Ok...so maybe I wasn't celebrating all that time. You know how that goes. Well....not you really dedicated bloggers....you guys don't miss a beat. Like a paper route...the paper always gets delivered.
For me it goes like this...after 2 days I think "oh I can go one more day..." and then so on and so on........
Next thing I know it has been 9 days. WHAT????? I can hardly believe it myself. But I knew y'all were in good hands because you have plenty of blogs to read out there.
I don't even know what has been going on in "blogland" Like is emerald green still hot? Everyone still into wallpaper???? Sunburst mirrors are out?
After I write this post then I must take a look around and see what I have been missing.
Yes...it is official. I am 60. And all of your sweet comments that went something like this.....
that bitch is old "Oh girl...your not old!".....or she must have photoshopped her picture "You still look good!"
I really appreciate your effort to be kind.
So enough about that.
What did I do my birthday week. Painted and decorated. Yup.......see what you have to look forward to? Even when you are my age you will still have the sickness.
I got the chalk paint out the first day. This furniture came with the place when we bought it. Ugly right?
I know what you are thinking...how in God's name have I not painted it before now [7 years]. Well.....notice the leather accents?
Why oh why did they have to be there. Now in my defense when we are here most often other people are with us and I can't just go and tear the room up.....
I wasn't raised in a barn.
This time it was just my husband and I.
Let the games begin.
So I painted......and painted...and painted. Practically 3 coats. I could not figure out what to do with the leather straps so I just put them back on.
I was spent people. I figured that I would give them a rental season and see how they weathered.
They were not easy to paint.
My friend was down there redoing her bedroom so she gave me her castoffs.......the curtains, the rug and some white Pottery Barn shams. So now the room went from this:
And yes....don't you hate when builders just throw a window on a wall. For the record it irritates the living crap out of me. Is it too much to ask to center the darn thing????
I spent the least amount of money I could. Those pictures came with the place ....I did manage to find the pillows at World Market [friends and family discount weekend}, and the lamp at Marshalls, along with navy bedskirts.
The I got a wild hair.....OH YES I DID.
Let me remind you that I was at the beach and everyday looked like this....
Where was I?????
Painting a bedroom white.
It has been years since I actually painted anything other than a piece of furniture.
What. Was. I. Thinking.
I will admit now that I was extremely
crazy over ambitious.
I googled the best "paint and primer in one". Home Depot. Really. Cause I HATE Home Depot paint. But OK.....one coat and you are done.
That is a lie.
More like 2 and a half coats and every last ounce of my patience.
Reused pillow shams from other room....and again...Jan's castoffs.
I did find the cutest bathroom rug.
All of the stores are about 25 miles away...so there was a lot of driving in between coats.
So OK....neither one is ready for the cover of a magazine or anything.....but they look so much better. I could not paint the bathroom. I just did not have it in me. Next trip.
I wanted to paint the headboards.....but again....just say no.
I need to replace the art...you know...paint my own. It would be a heck of a lot better than what is there...
Oh yea...I did manage to have a pretty sizable meltdown while I was there. Scared my husband so bad...he had to take a nap. I was trying to hang a curtain and ended up with a hole the size of Texas. Followed by screaming, crying, stomping......maybe I threw the broom......maybe I scared my dogs so much that they would not come near me for 2 days.
Who cares. It was my damn birthday week.
I'm back and hopefully regular posting will follow.