Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Letting the Geek Out

So little sister, there's something you might not know about me. Oh, wait, you totally know it. I'm a huge geek. I'm not just saying that to be cool, because geek is chic now. I'm the quiet book nerdy type of geek, with a little video gamer/comic book nerd/board gamer thrown in. I haven't had much time to read lately, so I've had to geek it up in other manners (ie. magic the gathering).

Luckily I have an awesome husband who is just as geeky as me (sometimes more so). So when I was trying to figure out what to do with the gross blind in our living room and he suggested we paint a Super Mario Brothers mural on it, well, I fell in love with him all over again. What can I say, I <3 Super Mario.

We still had my friend's projector so for a couple of nights after Z went to bed, we painted our ugly blind and made it purdy.

Let me tell you, it sounds all fun and it looks awesome now, but holy cripes it took so much more paint than I was expecting. This is probably because we have the honey comb blinds in the living room and the paint just went right through the layers. Some got on the windows. Yay for putty knives! We made a smart decision and put two coats of primer on before we started painting with our acrylics. Otherwise we would have spent a paycheck or two on paint.

All in all it turned out really cute. And it fit in with our crazy cat shelf of a wall. Basically we're working towards turning our living room into a world from Super Mario Brothers. We may just dress the cats up as Mario and Luigi and have them run some levels.... Or not. Or yes. :)

So the blind is part one of our grown up playroom. Stay tuned for part two! (Hint: it'll be a couple of months, so don't hold your breath. We're working on getting supplies.)