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    Tuesday, July 13, 2010

    Barter

    What do you do when you're flat broke but have an enormous living room wall that cries for art?

    You barter away an old red couch...


    ...call your friends over for an evening of watching you bicker over leveling a huge sheet of painted Tyvek...


    ...watch your husband do death-defying stunts 13 feet off the ground...


    ...and replace the old couch with one you've spent two years saving for! (Found here.)


    Many, many thanks to our generous friend and artist Benjamin Wiemeyer for taking pity on us and doing the barter. We love the painting and the view from the sidewalk:


    (And so does the neighbor kid who just rode past and shouted, "I love your painting!")

    6 comments:

    Suzanne said...

    You got that painting for the price of that couch??? Lucky lucky! It is awesome for the space and I love love love the new couch! Well done.

    Diane said...

    Love the couch and the painting!

    mushbelly said...

    Just how big is that canvas? It looks amazing.

    Kersten said...

    The canvas is 7'x12'(ish). And it's still not hanging straight. Maybe we'll straighten it out at Christmas when we get out the ladder to decorate the tree.

    justin + camille said...

    Gorgeous painting! I can't wait to see it in person! I love the couch, too. Fantastic trade!

    april said...

    Gorgeous! I still haven't seen your house, I must admit I'm dying to.

    How do you know Ben?