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New Plant Table & A Painting Full of Triangles

New Plant Table & A Painting Full of Triangles

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This Mother's Day, Mama Maher got a "wild hair" as she calls it, and booked herself a flight to Nashville for the weekend. We had and absolute BLAST! I played a little show at a Steeplechase after party (holy cow, was that an absurdly rowdy party), did a little spring shopping at Goodwill and the hardware store, and before I new it, I was elbow-deep in a giant bag of potting soil constructing about 13 brand new terrariums. Yeah. I know... I got a little carried away.

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Well, then I got carried away some more.

I mean, I had all these lovely plant babies-- they needed someplace to live! So, I picked up this fancy new plant table at World Market. So, uhm, I'm in LOVE with this store (MAN, what a cool place!) and especially with this table. I was SO thrilled about it!

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That is, until I noticed the gigantic empty spot on the wall and decided that it was time to whip out the paint and brushes.

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I started out by setting up a grid for my pattern (my triangles were two inches wide and one tall) using a yard stick and a light touch with my pencil. Then, I taped around the edges of my triangles using simple Scotch tape (painter's tape might have yielded a cleaner edge, but I didn't have any), filled in the triangle, and then carefully removed the tape after the paint had dried. A lot of my edges ended up a smidgen messy, but I just went back and cleaned up the edges after the whole painting was done. (IMPORTANT TIP: If you plan on trying this at home, make sure that you mix up plenty of whatever color you use for your background-- you'll need it later. Save it by covering with plastic wrap and storing in the fridge.)

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Et voilà! A pretty new pattern for my pretty new plants. I don't know what it is about triangles, but they just make me feel so zen. I love waking up to see this in my kitchen every morning!

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