Lest you think that the fact that I'm on the road today is going to get you out of being subjected to another installment of "Faux-ny Baloney Week" decorating tips, I'm sorry to tell you that I wrote up the week's blog posts ahead of time so that all I would have to do is push the "Publish" button each day. (I don't hear groaning out there, do I?)
Today's subject is a fun one anyway: faux birds! Yes, it's like an Alfred Hitchcock movie around here, but without the terror. I've painted some friendly birds in both upstairs bathrooms. I don't know what it is about bathrooms that makes me think, "You know what this room needs? Birds!" But apparently, that's how my mind works.
Shortly after we moved into this house, I painted five or six birds on the walls of the master bathroom. In subsequent years, I painted over some of them when I changed the birds-and-birdhouses decorating scheme; but I thought two of my little feathered friends--a wren sitting on the heat register near the floor and a robin perched on top of the shower wall--were so cute that I couldn't bring myself to paint over them. I remember when my mother-in-law was visiting once, she said it was good that I'd painted the robin discreetly looking the other way, so that you didn't get the sense that he was watching you as you showered. That's true, he's a very sensitive robin--that's another reason why I didn't have the heart to paint over him.
You know, I've been wanting to get a dog, but we just can't take on the responsibility of a dog right now because we're traveling too much...but I could paint a faux doggy companion for myself on the wall, couldn't I? Stay tuned!