Thursday, August 26, 2010

built this balustrade to keep you

I'm very glad that I am currently sporting a dark aubergine polish on my toenails, because that will nicely hide the hematoma that is no doubt forming right this very second. When moving that china cabinet out of the way so that you can start painting the living room/dining room, it's a bad idea to drop it on your toe.

But sweet baby Jesus, is that room ever going to look great! Gone is the fugly wallpaper, and soon to be vanquished is the tad too bright yellow that battled the wallpaper for domination of the room for the last dozen years.

It was so satisfying to get that first coat of rich dark olive grey on two of the walls tonight, and I can't wait to roll that calm stone grey on the other four walls. It's going to look so incredible that I may just need to break down and clean the carpet. Either that or burn it. Because that cooty-infested rag with the wine, coffee and cat barf stains is going to look even more nasty once the walls are beautiful.

I could just be talked into showing you some photos if you play your cards right. Of the walls, that is, not the carpet. Nobody needs to see that.

11 comments:

umbrellalady said...

Sounds like you definitely need to show us some pictures! I bet it looks wonderful. Maybe just rip out the carpet and go from there - is there hardwood underneath?

kelly said...

of course we want to see it, but i have no cards to play

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Sadly, there is no hardwood beneath the rippled and stained carpet, Kathy. Believe me that was the first thing we checked when we moved in.

Scrabble will do then, Kelly.

URBAN BLONDE said...

After reading the description of your carpet I'm just trying to remember if I kept my shoes on the last time I was over.


PS Can't wait to see the walls, they sound fabulous!

Allison said...

Pictures, please!

I don't recall your carpet looking bad. But if you say so...might be nice to give the carpet a facelift; steaming it does wonders and is much more cost effective.

John Mutford said...

I remember leaving your house and saying to Debbie, "What a lovely lady. Shame about her carpet."

10 spades
J spades
Q spades
K spades
A spades

I win, now show the damn pictures.

umbrellalady said...

Bummer...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I sure hope so, UB! Best to get yourself checked out for any nasty tropical diseases.

It's gotten progressively worse since you were here, Al, but we are seriously considering giving it a steam while most of the furniture is out. Must maintain the domino effect, you know.

I know! I overheard you, John! And you thought you were whispering...
The royal flush wins, photos will be taken.

In know, Kathy! Damned non-hardwood floor laying construction companies ...

Bridget Jones said...

Hi Barb, hope the nail/toe/foot heals well!

Charlie said...

So what are you doing ceiling-wise?

And window treatments—I don't know why they're called that, but are you treating the windows too?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hi Bridget, nice to see you again! The toe is fine, thanks. Must have dropped the cabinet on just the right spot.

Ceiling-wise I am cursing the asshat who thought that popcorn ceilings were a good idea, Charlie, and then I am ignoring those ceilings.
Yeah, what's wrong with the word "curtain"? That's what I have in my house.