Musings on Martha ...

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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.

Spray painted in metallic black just in time for Halloween.

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

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



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.

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 …

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

~ Linda

Linda is a wife, mother, Chicago homeowner … and creator and author of it all started with paint blog.  You can find her on Facebook here, follow her on Twitter here, and see her Pinterest boards here

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Earnan Drummann January 01, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Paint vapor damages brain cells.


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