Friday, March 30, 2012

Great idea!?...not so much

Have you ever started a project that seemed like "such a great idea" only to end up thinking, "What was I thinking?!" Oh yes, that was my yesterday. I loved the bold statement of this letter when I came across this image. It's bold in its simplicity. 

I thought I had the perfect spot for it...the tiny foyer area by our front door. I busted out the blue tape to get a good feel for the overall look. I was still on board at this point, although I wasn't quite ready to make the paint commitment. 
 To avoid the mess, I decided I'd use grosgrain ribbon instead.  
 It was looking pretty good but in certain areas the ribbon would jump right off the wall! It was so frustrating. I tried several different options to correct the problem, but none worked. You know what this means, right? Either another trip to the store for different adhesives or time to bust out the paint. Hum? What to do?
Painting turns this little project into a major time commitment so I decided to call in the troops for their opinions. 
Bryn, "Not so much, Mom."
Reed, "I think it's cool!"
And, John, "Huh. Well, it's not my favorite. I don't think I'm feelin' it."
Me: "If nobody's loving it, then it's time to tear down and clean up!"


I'm sad to report there's no evidence of this project in my house today (except for the ladder that doesn't seem to know how to put itself away). Oh well, on the the next bright idea!

Any bright ideas coming to life in your house this weekend? Hopefully, you'll have a better end result!

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15 comments:

Annie said...

That is SO cool - love this idea!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Michelle said...

Don't you hate when that happens!! I often let ideas get the best of me... I don't have a realistic bone in my body!! Good thing the hubs is normally there to bring me back to earth!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love this idea in theory but i don't know if i could live with it either.... but it is really cool!

Lisa Scibilia said...

I think it's a fun idea too - but you're right - if no one is feeling it then on to something else! Sometimes you just have to try it to know though, right?

Giovanna said...

Love this idea!! It looks so cool! Maybe you should try it again!? lol

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

Awww I actually kind of think it was a pretty cool idea! I bet it would've looked great! But you are right- gotta compromise with the family!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Fortunately you did not paint it or that would have been a lot of work to have to undo. It had potential, in my opinion.

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Well, I for one think it is the shiznit. You should totally paint it on the wall. And then own it, sista! I might do this with an H for one of my rooms. Great idea!

Megan Brooke said...

It's a cool idea! You never know until you try though. Love that you at least took the step to try it out!

Mama Bear said...

I think you made the right choice. I keep wanting to do a striped accent wall, but just can't seem to find the right spot myself.

pam {simple details} said...

I can clearly see why you thought it was cool! Maybe in Reed's room since he was on board with it! :)

A Delightful Design said...

I love that you tried an idea you loved. And I also love that you listened to your family and took it down. I need to work on my listening skills. ;-).

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

I love this idea. I think you should do it but maybe tone it down. Perhaps a couple of shades darker than your wall paint so it almost looks like a shadow. It looks very hip and cool!

Anonymous said...

Kind of cool, I like diana's idea.

Kate said...

Dana-
I love the idea-I have wanted to do something similar with a giant "f" as well-good for you for trying...you deserve an "A" for effort!!!!

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