This is a tale of a tacky picture turned tacky art duo.
Several years back, our friend Doug made the move from Chicago to make Madison his home. As a bachelor, his apartment was fairly simple, but he did have some decor gems. In his bathroom... this awesomely gnarly tree picture.
Glued onto a beveled wood plaque, a mustardy gold sky framed the tree. Tacky, but I loved it. Each time he moved, the tree came with him and now lives with him and his new wife.
So when I found a dingier version of the "golden tree" at a thrift store, I snatched it up faster than you could say trash, with an idea of making it a set.
Last weeks was Doug's birthday, so felt it was time the doppelganger made its appearance.
I wanted to make a real contrast, so the dark branches turned white, that mustard sky became violet and the autumn brush was transformed into a lush green moss.
It was a hit. AND in case they were wondering where to put this gem... they have an empty spot on the other side of their bathroom mirror. It's like it was just waiting for its twin.