Monday, June 16, 2008

I'm beginning to notice a trend....

Everyday when I log on to write, all I can think about is "man I've been busy." I hate that! I long for the day I can say "well, today has been a nice and relaxing day" but I fear those days are not in my near future.

So here is how my busy weekend went :) Friday after work I headed to Ben's house and started unpacking boxes. He met me there later and we took a few loads of stuff from his apt to his house, then headed over to my Aunt D's house for dinner. My mom and little sisters were in town for the night so we took a break from moving to hang out with them. I miss them. A few hours was not enough. But that's another story. So back to the house we went to slap up some sample paint on the walls. (I'm at work right now so I can't post the pictures, but I will as soon as I get a chance at home. ) And I was freaking out about the colors. I told you earlier that we picked "punk rock" for the den/dining room and "ship shape" for the kitchen/breakfast area. Punk rock is in the green family and ship shape is blue. When we got some of it on the walls it was SO BRIGHT! I was trying to explain to Ben that the blue either need to be darker or lighter. He said "what is this?" I told him it was "Bright" He looked me with this confused look on his face and said "so there is dark, light, and bright?" .............. thinking, thinking, thinking "Yes." He tried for awhile to convince me that it would look good, but I couldn't wrap my mind around it. I don't usually go for BRIGHT. I was afraid that the only way to go with bright colors was contemporary, and I am not a fan of super contemporary. Anyway, he told me that if we could just please paint everything the colors we started, that in a few months if I still thought it was horrible he would let me repaint it. (please note that he said he would let ME repaint it.) Then he threw in that I don't even live there.... I'm aware, but I'm still concerned.

Saturday rolls around, and we take several more loads to the house then we start to paint. Thank the LORD for roommate's gf's mom! She came and helped paint and it was a LIFE SAVER! Ben has never painted before, and I'm not exactly what you'd call, well..good. So roommate's girlfriend's mom gave great instruction and helped us get the paint up and looking good. The whole time we are painting I keep reminding Ben that I think the kitchen is "too bright - it's making the whole house bright! it looks like a daycare center!" Everyone ignores me and keeps painting. After what seemed like 20 hours of painting, we finished..... and I love it! Yes, it's still a little bright for me taste, but I think once we get all Ben's dark brown furniture in there it will look good.

There is still a few weeks worth of work to be done, but at least we are on our way! I'll post pics soon!


kristy said...

Just came across your blog! And wanted to say "hi".

E.B. in Tennessee said...

You are way ahead of me -- we still have not started painting! I can't wait to see the pics :)