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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bit Off More Than I Could Chew

Last Thursday, July 8th , the phrase "Bit Off More Than I Could Chew," collapsed and later expired while making a guest appearance in The Vintage Laundress' master bath re-model.  The cause of death was officially determined to be "an understatement." Although the idiom has had a successful career at the Stephenson household, having had long-standing roles in the popular DIY series What Were You Thinking?, a series about a staircase and a stencil and Are You Smokin' Crack?, a series about the special relationship between blue painter's tape and a living room wall, both episodes produced by The Laundress.

"Bit Off  More Than I Could Chew" is survived by her husband, "You're Gonna Do What?", and her children, "Oh No She Di'int" and "Did You Take Your Meds?"

Discovered in a Home Depot in Austin, Texas in the late 90s by agent and DIY legend, "Measure Twice Cut Once," "Bit Off  More Than I Could Chew" signed a lucrative contract and found herself starring in multiple productions at The Vintage Laundry Studios.

"Pretty soon, 'Bit Off  More Than I Could Chew' was everywhere you looked," remembers her husband, "You're Gonna Do What?," who met his future wife on the set of The Love Shack, a series about owning your first home.  A fellow actor in that series, "Do It Your Own Self," was quoted as saying, " She was one of a kind and will be missed very much."

In lieu of flowers The Vintage Laundress requests that donations be made to the Comment Section below.

Photos courtesy House Beautiful, David Kaihoi and Ngoc Minh Ngo

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fleamarketchic said...


Great design inspiration! GO FOR IT!! it is going to be spectacular. And worse case scenario..... You can just paint over it again!!!!

Can't wait to see the finished result!

Sadie at Flea xx


Women possessed can do anything! Waiting to see the beautiful finished room.... Maggie

The Elegant Thrifter said...

I have absolute faith in you that your new show "On a Roll" will show how you've papered that bathroom with ease and grace. My new show, "Shabbier than Chic," didn't do well with focus groups, so I'm taking a new approach with "Hot Glue Heavies." It's a little crafty, but the prelims are positive. xoxo

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

if all of us readers clap our hands and say we do believe in the laundress, will it give you the needed boost of mojo and fairy dust to complete this daunting task? come on everybody....start clapping!!!!

Tamara Jansen said...

Can't wait to see how it's all gonna turn out :)