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May 1, 2008 at 1:44 pm 5 comments

I woke up and emailed a buddy today who is concerned for my house decorating welfare.  I said, “A terrible thing happened to me this morning.  I am almost sick at my stomach.  I thought I was in love, going to marry this wonderful color, and when I walked in, it was something totally different.  I realized I wasn’t in love with it and I wasn’t sure at all I could live with it.”

Augh!  My precious heart is broken.  My kids are against me.  My husband is being very encouraging, thankfully.

So, now, we are veering either toward more of a gold-tan, OR, a green in the great room.  If green, I’ll have to sell the kids on that, and re-paint my bedroom. And green’s are hard, but we think we have one we want to try.  So, for the who-can-remember-how-many-days straight, I’m going to the paint store…again.

Until then, more knife-cutting out of caulk on the crown moulding so as to have a fresh line to caulk, on the ladder, watching “Design on a Dime”…whew, some of the stuff they do is great, and some of it…well, I’m NOT inspired.  Scares me to death.

Some people seem to go through this process with nary a word of drama.  Downright amazing.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. gchyayles  |  May 1, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Awwwww! You must be so tired but praise God that you can do all things through Him who gives you strength. Amen! I can’t wait to see what the house looks like when it’s done and it will be such a reward for you and hubby and kids too! You are giving me motivation and inspiration regarding our house-buying process. I think we need to get the ball rollin but we’re probably both “scared” of the process and having to renovate and rebuild etc etc. Thank you for being our motivation! XOX

  • 2. graceisenough  |  May 1, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Oh, I remember those days. I have some repainting I want hub to do this summer. I don’t know how he is going to like it. I just want same colors, just different shades. Good luck!

  • 3. Misty  |  May 1, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Bryan and I almost divorced over the wallpapering in the nursery way back when Meg was a baby. We decided never to do wallpapering again 🙂

    Hope you find colors and styles that suit you. Sounds like you’ll need some house-warming cookies soon 🙂

  • 4. Kim  |  May 1, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Forget the house-warming cookies. I think this calls for an all out house-warming PARTY!!!!

  • 5. ~E  |  May 1, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    To tell you the truth, I am not surprised at you backing out on the color. You have always seemed more drawn by the neutrals. Plus, with a neutral background, you can always make small changes with splashes of color that make a big impact. You seem to enjoy the changing of the seasons and I would think that would be reflected in your decor.

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