Friday, June 10, 2011

Could you do this????

I'll explain what the title means at the end, but first a few other things.  Last night I went to Room and Board here in Atlanta to hear the funny and oh so talented Annette Joseph speak.   So much fun meeting up with some girlfriends [Lisa, Julie, Anisa] and meeting a few new ones also.  AND they had Cami Cakes my fav.  Their red velvet cupcakes are SO good!

CIMG0814.JPG.jpgI took a bad picture so I used hers.

She is hilarious and if styling jobs dry up then she could always go into standup!  By the way....Annette is so photogenic.  I say that because I am not!  Seriously, when people meet me who have only seen pictures of me they always remark how much better I look in person!  So I am glad I am not an actress because if paparazzi were stalking me they would have a heyday and there would be a gazillion really bad pictures of me.  Lucky me, I am not a star.  And there are enough crappy pictures of me as it is :)

So to explain the title, I am off to Scott's as soon as I finish this post.  Yes, I could stay home and start organizing my house because here are a few shots of what it looks like after the furniture was moved back in.

It is a mess.....

Stuff everywhere that is not even unpacked yet.
I admit I am NOT a type A personality...may a B+ or something because most people could not leave this mess to go to a flea market!  Could you?????

One last thing before I go.  Here is my foyer.
Yes.....I am repainting the stripes.  More on that later.  When my husband saw me doing this his reaction was something I have never experienced.   He looked at me and made a noise similar to the sound of cats mating in the middle of the night.  You have all heard that sound....a very low guttural noise that gets louder.  And somewhere in that sound I heard "Nooooooooooo".  It went on for what seemed like an hour.  "What are you doing?"  "Why are you changing it?"  "When will it stop".  Arms flinging all around.  Huffing and puffing.  Spit flying.

Yes, I pushed him right over the edge.  I think it was living in the bedroom for 3 weeks, the white floors......I don't know but he about flipped out.  I just stood there waiting for it to be over and then said "Will you help me tape?"
I can be cruel like that.....and went about my business while he had the meltdown of the decade.  Whew...I am glad I didn't get out a sledge hammer or a really big tool, because I might be sitting beside a hospital bed watching him recover or maybe I WOULD be in the hospital with injuries!

Men...they get upset over the silliest things.  They need to stick to war and world peace....not stripes.

Have a smashing weekend.



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41 comments :

Jessie said...

Sherry, you are so hilarious! You always have the best line. "Men...they get upset over the silliest things. They need to stick to war and world peace....not stripes." These are too funny, they cracked me up!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

I am at work CRACKING UP!!!! You are hilarious lady! Bless your hubby's heart! He should probably prepare himself as I am sure you will have more changes. I can't wait to see how everything turns out!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. DeVore said...

so funny! my husband had a similar reaction when I told him I was painting our office laveder. boys don't get it!

Rene said...

Sherry, I love you for many reasons, but mostly because you actually asked your husband for help during his fit of rage. From one house re-arranger to another GO GIRL! By the way, you should spend the day at Scott's and buy a bunch of stuff while you are at it :)

Happy weekend!

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

That really made me laugh!! I totally agree with you! War and World Peace! :) Everything is looking great!!
~Crystal

eclecticrevisited said...

oh too funny...I'm really appreciating my single status since reading blogs...I can so totally relate..go to Scott's, get all inspired come home, realize you no longer like half of your stuff and go back to Scott's, buy buy buy..and then come home and start putting the house in order...makes sense...

maureen

JaY said...

Oh my! i love this! Glad to see my hubby isn't the only one that gets frustrated with my projects!!

I'd like to say I wouldn't be able to leave my house like this.. but out of sight, out of mind... no?

Kathysue said...

Sherry I am a B+ gal too. I would never pass up a chance to go to Scotts. The rooms will be there when you get back and who knows what you might find at Scotts, it might give you a whole new motivation!!! Not that you need motivating, you seem to be on the move!!! Had to laugh at Hubby's rant. Been there done that, mine doesn't rant it is just a look and the silence that gets to me. He is a quiet guy but he can get his point across with very few meaningful words, Yikes!!! Have fun at Scotts and this will all get done, Remember!! If you can: Enjoy the Process!! Happy weekend, Kathysue

Mary said...

Oh Sherry! The highlight of my day is when you do a new post.
My husband gets mad when I replace furniture. I don't think he cares if I repaint. But he does like to tell people that our house is smaller now then when we bought it because I've repainted so many times.

Katie said...

oh, my. so funny. literally the same exact scene played out in our livingroom last night after i casually mentioned taking down our cafe curtains and using the fabric for pillows for the shop.

have fun at the flea market!

L.Duncan said...

Did someone say Scotts?!?!? Dang, I wann go Sherry! We must plan a meet up there!

And I think your husband and mine are related in some way. I mean, how else would they react the same way to us decorationg over and over?! You ar HILARIOUS!!!

Brilliant Chic said...

I love stripes...so I can't wait to see you what you have up your sleeve!

Privet and Holly said...

I could hear
my own husband's
voice coming out
with something
similar.....
Good luck!
xx Suzanne

martine@martinelouisedesign said...

laughing out loud! I get the same reaction, but you handled it well. Think I need a few more years of practice! Hysterical. I really want to do those stripes in my hallway. Maybe i'll do it when he's traveling for work! lol

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

That is so funny! Guys just don't get that we can't be stopped. It's an illness but the stripes must go up. I would totally leave my house a mess to go to Scotts if I ever had the chance.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Too funny! I really thought you were posting about my hubby!! And YES, YES, I can shut the door very quickly and go to Scott's without a second thought! Who knows what treasures are waiting for me!!
Blessings!!

Cassie Stocker said...

They should really have a support group.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

LMAO!! Oh, how I can relate! Except my husband is the quiet type so it is more facial expressions! Which can be REALLY gnarly!

He should know by now to just "trust" you right?

Can't wait to see it!

Lou Cinda

lizziefitz said...

I SO get this post. Maybe your guy and my guy should go out for a burger and beer sometime? Oh wait, I need him here to do more stuff! Ha:)

My Notting Hill said...

Yes, I'd do the same thing. I'll be in Atlanta for business the week of the 20th - wondering if there are some stores I haven't seen yet. I'll be in Buckhead.

Shera O said...

I hit the pool mid-remodel...so I must be a B+ too ; )

Anonymous said...

www.orchidlanedecor.com

Oh yes I can also relate ... they SO need a support group, LOL!

Suzy xxx

bluehydrangea said...

Yes, going to Scott's is the perfect answer!! And the stripes are fabulous. And isn't now with all your unpacking to do the perfect time to start a project???

Julie said...

Oh--I love it. And so good seeing you! She is hilarious.

Yes, definitely not type A. I love that you can leave it--it's called progress, not perfection!!

Can't wait to see those floors and what you're doing in the entry. I think your honey needs to go grab a beer with Chris. They could vent for hours.

Love,
Julie

lisaroyhandbags said...

I'd definitely be running off to the flea market - and that would come as no surprise to my husband. As for the tantrum, guys just don't get it - but if it had something to do with the garage or man cave, then the roles would be reversed! :)

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Ha, we live to torture our husbands with our constant melding of our homes. My husband nearly lost it when I brought one rug into his office, laid it out, said no, and started to roll it back up. NO!!!!! I love. No, I replied, I can do better. He got quite upset. In the end, when I found the right rug he looked back and knew he should trust me. That didn't last long...Janell

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Haha, this is hilarious Sherry. My husband is the same way with my projects, they definitely don't get it. Your stripes are looking great by the way! I really love the look of stripes in the entry or down a hallway.

Happy weekend.

designchic said...

too funny...loving the stripes!!

AprilDenise said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! Sherry the story about your husband and his reaction was so Hilarious!! I couldn't get through it from laughing so hard!! I don't think I've laughed that hard all week. Bless his heart!!

Cindy said...

so you finally drove him completely out of his mind... ?
ok, so now, on to more important things... can't wait to see how the stripes play into the whole look...

cindy

Lori said...

Love it, Sherry! I can just see him now! I hope he's settled down by now...

Lori
www.lorimayinteriors.com/blog

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Mine has given up. Just shakes his head and grumbles under his breath. I think the fight is finally out of him! Happy organizing!

LiveLikeYou said...
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LiveLikeYou said...

How many times have I not heard that?? That's when I agree with Jonathan Adler's manifesto. Let the women be in charge! Love the stripes!!

Joyce said...

I can vision the whole scene. LOL! Maybe you might have to have a candlelight dinner with his favorite meal. :-)

LLH Designs said...

You are too funny, Sherry. Thanks for a good laugh this morning. I must say...I used to be very type A but am mellowing into a B+. Instead of getting my house in order, I've been taken my girls to the pool. Worth it!

Have a great week!
Linsey

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

You always know how to make me laugh! Enjoy your day!

Debby said...

He will love it when it's all done and be grateful that he has such a creative wife. Besides... stripes are masculine! xo

Splendid Willow said...

Sherry, you are brilliant on so man levels! And your sense of humor and good dose of reality check - + great style !- is exactly what the blog world needs.

It is is good to be back here!

Thank you for your sweet note regarding my Mom and my home. (I have been meaning to pick up the book. Thank you for the reminder).

Warm hugs to and yeah for stripes!

Mon

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, funny lady! Glad you are getting there & making some progress. I'm still looking forward to getting together again. I know you must stay busy, but let's make some time!!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Stripe away my Dear!! Too funny.