, put a Snuggie on” – I then walk around the rest of the day muttering – Put a Snuggie on it! to basically any question – even when it doesn’t make sense.
Jeremy - “Katie will you clean up your crafting mess - it’s been here for four days and two weeks”
Me – “Put a Snuggie on it!”
Will – “Juuuce Peas”
Me - ”Put a Snuggie on it!”
Jeremy – “What are we having for dinner?”
Me – “PUT A SNUGGIE ON IT!”
It’s part insanity – part in-my-head hilarity.
And now enter Will’s room.
Remember we painted it? Well, actually we painted it from salmon to white and then switched the white to tan. yeah.
So I really wanted to do an accent wall.
Yeah, I dig an accent wall. Plus, I liked that Will’s old room had an accent wall. Sortof like a ‘howyoodoin” nod to the nursery of yesteryear.
Aww – memories.
So I already had it in my mind that I really wanted to do an accent wall – not really knowing what type and no money to do it with…basically the best place to start, huh?
Right about then is when Jeremy said “Katie, have you seen my wallet? Last time I checked, it was on the table?”
Me – “What table?”
“The little table. You put burlap on it”
Bada boom bada bing…the rest is history.
(In case you are no good with connect the dots or are my mother, I walked around the rest of the day saying put a burlap on it…and walked into Will’s room, saw the wall, said put a burlap on it….NOW bada boom bada bing…the rest is history).
I just staple gunned that bad boy on it.
I love the fact that if I hated it, I could just tear it all down, fill a few hundred pin holes and repaint just one wall Slight sarcasm.
Let’s be honest – I was fully expecting to hate it…but my new mantra when it comes to this house is be a Nike girl and just do it!
Crisis! Sippie Cup down!
Excuse my greasy hair – no makeup look. It’s coming back in – any day now
It’s not rocket science – just smooth and staple…cut and fold under around the edges…then smooth and staple.
I asked Jer to take relevant photos. I don’t believe that’s a lot to ask. It’s a small simple task.
Apparently it was too much to ask. Because upon downloading the photos, there was about thirteen of my butt crack.
And then there was four of Will reading.
Also not relevant – but cuter than my rear end, so….so….put a burlap on it!
Almost done! Obviously Jer quit at this point (probably felt like his task of NOT taking photos of his wives coin slot was too much to bear)…
And he’s back. I guess he was making a Cheez-it’s run
And here we have it…the finally burlapped wall.
The photos at night were horrible.
Curtain rods and curtains go up….note how ridiculously short they are…obviously this room is quite a bit taller than Will’s last nursery.
I love it. It’s very tweedy in my book. Kinda like an english gentleman’s fabric wall. I know it’s probably one of those things that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea (haha – punny), but I dig it.
This is when Will officially was like “Put me in bed…and some burlap on it”
So one last photo during the night….
Only to wake up and love it even more.
It’s hard to tell but the texture is great….simple, masculine and a little rugged.
And yes, Will played with it that first morning…he stuck his little fingertips in the holes – make it have a pull…but I fixed it with a baby comb and you can’t tell…ever since, he hasn’t messed with it. I think he found it a little boring.
Ignore the toys and blankets and general messiness…I need to make a crib skirt, bumpers, move furniture…the whole shebang.
This was prior to our toy chest so it looked like this on the other side.
I think on this wall I am gonna put the rocker and a nightstand and some artwork. The other side will have this dresser (that needs a paint job…not today…but someday) and some more shelves…we’ll have to see. It’ll come together, I’m certain.
So accent wall, check!
Put a burlap on it, check!
Now onto free art…and maybe letting the hem outta my Steve Urkel curtains