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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rule Number Four

I am constantly shopping for MoS Marketplace and for clients.  As such, my husband loves to quote Notorious B.I.G. by reminding me of rule number four, to "Never get high, on your own supply."  I try to resist; I really do.  But sometimes I find something that I love too much to sell.

Several months ago, I purchased a C. Jere wall hanging. 

That beautiful signature...

It is big, about 62-inches across.  I half-heartedly listed it on MoS Marketplace, but deep down I really did not want to sell it.  But at the time, I didn't have the perfect place for it, either.

Fast forward a couple of months, and I am working on our downstairs den/ children's playroom.  It's a room for our whole family, so it can't be too over-the-top kindergarten classroom or fancy pants adult living room.   

The room's fireplace is located in a large brick wall that is about 100 inches across.  The brick wall has a normal fireplace cut-out as well as a second cut-out for holding firewood.  We don't use it as a functioning fireplace.  (I am not showing you the whole thing because I am too embarrassed to show you its current state as a toy corral/ tricycle garage).  Anyway, because it is large and has these two cut-outs that are two different sizes, it is a very awkward wall to decorate.  Hanging two identical sized pieces of art looks odd since the openings below are not the same size.  So I decided I would need to find one big piece of art.

Or a massive C. Jere wall hanging.

So I drilled a couple of holes in the mortar. (Thanks to my sister for a fab new set of masonry drill bits- seriously, these are the presents I love).

And I tried out the C. Jere sailboats.  I like that it's modern and sophisticated, but the sailboats add a whimsical aspect that makes it appropriate for a playroom.

Its large scale is just right for the expansive brick wall, but it's not too visually busy, since there will be a lot of other things going on in the room.

Maybe one day I will sell it.  But for now, it has a home.  I broke rule number four.


Anonymous said...

I love it that Notorious BIG made it into one of your posts. Y'all crack me up. And the piece is perfect in that space. Looks great! Loucinda

Nancy said...

Quotable: Never get high on your own supply- I love it!

Betsy said...

That is one piece that you HAD to keep. Disagree with Notorious on this one...good call on keeping it!

the Queen City Style said...


LOVE this and what you have done! Our homes look fairly similar... Don't know about you, but we have a early 60's rancher with walk out basement, which serves as our playroom/tv room/office etc and has a wood burning fireplace. The room is HORRENDOUS, and I have not time to make it what I want my "office" to be... pretty and functional! At any rate, I can't wait to see what you do with this room... The art work certainly kicks it off on the right foot! :)

goheels83 said...

Ahhhh it looks so good hanging there!!!!! I'm so glad you are keeping that. And lol at Biggie's quote.

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