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 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 …