Tuesday, February 24, 2015

So I Married a Creative | 20 Questions

Today, I'm David's happy to participate in 20 questions- So I Married a Creative, hosted by Primitive and Proper and Bliss Ranch! David gets his chance to tell all about me and my creative process! 





Here we go! Take it away David! 

1.  What is your favorite project  Sarah has done, and why?

My favorite project was the driftwood coffee table. It was a lot of work but was the perfect way to bring a piece of our time in CA with us.


2.  What is your least favorite project, and why?

The fabric wrapped table - We made this table to fit over our lack ottomans and didn't make any drawings before starting (more on this later). After building it and Sarah perfectly applying the fabric, we put it over the ottomans and thought - why in the world did we make it so short?? We then proceeded to add legs to get the height we needed. Although they didn't look bad, it would have been much better if we planned before building. 

3.  What is the one creative item or tool that Sarah cannot live without?

Sketchup - she always uses it to plan everything before we start building a project or moving furniture around. When we skip the planning, it always costs time and quality.

4.  What is your biggest pet peeve about Sarah in the real world or the project and decorating realm?

Nothing - She's perfect :)

5.  If you could take Sarah on a vacation anywhere, where would she want to go?

She did just mention driving across the country in a Uhaul, filling it up with our finds. Or a beach with crystal clear water .. that one has my vote. 

6.  Sarah finds $100.  What does she do with it?

Probably go to Marshalls / TJ Maxx / Home Goods and come home with loads of accessories. Or hoard it for the thrift store. 

7.  What is YOUR favorite room in your house and why?

Our MD living room - a sunny southern exposure and open layout makes it a great place to hang out and enjoy family and friends. 




8.  Creativity is messy, but for the most part blogs show the pretty picture.  Can you tell us how Sarah is a secret slob?

Projects are messy, we pretty much live with tools, supplies, projects all around us - especially in our small rental. It's the norm and I have to accept it for what it is. Living between MD and TN makes this extra challenging since the tool or part we need always seems to be at the other place. I have big plans for a shop at our house that I am dying to start building which will hopefully keep our mess contained.

9.  Name a project or decorating adventure that you thought would be a flop but was fabulous? 


There has been several times when I've been very skeptical that a project will come together but it somehow comes together and amazes me. The fluorescent diffuser pendant made me nervous from the start but Sarah pulled it off and it has been one of my all time favorites. 




10.  Blogging takes a lot of time.  Do you ever pass by Sarah while she is on the computer and secretly feel neglected?


Sometimes I feel like projects consume all of our free time. Fortunately, I really enjoy helping.

11.  Before, during, and after photos are an important part of blogging, do you remember to do that while working on projects for Sarah?


Not at all (that's the main reason Sarah takes most of the process photos). Photography has never been something I enjoy and I manage to forget to take photos of any steps I complete without Sarah. If you see a project with a lot of drawings for steps - its was likely a project I worked on without Sarah for a few steps...

12.  How often do you read Sarah's blog and do you have a favorite post?


I get an advance preview of every post - my favorite is coming soon so stay tuned.

13.  Before changing a piece of furniture, hanging new curtains, or planning a whole room redo, does Sarah consult you or do you come home and it's done?


She would consult for major things like painting or buying something major but otherwise free run.

14.  Does Sarah discuss her blog with you,  stories from other blogs or friendships with other bloggers?


We're always talking about projects, her blog, and other blogs. I know many of you by name.

15. Where do you think Sarah gets most of her creative inspiration; tv, magazines, online, you, or was she just born that way?


Online and born that way - When Sarah is working on a space she often has a Pinterest board and a mood board with loads of ideas and concepts and then has a way to pull it all together and come up with original ideas to make it her own.

16.  Do you know what Pantone's color of the year is and how do you feel about so called "girly" colors for your walls?


Yes - only because Sarah told me and suggested that they should have chosen oxblood. I don't think I'll ever need to worry about having girly colors on our walls.

17.  If you could change one room or area of your home with no decorating advice from Sarah what area would you choose and why?


I havent gotten there yet but when I re-do the garage and shop, I will not need any advice. Otherwise, I'm ok with Sarah taking the lead. 




18.  Are you ever worried Sarah will share too much personal information or that blogging might invade your private life?


I trust that Sarah will maintain the correct line here and if there's a question, I know we would talk about it before I would see it online.

19. Have you ever helped Sarah style photos for her blog or offer input on how you think a vignette should look?


I'm not much for helping with these parts... A few times Sarah has asked me to move stuff to the left or right to get the right placement. She likes to look at things from a distance to see how everything works together. Bookcase to secretary here




20.  There is a saying "If walls could talk...", what would yours say about the decorating in your bedroom?


Our bedroom walls would say - make up your mind already. In no time flat, our bedroom looks like a different place, again and again.

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David's too nice :) He's very patient with me and most of the projects on the blog wouldn't be possible without him - he really is the best! Though he didn't say it .. I'm thinking that my indecisiveness might be a pet peeve (at least it is for me!)

Finally, Here's a full list of everyone that's participating! Stop by to hear their spouses dish! 


34 comments:

  1. You guys!!!!! "She's perfect" that's just way too cute. And driving across the country to fill up a Uhaul sounds like the perfect thing and I can actually see you guys do that too.

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    1. David really is too kind :) I'm definitely far from perfect! Maybe our uhaul trip would happen some day!!

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  2. I am with David. your living room is perfection. what a fun read this morning.

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  3. i loved reading this and i loved the "she's perfect" answer. you guys are clearly such a unified team, and i was looking forward to hearing more from david, and i feel lucky to have met him in person! you guys are the cutest!
    and i would be up for the uhaul across the country trip if he's not. he can have the beach.

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    1. Thanks Cassie!! :) I'm totally up for a trip across the country .. though driving a uhaul wouldn't be the most economical .. loading up all of our finds would be so fun!

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  4. You sound like a perfect wife! I could totally uhaul across country, let me know if you need someone following ;)
    xo
    Debbie

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    1. far from it!! David is extremely patient with me :) sometimes, I don't know how he does it! ha!

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  5. Perfect? I love it. (Wait 'till you've been married 30 years!)

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    1. haha! I know! I'm far from perfect, David is too nice :)

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  6. Ok Sarah, David has let the cat out of the bag for sure.... you are the most organized and focused blogger on all the list! I'm riding in that uhaul with you guys and stopping for a couple drinks on the way to the beach to get the real dirty on 'ya!

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    1. haha I'm definitely not very organized! Especially after moving a lot recently!! David is really that nice in person too :)

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  7. You can tell how much he loves you and is a help to you Sarah :) Cute post! xoxo

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    1. Yes, he really does love to help!! Who knows, maybe one day we'll both do it full time!

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  8. I can see why the driftwood table project is a favorite, it's so pretty.
    You guys are too cute!

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  9. I love this! Always fun to hear from the husband's behind-the-scenes. I really love that he said he knows a lot of bloggers by name - I feel kind of silly talking to my hubs about my favorite bloggers, but he has gotten to know them too, whether or not he likes it :)

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    1. We do spend a lot of time talking about blogs!! :)

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  10. You guys are such a team! That uhaul thing sounds like such a fun adventure!!

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    1. I hope we get a chance to do it someday! :)

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  11. Awww, this is so sweet! You guys are a wonderful team!

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  12. I LOVE that coffee table, I have made a similar looking one out of pallet wood! And I remember seeing that light fixture in CWTS, so fun to hear your husband's take on it all!

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  13. I'm totally loving reading these today!

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  14. Let me just say im super impressed that he knows what oxblood is!! You guys are a DIY dream team sarah!!

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    1. haha :) I think only because I told him! But he does have a background in graphic design, so at least he already knew what Pantone is :)

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  15. That driftwood table is how I initially found you. Have been reading ever since. Question 12... I have a guess what that fave post might be... ;) Can't wait!

    Such a fun interview.

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  16. Love this, so much fun! I love how you two do so many projects together!

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  17. I love that you two are truly a team when it comes to the blog! So fun to have such a handy guy whose eager to create a space in which to build and create! :) Linda

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  18. He is too sweet and I feel like he is one of "us" with all of the projects he helps with! He is a keeper!

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  19. Oh, David - what a sweetheart. His answers were pretty much just what I thought they'd be. I love that you guys work together so much. Scott and I used to before kids, now he takes the girls off on outings on the weekends so I can get some solo time working on things!

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  20. Oh my goodness I had so much fun reading this! I love hearing about how you come up with all of your new ideas. And if you ever take that dream vacation, pick me up along the way! (Uhaul full of thrift finds and then land on a crystal beach - see how I put both into one trip?) :)

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts! I love hearing what you think! :)

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