I can’t think of anything funny to say. I’m hoping something comes out during my word vomit here, because I’m starting to worry about myself!
Things are moving right along with the house. Our inspections are getting done, still waiting to hear if they’re going to clean the pool they nastied up with the grass clippings, and picking paint has been a disaster. I find all these colors I LOVE, and I find coordinating colors (I think!) that I want to use, but what do you use it on? And how do I know if I’m picking the right color? Do I want a stone more than I want a yellow-ish hue? I’m going for the old adobe look, except for the fact that the walls are sheetrock and not plaster, and I can’t decide which color is not too light so that you can’t tell what I’m going for, and not too dark so you feel like the place is closing in on you. I need an interior design goddess to visit me, and fast!
And then there’s the matter of the appliances. I’ve picked my fridge, for reals this time, but the washer & dryer are making me crazy! I know I want front loaders. I know I don’t want them to cost more than $1500 including tax for the pair. And they can’t be ugly, and the washer has to be at least 4 cu. ft. and dryer 7 cu. ft. I narrowed down the ones I like to a GE set, a Bosch Nexxt set, and a Whirlpool Duet set. It’s the fitting in my price range I’m running into trouble with. And I don’t know what it is, but last time I tried this I could find all kinds of discounts everywhere and now I can’t find any!
And I hate picking out the paint. It’s so permanent. What if I start painting and go “OH CRAP!! It’s too ___!!!” and then I’m stuck until we can afford to repaint! I just want to pick all the colors I love and have the paint fairy pick out what the perfect combination of it all is. Is that too much to ask? No. I didn’t think so, either.
Back to the paint, how do you know if you have the right color? And what is better, soft gloss or semi-gloss? Believe it or not, there is a difference. I want whatever I can scrub without redistributing color and dying my Magic Eraser the same color as the walls. And whoever said that you can scrub Flat paint is a big, fat liar.
(Have you ever seen that movie, btw? “Big Fat Liar” ? It’s what made me fall in love with Paul Giamatti.)
I wanted to let B & S pick out coordinating colors for their room since they will be sharing (yes, you heard right, the house is 4 bedrooms and my kids still have to share a room. DON’T ASK), but that is proving difficult since they don’t have matching bedding. I feel bad because I told them they could help pick, but now I’ve decided that I’m just going to pick one color that goes with both their bed covers.
Before I close today, I’d like to know if anyone has any advice on painting. I know I haven’t really talked about it much, but I have some concerns and if you have any ideas on how to help me pick out color without needing to refill my Valium prescription, I’d appreciate you sharing. Also, Come to our Painting Party!! It’s Saturday, November 22nd at my new house, from 9 a.m. until whenever you have to leave. We’ll have snacks and pizza for lunch. I’d like to promise cold drinks, but that will all depend on the date we actually close and if I can get the fridge in before then. But we’ll need to paint behind the fridge, so maybe I’ll just have a cooler of ice. Whatever. We will take care of you. Just come and paint and make me less neurotic already, ok???