it’s a cinch … and musings on martha

Sometimes I wonder what Martha Stewarts’s basement looks like …

 

Well, not present-day Martha with the empire and the Macy’s ads and the magazine and television shows.  I’m pretty sure present-day empire Martha has the world’s most fabulous basement.  With everything perfectly – and prettily – organized and labeled and tucked away out of sight.  And I’m pretty sure her basement has a screening room and a game room and maybe even her very own Starbucks, just like Tommy Lee …

 

I’m talking about the basement of the Martha before the empire.  When she was still starting out … building her brand … one craft at a time.  I can’t help but wonder if that Martha … pre-empire-Martha … had a slightly disorganized basement space filled with seasonal craft projects.

 

Say, for example, I wonder if you visited pre-empire-Martha’s basement you would’ve stumbled across some fake roses that had been spray painted …

 

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Spray painted in Krylon’s metallic black in celebration of Halloween …

 

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Spay painted with three-to-four coats of black metallic so they would become a permanent Halloween decoration …

 

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… so she would never, ever be tempted to put them in a vase and display them on her coffee table.

 

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Again.

 

Sigh.

 

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After close to a year of blogging and crafting … and blogging about what I’m crafting … I’m beginning to gain a better understanding of what pre-empire-Martha’s basement may have looked like …

 

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Filled with all her decorating faux pas desperately trying to get a new life with some spray paint… and maybe some glitter glue …

 

Now if I can just build my own empire so I can relegate all my crafts to a well-organized warehouse …

 

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… after which I will begin drawing up plans for my very own basement Starbucks.

 

If you want even more basement-busting easy peasy craft ideas, some of my friends are sharing their projects here too …

 

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 … just click on the pictures for more.

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P.S. Have you heard about the amazing Fall Spray Paint Link party? Click here for more ….

 

 

The party goes live on Friday, October 12 at 6 AM EST …

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I love the It’s a Cinch posts! Oh, Martha would surely cringe at my mismatched corner in the garage, but I love it. I can get paint on the floor, glue on my desk, and glitter all over the rug, and nobody cares.

    Love the roses and tin vases…so spooky and Halloweeny!

  2. says

    I have spray paint on my list, and I don’t even know what color or what I’m making. Or when I’m gonna have time. But gosh darn it, I bet in the depths of my basement helll there is something that can be revitalized with spray paint a’la Martha.

    ~Bliss~

  3. says

    AWESOME!!!!! Perfect bouquet for Morticia!!!! : ) If Gomez had spray paint he might have actually left the flower on the thorn branch : ) You have created the perfect Halloween decoration…this praise has been brought to you by the Addams…HUG!!!! ps…Martha WHO???

  4. says

    Ok..this might not be appropriate but somehow I misread the beginning of your post and I thought it said “have you ever wondered what Martha’s boobs look like?” I thought…what is Linda up to now??!! It’s been a long day :)

  5. says

    Those flowers look amazing! I’ve been wanting to do something similar but wasn’t sure what kind of spray paint to use. You’re not a mind reader are you? Because you have just answered all my questions and everything I ever wanted to know about black roses….Krylon metallic black you say. I’m going to be all over this tomorrow! Thanks for the great post!!

    ~Lynn

  6. says

    I never thought to spray paint old silk flowers – that’s a great idea! I was going to ship all mine off to the Salvation Army, but maybe I’ll hang onto a few of them and give the spray painting thing a whirl :-)

  7. says

    Such a cute idea! I wish I had some fake flowers left. I got rid of them in a fit of cleaning out my craft supplies next year. Ugh, I hate when I clean out, then one year later have an idea of something for something I got rid of!!!

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