Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Decorating or Bust
The past 5-6 years, we had our 3 adult children, taking up residence in our humble abode. We didn't think it would last as long as it did. The last 2 years, the husband and I gave up trying to fix the house up. I tried more than he did. It got to the point, I hated having people over. My sofa was thrashed, my carpet needs replacing, the walls needed painting - the lighting needs to be updated and more.
Overwhelming to say the least.
Last month they all left the nest! You won't see me crying in my morning coffee over it. I did that already, the first time they left home. Okay I admit, I was so excited I could not sleep at night, due to all the decorating in my sleep. The husband had gotten complacent and he was dreading all the work.
One of the first things we did, was pull everything out of our storage (saved $45 a month) and put it all in our garage. Now our garage is a mess. But we're working on it. Then we moved our desk and office stuff into the room that used to be our office. I cleaned the carpet and it came out great. My husband painted. Now you might say, that painting a room, is a 2-3 day job. I wish. My dad was a painting contractor and he could knock out a room in a day or day and half. My dear husband, would paint one wall and then stop and do something else that needs to be done. We ran out of paint - so that took him a day to get. The closet doors are still not back on yet!
I get impatient - I guess I think we are younger and more spry than we used to be. I still feel spry...until I actually do something. That is one of the parts of getting older that sucks. You have all these decorating ideas - and it takes FOREVER!
Mid month, I dragged him to the Home show, hoping to inspire him and talk to roofers, because we need a new roof and this is the year! Lucky us! So last week we had roofers give us estimates and we have made our choice. I have buyers remorse and we haven't spent a dime yet. So is putting on a new roof, considered Decorating? Probably not but it's a biggie.
I will get this house the way I want if it kills me -
Things that still need to be Done:
paint the hall way
paint the hall bathroom and cabinets
paint the back bedroom and make it a craft/sewing room
paint our bedroom and master bath
paint the laundry room.
We're buying paint that lasts 25 years so we won't have to do it ever again!
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