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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Where I've Created....... a Mess!!

I spent all last week moving furniture, wall "fluff" and clothing out of rooms that were to be painted. Each morning we'd haul stuff out that we didn't get the night before AFTER we hauled stuff back in. Now I'm sure you understood that! Even I don't get it but just let me say that we were "hauling"!! Room to room. Everything came off walls into other rooms till that room was painted and each night we'd haul it back in and start on the next room. It went on for 5 nights. Craig, the painter, would paint the master walk-in closet we emptied in the morning on to the bed and we'd put it back in that evening before we could even FIND the bed. I didn't get photos of it but you get the picture. I still have stuff in the family room to put back or not put back. I have this sinking feeling I'm going to get rid of a lot more stuff that was on the walls. I love the pink so much that I don't think I'll put everything back on the walls. (Let me say here that this is a tremendous relief to Love Bunny.)

Love Bunny's arm as he's hauling stuff out of laundry room to kitchen while waiting for Craig to finish our master bathroom. Pillows from bedroom are in living room also. Don't even ask me why!

Our bedroom with the newly painted coats of pink paint. Not yet decided what to put back up but you'll see it sometime this week.

We had a bit of "touchy moments" that almost ended up on Judge Judy's Divorce Court (since we don't watch tv I'm just imaging what it is like). Hubs didn't want me to touch his office. Now, I have this vision (because I already have the fabrics) of black and white toile and checks in his room with red accents so the pink walls would have looked good. Nuuuuuuuu, he had other ideas. I'm the "decorator" here but he said I only gave him 2 choices: pink or white. Sooooooo, rather than make my children orphans, I hauled his sweet backside to Home Depot and said, "Here are several thousand colors; pick one." He gravitated to a pretty pale green called Topical Dream. Sort of minty green. Okay, that's doable, just have to change the accent colors is all. I might even try to find a toile and check to match the green color instead of using the black and white I already have. *Sigh*.............

You do get the picture here, right. This is the "before" while he's cleaning it up today. We don't work or shop on sundays but he wants to get this mess straightened up soon because I promised him one of those desk units if he let me paint the room something other than beige. I do not like beige and don't feel good around it. Beige does NOT bother him. He couldn't care any less so I finally talked him into another color if he chose it as described above. *Sigh*............. I do think it's the promise of a new desk with a wrap-around for the printer and files and such. Men can be so obstinate, but as my friend, Sherilynn, said to me recently, "You've always said your aim in life is to make him happy", I have to admit she's right. A man's home is his castle and he has no problem at all letting me paint it pink, just don't touch his private space! When I snapped this photo he laughingly asked me what I was doing - the before photo for the "before and after" photos. I just smiled...........*Wink*


  1. I like the green! You are a good wife. Good luck! It looks so overwhelming now.

  2. hehe I like how you call the hubby love bunny. that's such a beautiful mess of pink and flowers and shabby chic! It'd almost be fun to put away

    Le Vintage

  3. Hello Connie; I so enjoy reading your posts, you funny little girl. Your mess looks like my mess with moving to N. C. with a bit of a neat mess back in Ind... lol I love your bed room so pretty can't wait to see every thing all done... hubs is a great guy,,,, I like his color he choose,, by the way.... have a great week.


  4. Oh Honey Keep hauling! Your are almost to the finish line. Think of the rest you will get once you cross over. I am so proud of you. It is a lot of work to do one room, let alone take on the house. What in the world were you thinking? I have missed your posts, so get r done. I need my cup of laughter for the day. Love ya, Country Hugs, Sherry

  5. I have that exact green in my living room. All men are alike. HH does not care what color any room is. Keep on keeping on girlie.You're almost finished.

  6. Connie Honeybun.. your bedroom looks much better with pink wall and brown woody bedroom set.. I really like the colours! and the mess, welp, that won't be for long.. you'll know where to hide them! ;-) hehehehe

    and thanks for the nice comment in my living room post! I am American girl at heart! hehehehe

  7. Hi, Connie! Just the thought of all that work makes me want to cry! Ha! Glad you have the fortitude to do it all! I guess I'm in a season of rest.

    Hey, all my grown boys are in Idaho. Tell 'em hi if you see them! ♥

  8. Hi Connie... I guess a man has to have his man cave... so luckily he chose a beautiful color... He will be happy and you will be happy that he is happy... Have fun with all your painting. Can't wait to see it all done.


  9. Bless you both......
    that is a big job you took on.

    I am lovin the pink....its very calming, romantic and inviting.

    I would do the black toile with that green...I think it would be beautiful!
    And manly. :-)


  10. You are a good wife Connie...and we sure do know the painting mess at our sister did some last week for me...and there is so much more to gooooo....

  11. Hi Connie! Your as busy as me!!! you may think it looks like a mess now, but later.....A Materpiece!! Your home looks so lovely and i like all the pink and white jumbled together on the floor, it looks like an elegant mosaic.LOL! Soon you will be done and you can rest and just take all the beauty in....Have a nice week! hugs, Jennifer

  12. Oh I do understand the mess as we have spent the last week painting also while dear sweet hubby was on vacation. Only one room left for his fall vacation week and that is our bedroom and the upstairs is all done except for some tweeking in the kitchen.

    My whole color scheme changed this year and I have more beige and browns and natural colors in my house then before.

    Hope you all are doing good.

  13. Oh you got such a good husband who would let you paint the walls pink! ;) And before you know it, you'll have everything back into place.

  14. the green on the paint chip is very cool! it will look fabuloso!


  15. Ok Girl...seeing this makes me NERVOUS! LOL I've been there...I can sooo relate to the change.

    Love the blue paint!


  16. Tropical Dream, huh? I'm so laughing...

    I'm sure you'll get everything put back together in no time and all will be well. lol


  17. Nearly there Connie, it's going to look great.
    By the way...beige is definitely a man colour.

  18. Hi Connie, I love your home in pink. Simply gorgeous!! WOW you are a busy girl. Where do you get this drive? Can you pass some on to me. But, I can sure relate to making a mess, however you have to make a mess to get anything done right? LOL
    I think the minty green with toile will be beautiful in your dh's office. The toile in black just goes with any color. You make me want to repaint my studio, still keeping the toile but another color on the walls and cupboards. I think hubbs will not be as interested in this project with so much to move. I have this room stuffed.

    Enjoyed all your past posts too. Was so fun to catch up. I love your bathroom and your yard is so pretty and the faux plants aside the garage look great.

    Thank you for visiting Lorri's home tour. She has so enjoyed reading what everyone is saying in comments. She does not have a blog but always reads them. Your kind comments to her are so appreciated.

    Have a great week and blessings always sweet friend.
    Love ya, Celestina Marie

  19. I had to laugh at your almost divorce court moments. We have had a few of those around here on matters of decorating too. It will all be so worth it when it is all back in place. Good luck until then. Murder is a sin ya know! lol'

  20. oooh, I see lots of great things in those piles! The green is pretty too. I see some lovely pink poofs. Where are you putting those? in that pile!


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