Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wonderful White

Our living room walls before.

One of my New Year's Resolutions involved painting the house. We'd done the entry, stairs and hall in March. And, yay, I finally got to slather our little yellowy-beige living room (above) in white (below) over the last two days. It's not quite done. Before the painting got started, I picked up the living room and dumped most of its contents onto the dining room. So I must do something about that...

And of course, how is it that as soon as you get one big job done, 10 new little ones pop-up like mushrooms ever so suddenly? Like trim re-painting and wall stenciling for instance. How does this happen?

Our living room walls after, and me smirking.

And furthermore, answer me this. How is it that I have acquired so many ugly things? Like the ugly lamp, the ugly ottoman, the ugly mirror, and the ugly cushions for instance. And why is it, pray tell, that I must now refurbish all these things, because I refuse to replace them because they work just fine, but I cannot continue living with them as they are, because they are simply too ugly, and I must have a very bad habit of taking leave of my senses over and over again when I buy stuff? Why?

If you have any insight into any of the above questions, do let me know. Me? I'm off to refurbish or paint something.

You have a yourself a great day, and I'll see you soon!


  1. Go white Michele! I like your new blog looks too. Rounded corners, great job - Hugs Nat

  2. Well, it happens very easily. It feels as if the big finished job gives birth to several brand new little jobs and it goes around like a vicious circle. Ok, ok. let's not be dramatic here.
    I think that in time you simple get weary of looking at the same things and are ready for a change. But they work fine - you say. Then, Michele I would suggest you do something you are fantastic at - refashion/ up(re)cycling!!
    I am sure you'll make new masterpieces :)
    Have a lovely day!

  3. But see it from another point of view... Now you'll change really every detail in the room to something you made and will be very special and unique!

    Maybe you bought all the things you now see as ugly with a little hidden thought deep in the back of your brain which said to you: "One day you'll have to recycle / refurbish / repaint all this because you won't be able to stand them anymore. This forces you to make stuff for yourself (your family) and then one day you'll stand in this room and it will be truly yours in every detail!"

    This wouldn't be possible if you would still like all the things!

    To thank me for revealing this secret I'll expect a lot of refurbishing blog entries ;)


    Claire :)

  4. Looking good! I always like white rooms. They are nice and light and I like that too! I hope you have fun with the redecorating. You know you will enjoy making those cushions and lamps shine!

  5. Hey dear,its interesting! in summer white color everywhere is always clothing, bedding,furniture accessories & even for paint on walls..its good..well keep it up & step by step complete you tasks :) kinda lengthy but cool :)

  6. I can totally relate to the ugly thing acquisition, the desire to refurbish, and the asking of "WHY??"! For me, I just hate to see things go to we're on a grad student budget!

  7. Yes, I too take in ugly things. Always with the intention to give them new life. It just needs...
    "...a little repair", "...a little paint", " be totally recovered", "...completely overhauled!" :D And then, life always steps in. And they sit and wait their turn, which never comes. :) My house is full of ugly unfinished things.


  8. Impressive! I am still not finished our kitchen that I started several months ago. Good for you!

  9. Ugly things are good....they give you the perfect opportunity to be creative. I'm sure we all have ugly things that need prettying up. Is that a word??

  10. oooh, I have been trying to talk my husband into painting the living room white, but no luck. Lucky girl! You make a cute paintress.

  11. Im so jealous...I have been wanting to paint my walls bright white (currently vanilla beige)...but I don't have the patience to deal with the upheaval. And I know what you mean about accumulating things and then realizing "why did I think this was so swell?" ....lucky though, if anyone could turn a sow's ear to a silk purse --it's you!!
    I see some home decor projects in the future...lucky us!!!


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