Masterpiece for our Master

So, we had this empty, lonely wall in our bedroom that was desperately in need of a friend some art…


And now we’ve got some…

This piece was created by my mother-in-law, Mac.   She offered it up when I’d mentioned that I needed some art in this post.   She actually said that she didn’t have room for it and that I could alter it any way I wanted.   I briefly considered painting it white, since I thought the green was too bright, but couldn’t make myself do it.   It’s just too cool of a piece.   And once I set it up on the dresser and let it marinate in my head for a while, I ended up simply loving it as is.  The color is off in this next shot by quite a bit, but I wanted to include it so you’d get a feel for the detail and texture in the piece…

And a few more glamour shots…



You can see that I was playing around with the styling as I took pics.  I couldn’t help myself.   It’s still not completely right, but it’ll get there eventually.    I love that the green coordinates so nicely with our bedding.   Happy accident, if you ask me.    Plus, the painting is modern and graphic without being too in-your-face.  And I like the message.   Make The Time.   To me, this means make the time to just do nothing.  Make the time to sit and play and be silly with Lucas.   Make the time to enjoy the little things.   A good message to wake up to every morning, for sure.

This side of the room is definitely coming together.  It’s slow, but it’s happening.   I still need to play a bit more with the styling and am still on the hunt for a mod white chair to replace this brown guy….

I don’t often show this corner of the room because it’s just…. so… brown.  I’ve had this chair forever and didn’t have another place for it.  And although I’m a fan, it’s just not right for the space.

I’ve considered breaking down and simply painting it white and calling it a day.  Though, I’ve hesitated in doing this because I was afraid that the chair would take on more of a country vibe (what with it being wicker and all).   But then again, this chair has such clean lines that it may be fine.

Or maybe, I’ll just nix that plan and go for something like him…


Or him…

Loveshack Chic

And don’t even get me started on this happy egg chair…

Young House Love

(DROOL! If only the thrift store gods would bestow a coveted egg chair upon me.)

I do know that a white chair (whichever route I choose) is definitely the right call for this corner.  I recently experimented by throwing a white sheet over him to see what I thought.  And it was perfect.  It caused the chair to recede visually, which allowed Drex and our new painting to move forward and become the stars of the show.   As they should be.    Right now all that brown is just competing with itself.    So, unless I come across the deal of the century on a kick-bootay white mod chair, I may very well be adding this chair to my “to be painted white” list of items.  So, we will see…

So, what do you guys think?   Paint the chair?   Go retro?



10 thoughts on “Masterpiece for our Master

  1. Definitely paint the chair white. It’s a flat square weave, so it might look modern enough until you find your dream chair. Delighted the canvas worked! Appreciate the kudos.

  2. First of all, I love the art! It really pops and I love the message. The scale is perfect for that wall! And I would def paint the chair! The lines are classic and modern so I don”t think it would look country at all!

    • Thanks, Michelle! I really appreciate the feedback! I think I’m gonna give it a whirl. My painting muscles were getting twitchy since completing our foyer cabinets, anyways. 🙂

  3. Oh, I love that piece of wall art! I may have to take inspiration from it… I would paint the chair white, too, although that second option is pretty dreamy.

    • Oh, you totally should!!! I’ll bet my mother-in-law would be tickled to see her art being used as inspiration! I think I’m gonna do it… that chair’s brown days are seriously numbered! 🙂

  4. Love the art! I think you’re totally right that the chair should be white, but I don’t want you to paint it! That finish could be really pretty in the right spot, and maybe you’ll find exactly the right white chair somewhere else, right? 🙂 I don’t know. Haha.

    • Thanks! I know… this has been the internal struggle I’ve had for so many months! I’m definitely considering painting it, but know that it’ll only be to tide me over until I find my dream chair. So, I’m kind of hoping that Goodwill or Sir Craig will set me up with an amazing egg chair or something of the like to take away my choice. 🙂

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