Wednesday, January 20, 2010

step one: paint

today i watched a little "take this house and sell it". we are so candidate material for any of those makeover shows. our living room/dining room is "cappuccino" - classic "sell" colour. we have barely anything on the walls because we've been planning on painting since we moved in...4 and a half years ago. we have white ektorp couches...well, dull white. three year old white. our coffee table/side tables are from superstore. my attempt at a little colour was red, five years ago. two sad red curtains and red lamp shades that tim hates. and i've come to dislike as well. all this said, all the W network makeover shows are for the "greater toronto area" anyways. they're missing out.

i watch a lot of decorating shows. i read a lot of similar blogs. it's not like i can't figure out what would look good in our living room. but it's so low on the priority costs. is there ever a good time to buy new couch slipcovers? or curtains? augh. but every so often, tim will make a comment about how ugly our place is and i freak out because i feel like he's saying i can't decorate. i CAN decorate - it just takes a little money. i think i have this block because i want to make it all over at once. really, i need to just start and go piece by piece.

today i got sick of the blank walls and the cappuccino. so i taped all the doors and floorboards with painters tape. and i will be buying the paint tomorrow. maybe this weekend it will get going...

4 comments:

ashlee said...

can't wait to see it...i think we need some before and after pics :)

theRachel said...

Hey, that Judy lady is also pretty handy. Jaime isn't too shabby either - I recommend enlisting their help with your decorating stuff.

Under His Wings said...

ooo - I love other people's reno projects ( no mess for me you see!) What color will your new walls be?

Bec Shulba said...

grey...