Monday, January 7, 2013

WDCP or wall-decor-commitment-phobia

My head is easily turned by pretty things and perhaps this is why I have a fear of commitment when it comes to pounding nails into walls. Especially walls that I myself have primed and painted, which is 99% of them and is a job I do not really enjoy. I'm reminded of this confirmed-wall-bachelorette status each time I purchase wall art and must decide where it will hang.

Some proof. Take note of the various things decorating this wall of the Girlie Office.

A few things are hung using painters tape, one bulletin board holds both a clock and a calendar, and just last night I hung a birdcage memory board by tying it to a light fixture.

The same fixture that is embellished with magnets. So to borrow a concept from comedian Jeff Foxworthy, if you do some of the following, you might just be wall-decor-commitment-phobic, too.

Do you hang art with removable hooks (left)? Do you frame fabric rather than cutting it?

Do you use tension rods? Adjustable bookcases?

Do you prop art on ledges rather than hang it?

Do you frame wallpaper rather than adhering it permanently?

Because if you do, you just might be WDCP (wall-decor-commitment-phobic) and I understand.



birdie blue said...

i'm definitely wall-decor-commitment-phobic. while i'm willing to move entire rooms of furniture weekly, it's a lot more difficult to move nails and picture hooks around easily.

i hope your new year is off to a sparkly start, miss elyse. i'm anxiously awaiting your book. i can't wait to see it.


Melinda said...

Some of these I have done but I usually know where I want to hang something and just go for it.

M :)

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Nope- I am a nail pounder-put'er'up now kinda gal. Spackling is my best friend. But you do everything so prettily...that I may convert- xo Diana

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Me too, Elyse! That's another reason my walls are more bare than in years past.

Happy 2013!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Good to know I'm not alone. We could form a WDCP support group. :)
Happy, Happy New Year!

Theresa said...

Hello, YES I am one too:) Love all of your pretties! I have a tension rod in a closet with ribbon on it... love that idea! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

A Vintage Chic said...

What an adorable "hang-up" to have, Elyse! I USED to have WDCP--I freely admit it--but I'm WAAAAY over it now! We've been in our "new" house for six years now & my girls keep saying "why did it take us so long to hang up all our pictures?"!

Wishing you the most glorious day, dear friend (and eagerly awaiting your new book, I might add!)


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Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Nice to see a post from you, Elyse!

I can so relate to wall phobia- NOW. The previous owners of this house actually went around patching up most of their nail holes before they moved out! (There wasn't many!)I've never bought or rented a house where that was done for me. So now, I'm looking at these nicely patched and painted walls and haven't hung a thing yet! I want to be really sure first! ♥

Linda Bouffard said...

Oooo I really like the birdcage that you hung on the wall. What is that? Darling. Thanks for sharing your stuff. Linda

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

i wish i was more phobic...i hammer in nails left and right here, only to change my mind, then patch and paint. ugh. your commitment phobic-ness yields fab results and ideas nonetheless! love the framed fabric and wallpaper. who is that darling art by...with little red buses (?) on it???
PS- i got my copy of Flea Market Decor! So swoony...can't believe it's my house in there! Thank you for everything, Fairy God Sister :)