|See? Rainbow barf. Pillow, couch, green bookshelf in the background. My taste has changed since my first room at college. OUT YOU GO RAINBOW!|
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I have been married for a while now. We're not exactly rich college students. We have only hand-me-down furniture in mis-matched colors. We live in
the Ritz A mansion our own house A dingy apartment with old carpet and, though it makes me sick to say it, an occasional cockroach. I have tried to make do, and then I graduated to dollar store decor in an attempt to tie together all the randomness. Not really working. I am SO OVER the randomness!! Consequently I have found myself knee deep in a project to make my living room look like somewhere a rainbow DIDN'T barf. We really don't have a lot of money, so still no matching furniture. But I was able to find a sheet set I liked to make a kind of slip cover for one of my couches, get rid of the polka-dot curtains, and re-paint a few picture frames. But here is what I have found about doing things on the cheap: it will ALWAYS takes at least twice the effort, it won't really(at least when I do it) look professional and posh, the baby will always be much more interested in my project than his toys, and I have to go back to the craft store lots of times. Still, I am excited about this project. But it's going slow. Between diaper changes and keeping tools and parts out of tiny hands just pinning a sheet to the couch has taken three days. And now I have to put everything on hold to spend the day doing laundry and dishes and packing for a weekend with Grandma. Having a half done room feels worse than having a rainbow puke room! But I am having fun and I am totally in love with the room in my head. Now(and by now I mean Later. Laundry, member?) I just need to figure out something new to put over the window so I don't have tiny neighbor faces peering in all the time.