Monday, December 13, 2010

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme.

Prior to cutting the living crap out of my wall,

it looked like this.

You know, for Christmas. I needed somewhere to hang my Christmas Card Holder Dealy-o.
(Ahem, send me a Christmas card, would ya? So I can look/feel like less of a looo-ser?)

Now, on a normal, daily basis, this blah wall would look like so.

And I have really loved that print; truly I have. It was so fun to walk past, read it, and say
"Il Est Vraiment Bon."
"Il Est. . . vraimentbon."

In ze best frensh. Hawhaw (Pepé LePew laugh).

Seriously, I'm a little sad that it now has no place in the kitchen. Really. Sniffle.

Even if those freaky looking french kids were going to climb out of the frame one day and slaughter us all in our sleep. You can see it in his eyes, can'tcha?

See, "Operation Spice Shelves" has begun.

And there's no going back now, man.

Used this mother trucker:

to make way for some inset shelves.

Will molding be used?

Is chocolate delicious??


Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

OhMygosh you are going through with it!!!! I love you and your honkin guts! And look at "our" cute dad! Pretty much I am jealous right now of you huge hole in the wall.

Love your guts

Dede said...

OH YEAH...this looks like it's gonna be SO AWESOME. I cannot wait to see the finished product. If its' good (and I know it will be, cause you never disappoint), I bet I can convince my hubby to build me one. My gosh, I can't even tell you how excited I am for this one!:-)

Halls Huddle said...

Can hardly wait to see the finished project!!! Thanks for the parchment paper- hope you found it on the porch. Pretty sure I stopped by when all the drilling was going on.

Jen said...

This is going to be AWEOSME! I'm so excited to see it. WOW, Mandi, the things you have done with this house that was blah and boring! You're turning it into a MATERPIECE that we're all trying to duplicate.

Oh, and I will totally send you a Christams card. It might be kinda fun to see Jamison's reaction when he sees Landon and wonders why on earth you have a picture of him on your card holder widget!!!! =)

Jen said...

WHAT???!?!?! I'm not half asleep or anything. I just decided to cut my first sentence short. What I meant to say is that I'm so excited to see it finsihed and Mandified!!! (I know I'll be totally green with envy!)

gina3 said...

Oh how cool this is going to be. Maybe Daddy-o can do a tutorial for those of us who don't have a handy one of him around. I love to do some inset bookshelves. That card holder is too cute.

Lori said...

Electrical wires, very scary!

Danielle said...

Yay! I see my card in your post. So where are ze Christmas cards now? :-)

Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points said...

I just never have enough nerve to take a reciprocating saw to my walls.

I am a big drywall weenie.

Janelle said...

Dude that is so scary to cut through the wall! I am glad you have someone to do it for you because there are wires and everything in there!
Can't wait to see it done

Emily said...

That will look awesome! I can't wait to see it finished!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Seriously, that takes some guts. You go girl. Can't wait to see the finished project, with molding!

Layne Bushell said...

Yes. Chocolate is delicious. So YES it will totally ROCK! Can't wait to see it finished.

chris w said...

Dude- I'm already jealous.

What is it about cute bottles with individual labels that make life so good?

Anny said...

You and your dad are brave, brave souls :)

Ann Marie | white house, black shutters said...

I want to do that in my bathroom! Gah!!! Can't wait to see it finished, cause I have no idea how I would go about doing it.

I'd send you a Christmas card if you don't mind getting it after Christmas, haha.

And yeaaaah, those French kids are creepy.

Teri said...

Ha! I'm glad you are taking down that picture before they have a chance to begin the massacre! I can't wait to see the shelves! And - I love the EAT letters! I saw those at Hobby Lobby and fell in looooooove. It was my first trip to HL (We don't have them here in Canada) just a couple of weeks ago, and SWOON. Seriously. I could set up a bed and live there.