I was at Ross last week and happened upon a canvas painting that I loved! I rarely find pictures that I like. I guess that is why I gravitate to more accessories like sconces & iron for the walls.
I was a good girl and walked out without it. (which by the way is a huge thing for this compulsive shopper)
But I couldn't stop thinking about it. It's not like Kirkland's where you know the probability of something being there later is higher. But with Ross, someone could pick it up and you will never find something like that again.
I've got the 5-year itch to paint and change things up in the entryway and den, and I thought the canvas was a great inspiration piece. It would also go in my master bedroom re-do plan if needed.
So when Monday rolled around, I had a few minutes to spare before I picked up the kids. If the painting was there, it was meant to be. If not, well, that was fine, I could get it out of my head.
It was there.
So I picked it up and checked out.
As I carried it out to the car I thought, I hope this fits in my trunk. Surely it will.
1st try, negative. I turned it and tried to put it in again.
No worries. I'll put it in the backseat.
Maybe I'll try the other side of the backseat.
Let me try the trunk again. Maybe I'm not holding my tongue right.
Front seat? (long shot, but you never know!)
Well I sure wasn't taking the thing back in! It's going home with me one way or another.
(by the way, it was REALLY cold and windy, and luckily it had stopped raining. I'm sure someone was in the parking lot watching me from their car laughing their butts off at me fighting with this big a** picture)
So I finally put it back in the trunk, even though the trunk would not close. And of course no string, but I didn't care. I would wing it. I drove very carefully to pick up the kids, and back home with the trunk open...hoping that I wouldn't hit too many bumps to make the trunk lid bounce and crack the frame. (Heck, even if it did crack I could glue it back together!)
So here is the picture hanging in my entryway for the moment. It measures 39" x 39" square.