How to Make an Interior Designer Crap His Pants

Today marks a very sad day for my husband.


I noticed a lovely addition to a new piece of art in our living room this morning.

Need a close up?


Black crayon. You can pay your respects to D in the comments.

(I think it’s pretty funny, but let’s just keep that between you and me.)

  • Carrie

    May 11, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Oh my goodness! At least it was black crayon. Sort of goes with the color scheme.

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  • Jamie

    May 11, 2009 at 11:34 am

    gasp! was there no glass on the frame to protect the painting, or are we talking a worst-case-crayon-on-canvas-scenario? yikes.

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    Crayon ON canvas. Holy schizz.

  • sizzle

    May 11, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Maybe you can approach it like, “he’s destined to be an artist!”??

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  • Black Hockey Jesus

    May 11, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Artists and their visions. You can’t get between them.

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  • Camels & Chocolate

    May 11, 2009 at 11:41 am


  • whoorl

    May 11, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I neglected to mention that the painting is one of D’s personal creations. Double shot to the heart!!

  • Stephanie

    May 11, 2009 at 11:47 am

    At least he chose a coordinating color. Reminds me of when my daughter “colored” our fridge with her metal barrette. You can’t get between an artist and his or her work!

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  • Aimee Greeblemonkey

    May 11, 2009 at 11:52 am


    P.S. Have D read this:

    P.P.S. “That Night” continues on to several other nights and several pieces of furniture.

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  • Me

    May 11, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Uh oh…. and yes, I laughed too, but only because it’s something my 2 year old has done to me.

  • samantha jo campen

    May 11, 2009 at 11:57 am

    I’m having heart palpatations right now just THINKING about it. Not enough Xanax in the WORLD.

  • Angella

    May 11, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Oh, no.

    I think D might need a vodka on the rocks tonight.

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  • CatrinkaS

    May 11, 2009 at 11:59 am

    I would think it no small victory that it is D’s artwork – that way, the piece is collaborative… organic… tension between order and disorder… youth and control… really, this is perfect. (You can rename it “perspective,” since it’s all in how you look at it…)

    I bet none of this helps a bit.

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  • Kristabella

    May 11, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Uh oh! Wito is destined to be an artist with all his crayon artwork!

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  • Jen

    May 11, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    oh man. My daughter just did this last week to our LCD tv… thankfully it wiped off with water… but off of a painting? YIKES!!!!

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  • Rebecca (Bearca)

    May 11, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Two words: VENN DIAGRAM.

    (But Poor D. Such a bummer!)

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  • RA

    May 11, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Gasp. Maybe now you can say it’s even more original? Or, a family collaboration? Or something? Oh, dear.

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  • jane

    May 11, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    i like it better now

  • Kerri Anne

    May 11, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Now it’s even more “one of a kind!” ; )

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  • ali

    May 11, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    …um, um, at least it wasn’t sharpie? i dunno. i got nothing. :)

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  • zizi

    May 11, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Do I need to remind you about George Washington and the cherry tree?

  • Lorna

    May 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    My son scratched his name into the front side panel of my husband’s black car. He thought he was doing something nice by showing us how he could write his name.

  • am'ti b

    May 11, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    hands down the funniest thing i have seen this week-i must, i mean i can’t wait to pass it along…….

  • Ninabi

    May 11, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    This is known as an OGN at our house-
    Oh God, NO.

    I paint. Many moons ago, one of my children made a Zorro-esque slash of blue-green crayon across a nearly completed work. I couldn’t bear to toss out the piece but to look at it made me mourn for what used to be.

    How hard it is when the tiny vandal is someone you love dearly. My sympathies.

  • martymankins

    May 11, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    OMG… uh… I would have crapped my pants, too. And moved all black crayons, pencils, pens to the 4 ft or higher level shelves.

    There are places that can repair that kind of additional artwork.

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  • kat

    May 11, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    aw little wito was justting in on the action.

    plus the man LOVES him some crayons! ;)

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  • Michelle

    May 11, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    I think it looks like it’s a signature – “To D. Your friend – Mondrian” We had a similar incident with an American Girl Doll and a Sharpie…shudder.

  • Stephanie

    May 11, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Ohh no. That made my heart go into my stomach.


  • Maggie

    May 11, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I guess i should just be thankful that my daughter is still more interested in eating her crayons that drawing with them

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  • justJENN

    May 11, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Ugh. I feel his pain.

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  • Jessica

    May 11, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Oh dear Lord. I suppose there’s no having Wito paint over it himself…

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  • greyfavorite

    May 12, 2009 at 4:01 am

    I am with RA. Perhaps Wito is just trying to have some artistic collaboration with his Dad? He does seem pretty advanced for his age… :)

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  • gorillabuns

    May 12, 2009 at 5:20 am

    would magic eraser work?

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  • Katrine

    May 12, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Just move that plant a little more to the side and he’ll never notice!

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  • kate

    May 12, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Hahahaa! Er, I mean, OH NO.

    Dude, when an artist gets the urge, there’ s just no stopping him.

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  • mommymae

    May 12, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    sweet, sweet boy. he’s lucky he’s so cute and smart, no?

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  • ErinM

    May 12, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Aaaaayyyyy! Does the Magic Eraser work on art? ;)

  • Teej

    May 12, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    D – from a fellow designer I feel your pain. Tonight I will have a moment of silence for the loss of your art piece.

  • bishOp stu tu

    May 13, 2009 at 4:14 am

    After the long pensive…two thoughts emerge:

    1. Dramatic, uncomfortable, perhaps important, but certainly a great canvas of tension created by the merger of “D” Mondrian and Wito Miro.


    2. Wito, little-known art critic, bravely steps outside the rules of critique.

    da bishop

  • winsome

    May 13, 2009 at 10:01 am


    As other’s have said, the color scheme matches…. Tell D to look at it as a father-son collaboration – just in time for father’s day.

  • Isabel

    May 13, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Bless W’s little heart!!

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  • roz

    May 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Before we painted, we had a wall that looked like that. My daughter would toddle by it and say nonchalantly, “I did that. I bad.”

  • melissa

    May 14, 2009 at 10:27 am

    oh it’s so post modernistic. fabulous dah-ling. tell your interior decorator his taste in artists…impeccable.

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