Well, since the mishaps and misadventures with my mom’s floor we’ve gotten her all moved into her new room. It’s not decorated or completely situated yet, but at least it’s in good enough order for her to have a nice nap with her cat…She’s probably gonna kill me when she sees that I posted a photo of her napping, so if you never hear from me again, you’ll know why. 😉
I’m actually writing this post from my room, which I’ve just recently finished painting for the second time. Here let me share my current view with you…Hmm, weird, it’s not really that dark in here. I guess this isn’t really much to look at is it? Can’t even see my paint job. Oh well, I’ll try and take a better photo of it later.
I’m sitting at a little make-shift “desk” that my mom brought in so that I could see what it feels like to sit and write in here, but now she and my daughter are hounding me to come watch a movie with them, so I probably won’t be in here very long and will have to finish writing this post later. I just want to be in my room for a little while and enjoy the calm before the storm. The storm being… finding out tomorrow what lies beneath this carpeting under my feet.
I’ve been up to my eyeballs in paint here for the past week. This is usually a fun thing for me, but this too has ended up being more work than I had originally thought it would be. Maybe I’m just getting old or out of shape. One thing I am sure of is that all the paint fumes are definitely affecting my mental capabilities. 😉
First up was painting my daughter’s room. But we couldn’t pick out paint colors until she chose some new draperies for the sliding glass door in her room.
These are what were hanging in there…Now although these may be considered somewhat hideous according to today’s home decor trends, they were actually quite fashionable in the 70’s, and I’m going to save some of this fabric. I have no idea what I’ll ever do with it, but you just never know ~ I could come up with something totally unique and amazing to do with it one day. 😀
After shopping until I was dropping, my daughter finally found some lovely draperies. I don’t have a photo of her new drapes yet, but I’m sure I’ll include one in a future post once they get hung up.
So, it was a bit of a fiasco painting my daughter’s room because she didn’t like the blue color that she picked out for her contrasting wall (the rest of the walls are a green tone). So we went back and got a different shade of blue, but she’s not sure she likes that color either. After her carpet and drapes get in there she’s going to see how she likes it, but I have a feeling we (I) may end up just painting that wall the same color as the rest of the room.The color looks worse in this photo than it really is. And yes, yes I do paint in my bare feet. 😀 Just don’t look too closely at them, they’re in terrible need of a pedicure, and I banged my left foot so it’s all puffy and swollen ~ guess I shouldn’t do things in my bare feet huh? 😉
The painting of my room went even worse and I was all up in tears over it. Literally. 😦 My sis came to the rescue, talked me in off the ledge, and helped me re-paint it. Sometimes I wonder what I would ever do without her. ♥ I think I just had a bit of an emotional meltdown because I’ve been working soo hard and I’m exhausted. I’ve put so much work into making my mom’s and my daughter’s rooms nice for them that then when I finally get to my own room only to have it not turn out right, just made me overly emotional. But hey, you might have been overly emotional too if the restful, peaceful, ocean color you picked out ended up being a putrid mint colored version of Pepto Bismol!
The color on my walls now is still not what I was going for ~ it’s more of a gray shade than what I had wanted, but it’s a restful enough color and it’ll do for now. All I know is that I’m not painting this room a 3rd time! I’ll have a better idea of how it’s going to look after this golden carpet gets out of here tomorrow.
Oh hey, it’s tomorrow! I knew I wasn’t going to be able to finish writing this last night. Well… My daughter’s new carpet is in and it looks great!
The carpet installers got to my mom’s at the crack of dawn this morning and I didn’t make it over there until they had nearly finished with my daughter’s room, but my mom snapped this photo of the hardwood floors that are under her carpeting. Sure am glad my daughter wasn’t wanting to try and have wood floors in her room because this looks absolutely horrible … ~
Yep, it’s gonna take quite a bit of continued elbow grease to get all this cleaned and fixed up. And on that I’m in short supply. Makes me tired even contemplating it. Well, it is after midnight as I wrap this up.
Wish me luck…