3 things I love but lack the courage for…

Reading fashion/interior/art magazines I come across a lot of things I really like, but would never do in my own home. A lot of the time that’s fine, cause some of those idea’s are way to outrageous, thought of by outrageous people with outgrageous budgets, how don’t actually have to live in it. But some of those idea’s get under my skin. Here’s a couple of idea’s I kinda wish I could would do.

1. Throw a bucket of black paint against a wall

This idea I got from Estelle’s videoclip American Boy. A white wall with black paint splashed all over it looks kind of beautiful to me. And if you do that on the wall behind your sofa, you don’t have to worry about art above your sofa anymore! Talk about a cheap solution.

2. Use a few cans of spray paint on a Louis XV armoire

I love that it’s not on a wall! If you have a mural in your house, that’s nice and all. But you can’t take it with you. This way you have a bit of graffiti chic with you where ever you live. I think the bright colours are awesome. And the whole thing is kinda ballsy. This image I once saw in an Elle Decorate (I think) and online I found it on the site of Burke & Hazelden.

3. Use many bold and bright colours

Like so. This is actually a piece of artwork that is painted on the wall at the Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam. And it’s not in someone’s living room. But wouldn’t it be cool if it were? I want (the courage) to smear some neon pink paint on my wall!

There is a number 4, but sadly it doesn’t come with a picture. I looked all over the internet and I couldn’t find what it anywhere. But once upon a time I saw it in a magazine. So NUMBER 4: spray paint a sofa. Get an old sofa, preferably black or red and spray paint it white. Of course you’re not supposed to do this, so the paint will start to crack. But that’s the point! When it does you see a bit of the original colour through the white. And that looked really cool. At least it did in the magazine….


3 responses to “3 things I love but lack the courage for…

  1. Erg gaaf, allevier de ideeën. De sofa lijkt me lastig, want als je er met blote benen opzit, heb je vast allemaal verfschilfers aan je benen hangen. 😉 Maar die kast is wel te doen, toch? Het vergooi-idee op een kast lijkt me helemaal fantastisch.

    (Mocht ik nog eens zo’n bloempot vinden, dan neem ik ‘m voor je mee. Al kan ik niet beloven dat ik hem niet stiekem zelf houd.)

    • Tja, dat blote-benen-verhaal was inderdaad niet bij me opgekomen. Maar dat zal wel lastig worden! Maar goed dat ik het nog nooit heb uitgeprobeerd…
      Verf op een kast gooien lijkt me ook wel leuk, sowieso heel het gevoel van een emmer verf op iets smijten lijkt me leuk…
      En deal! Als je nog een keer zo’n mooie pot vindt, en je kunt hem afstaan, dan graag! 🙂

  2. Vergooi=verfgooi

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