The Mural at The Merc by Ree

salvationselfieI snapped this pic of Marlboro Man, the kids, and me after church on Easter Sunday, and here’s the caption I have come up with after much contemplation and prayer:

“Salvation Selfie.”

I’m weird.

IMG_2548I posted this chair on Instagram the other day, for other reason than I was staring at it while trying to remember something I’d forgotten, but instead of remembering what I’d forgotten, I wound up thinking about this chair instead. It’s one of two, and they are my mother-in-law’s. She got them years and years ago, then they got put in storage because she transitioned to some different chairs and no one wanted these. I’ve always loved them, and when our office was finished, she and I both thought they would look perfect in a spot by my desk.

I can’t believe no one has wanted to use them through the years. I guess ranchers don’t like colorful stripes or something?

Ha.

 

IMG_2538Meanwhile, back at The Merc: We have added a third area to the project now, and since it’s upstairs, we are having to do some structural work to support the new craziness. Steel beams oughta do it!

 

 

IMG_2545And here’s where I’d love some advice today: You may remember this old advertising mural, which we uncovered when we chipped away the old plaster on this wall. It was an external wall of the original building before the second part was built on, and it continues upstairs into our office.

(The metal squares you see on the carts in front are the original ceiling tiles! Can’t wait to get those on.)

(Also, the space is not curved as it appears in this shot. That’s just the panoramic effect.)

 

 

muralYou can see how different the mural looks upstairs, color-wise, and that is because we sealed it with a clear sealant to preserve the art. We’ll do the same thing downstairs.

 

 

IMG_2545So what I’m thinking about now is what to do with the plaster wall underneath the mural. This will be the restaurant space, and there will be some long banquette-style seating on the wall. I had a dream that I took paint representing all the colors of the mural and literally threw handfuls of it against the wall in order to create a Jackson Pollock-type abstract effect containing all the colors of the mural. But in the dream, my name wasn’t Ree, it was Sally, and I was five feet six inches tall. And the reason I know that is that in my dream, I, Sally, was wearing a heathered grey t-shirt with “5’6″” in bold letters.

Dreams are so wonderfully bizarre.

Anyway, short of throwing handfuls of paint at the wall below the mural, let me know if you have any ideas! White isn’t floating my boat (even though this white kinda coordinates!) but I don’t know if paint/color is the solution, or if some kind of material like wood would be better.

Thank you for your words of wisdom! (And on that note, thank you so much for your amazing suggestions for products for The Merc! I read every single one…and I’m still reading. Great stuff!)

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