Originally Posted by greenmansions
I love that silhouette idea. I have wanted to do it in our bedroom for a long time. The house across the street has a small tree in the front yard and it has a lovely shape. If we open our blinds at night, we can see the shadow of the tree on our bedroom wall at the head of the bed. (her front door light is "behind" the tree to create the shadow.) I'd like to sketch it onto the wall one night and paint it. But DH, as usual, is opposed. Anything a little different freaks him out, and the biggest fights we have ever had were over wall colors.
That sounds so great! I am really into the silhouettes recently (you know, like the screenprinted shirts that are so "in" right now
); I can see myself going nuts and doing them in every room.
Your DH sounds like mine. DH is opposed to change of ANY kind. When I told him that I wanted to paint something on the wall (even though he hates the beige, too...), he said, "No. We can just keep it drab!" (or was it dreary?) SERIOUSLY! Then I told him that I was going to drop the entire subject for awhile, as he was clearly in no mood to talk about it. I think I also said something about him not being the decorator.
Within a couple minutes, he was asking questions and being all sweet about it.
This was a very calm conversation, but that's only because we've had MAJOR fights about decorating earlier in our relationship. That's so weird to me. Men aren't supposed to care, are they??
: Anyway... I ask him for input, but only after I've come up with several choices for him. I don't involve him in the beginning of project planning... it gets too messy.