Sunday, October 05, 2008

I'm not Gay I just like to decorate

So the other day I was out looking for some new tools for a project i'm working on.

I had some time so stopped by my favorite store, TJ Maxx. I stop by every couple of months to see if there is anything we need for our house. (It isn't quite finished Plus instead of going out and buying a ton of stuff it kind of lets us just find the right pieces to put it all together when they come about.)

Now, I don't mind looking for stuff for the house. My mom majored in Fashion merchandising and Interior design in college so many of my days as a kid were spent running errands with my mom to fabric stores, carpet stores, etc. I've got a pretty good eye if I do say so myself. It is kind of nice to fun to see everything come together.

So I went into TJ's not really looking for anything in particular and found this pretty cool piece of art. It was big and I wanted something that made a statement and worked well with the colors we have in the house.

So I pull out this frame and I stand back to look at it. And it's probably 4x4 feet, so pretty large. I'm admiring it and thinking, "Yeah this would work, I'm gonna get this" Then a guy comes around the corner and joins me staring at the piece. He puts his hand to his chin and looks deep in thought. I thought he was going to say something like, "I don't get it"
And so to break the awkwardness i say, "So what do you think?" "I like it a lot" he responds. "What kind of house do you have? What is your style?" I tell him that the house is clean lines, modern/contemporary but not out there a lot of elementary/Earthy and wood elements.
He says, "I see come with me" and takes me down one of the aisles. We stop at a modern painting. "He says, "I don't like the pictures but these bold colors would go well with your house." You know something he is right. He tells me about a piece of art he hung on his wall even when his wife didn't think it would work, and now she loves it.

So we walk back over the the piece I was looking at to start with and he says, "I really like this one, that's got my vote."

He then looks at me and says, "I'm not Gay, I just like to decorate. I'm good at it and my wife hates that I'm better at it than her."

It was pretty funny. I ended up buying the piece and hung it up on the wall when I got home. Cristi approved.

6 comments:

Cristi said...

Yes...my husband has very good taste. ;)

Deb said...

Where is the pic of it?!

Hilda said...

That's pretty awesome. You should post a picture of it.

pk said...

Yeah, where's the picture? That there proves you're not gay, Brooks!

Jessica Taggart said...

Brooks-

Remember that HEINOUS floral shirt you got from the Maxx in college? And those capris? Some people might beg to differ about your sexual preference:) Maybe you could have your own decorating TV show?

kerri d said...

Love that the guy helped you - and then felt like he needed to tell you he wasn't gay! My best helper-luck shopping has been running into your mom in JoAnn's!