In 1980, when my family first moved to Dallas, the only things I knew about Texas I had learned from watching Bugs Bunny cartoons. Remember the little Texan guy who was just a giant cowboy hat and mustache? He was always looking for oil and had longhorns on the hood of his Cadillac. I’ve lived in Texas more than 30 years and have yet to see car with longhorns on the hood.
But I do have friends who reminisce about childhood Christmases when their family’s still had “OIL-Money”.
A few years ago, a dear friend gave me these longhorns for Halloween. You read that right, Halloween. She knew that I would appreciate them….and she was right. Lord knows how I love free things.
They have been hanging over my bed for more than a decade.
After building our beautiful wood wall in the master bedroom, I wasn’t quite sure if the longhorns would look “right” on the new wall. They are just oodles of coolness, and I’m not sure if we could sleep soundly without them dangling precariously overhead, (but the weird little faux croc, brass studs, and rope accents wrapped through the middle seemed kinda busy). Even that wood plaque they are attached to had to change. Since there is no way on earth that I would ever part with anything…Something had to be done…..
No worries, that’s why we keep black spray paint in the house…just for black spray paint emergencies.
A shopping bag and some painters tape later….
Now the beautiful horns stand out against the new walls, I hardly even notice all the jumbled mess goin’ on in the middle…..
Way. More. Much. Better.