Sunday, August 23, 2009

Momma Mia...what have I done?

In my small little world, things have a designated place. I am sure its that way with most of you. But when it comes to decorating, in this household, there is no such thing as baby steps. Nope, not at all. Its all or nothing! LOL

What started out as a small purchase of a tapestry to hang on the window in our bedroom, turned out to be one major endeavor. We couldn't agree on just one tapestry. I liked one tapestry whereas, my DH liked another. So as in all good marriages, we compromised. We bought both. One to put on our bedroom window and the other to hang on the wall in the livingroom. I knew the tapestry wouldn't go with the color on the walls and we've been wanting to replace the livingroom furniture. So, we both started surfing the internet to find the furniture WE wanted. I wanted a small print or design, but he wanted oversize overstuff leather furniture. At this point, we were not the normal happy couple who knew after 29 years of marriage, that compromise is the best way to solve anything. But I gave in to his overstuffed, oversized leather furniture. Although I did have a few words to say about it. I explained that this home of ours was just too masculine, there was nothing feminine about it. Where he came back, jokingly saying..."This is a manly man's house!!" I was really waiting for him to start pounding his chest and start with the Tarzan scream. Instead, I just simply replied, that this house is so full of testosterone, that I am drowning here! He didn't have a quick comeback at that! I really shouldn't complain...we both want a change in our environment, afterall, when we painted the last time...we wanted a simple soft peach colored walls, but instead they turned out PINK!! OMG...they were so pink. And they have been this way for the past 8 years. No wonder the man wants a "man cave!!" LOL

So now that the furniture has been ordered and we're waiting for it to be delivered...we decided to paint over the pink walls. I thought a nice neutral color on the walls would be nice. You see it alot on home improvement shows on HGTV. DH thought the same, but we didn't go together to select the exact wall color we wanted. DH said he had errands to run and said he would be back. Never in my wildest imagination, did I think he would stop and pick up paint. But he did! This was all over the matter of days that we talk about wall color and him actually picking up the paint.

Now, paint has been bought, the furniture has been ordered, and tapestries have arrive. Meanwhile, we started a project a while ago in the kitchen. I thought we need to finish this project before starting another. BUT (as usual) DH had other things in mind. He said he wanted to get this one wall painted and the tapestry hung, before the new furniture arrived. So, we moved the old furniture out and off he goes and started painting the one wall. Now the wall color looks almost yellow in the picture you see here. But its not, its very close to CTMH's Brown Bag color, but lighter. Its a little darker than what I was imagining, but it gives the room a warm feel to it. OK, OK...I like it! He made a good choice without me! LOL

In our adventures of redecorating and painting our home, we have the wonderful issue of the CAT! Now, Bella loves to be in the middle of whatever is going on. So as DH is rolling paint on the wall, Bella is chasing the roller. He's manage to catch it a couple of times and then goes running off with paint on his feet, leaving little paw prints in his wake. He thinks this is a game just for him! LOL So, as DH is painting the walls and fighting with the cat for the roller, I am down on the ground with my scrub rag and vinegar water cleaning up little paw prints.

Of course, Auggie (the dog) has to be in the middle of things as well. Luckily for us, she hasn't learned to climb the ladder. But she is still where she isn't suppose to be. (Under foot!!) Isn't life grand when you have pets? I'll leave you to ponder that question on your own. I think you all know my answer!

So, my nice orderly world, where everything belongs in its place, is turned upside down. And with my house in such disarray, how can I possibly go back to the rubber room and concentrate on doing any kind of artwork. I know I have a few cards to make. But to get my creative juices flowing again, I am in dire need of a massive "Calgon" moment. AND getting everything put in its proper place.

I hope you all enjoy your Sunday and what is left of the weekend. Today is DH and mine 29th wedding anniversary. We plan on going out to dinner to Outback. I hope it doesn't blow my diet to much out of whack.

Yes, on top of all the disarray of my household, I have started a diet. Its more like a lifestyle change than a diet, but I am tired of carrying around this excess baggage. I signed up with Sparkpeople, to help track my calories and all that good stuff that comes when dieting. And I've started another blog to journal about my progress. I'm not sure if I will post daily or weekly yet. I'm just beginning, so I won't post a link till it get it completely up to where I want it.

Thanks for stopping by and listening (or should I say reading) to me ramble. This too will pass, and then my world will be totally wonderful and back to normal.

Until next time,
Lots of *Wet Paint* Hugs,

who is smiling because things can only get better from here!


Mary said...

Wow - you have been busy!!! Be sure to stop and take some time for you!

Kathi Carlson said...

Thanks for the "catch up" post! Happy anniversary! Hope you enjoyed your dinner out. As for the decorating, I feel for you. I also have overstuffed leather furniture, which I initially balked at, too. With little ones around again, however, I'm very happy with something that can be wiped off easily. Thus, in my case, the man was right. I just haven't admitted it yet. LOL. Again, thanks for sharing! Hope to see some "after" photos, too!

Deanna said...

Great post! Glad I stopped by! Happy (belated) anniversary!