Wednesday, September 05, 2007

She Can Roll with the Punches Long as She Feels Like She's in Control

Operation De-Poopify the House is underway.

My house is way too brown. Or, at least, the living room is.

Now, if you went and looked at the pictures, please note the big massive wardrobe is back in the entry room and the entry room has been painted a mossy green. Oh, and those brown end tables are on either side of the couch.

This weekend I bought seven yards of pretty fabric to replace my hideous drapes. Good gravy, someone liked depressing drapes, didn't they?


Whew, that's gonna be so much better when completed.

I have lots of ironing to do, obviously. And I have to figure out which sheet to use for the backing or if I need to purchase something else (please, sweet baby universe, let a thrifted sheet be long enough, amen).

Also? Me thinks I need to take new pix of the room. Those are way out dated.

And also? We need to have a vote -- I think I want to tear down this flower arrangement thingy that was left by the last owner, over seven years ago. It's been bothering me for... oh, since we moved in.

Hey, if "Capello" doesn't stand for "productive" and "on the ball" and "making her house her home immediately after purchasing it" I don't know what does.

31 comments:

oilclothjunkie said...

uh, yeah, I'd get rid of the fake flowers especially since they won't go with your beautiful new curtains.

laeroport said...

Oh, yes! Rip it down! Pretty drapes! They are so going to make your tv cabinet pop - and brighten up the room.

Angelina said...

I love the new drape fabric. You know, I do think the pom poms on the valance of the old drapes is pretty nice though.

You make me want to do a sewing project too. I think I will.

Rachel said...

um...please tear down those flowers.

loving the new drapery material!h

ks said...

Can you say 1985? DUMP the dustcatcher & find some interesting iron scrollwork thingy at kirklands or yard sale - fabu fabric for the new curtains - thrifted sheet may not be long enough (experience talking) - go ahead & spring for real lining - (don't forget to print hobby lobby discount coupon before you go)

monica said...

I'd tear it down. yes definitively.

pretty fabric by the way.

Chara Michele said...

I totally agree about ripping down the fake flower arrangement!

Oh my goodness I love that fabric for your new curtains! Absolutely gorgeous!

kristi said...

You'll never beat me for making-a-house-my-own-immediately. I just pulled a big hunk of wallpaper off my kitchen wall, only 4 years after moving in. I don't know why it's so hard to get started on these things.

BTW, I like the cheery red fabric. It doesn't remind me of poop at all.

nuttnbunny said...

Hey! Just found out that anheuser busch has come out with a gluten-free beer!! no kidding!!!

Alicia A. said...

Yeah. Ditch the fake flowers.

The red fabric is great!

Dawn said...

TAKE THOSE FLOWERS DOWN!!! oh and I love the fabric!;)

Renee said...

I love the fabric. That will liven (sp?) it up a lot. My living room is brown, brown, brown too.

Ali said...

Death to the flowers.

And love the new curtains.

lera said...

I'm surprised that the flowers are making you guys have allergies, even if they are fake. They've been hanging around long enough. It's time to say good-bye.

I really can't wait to see your curtains. That is some pretty fabric.

Wendy said...

I think it's about unanimous, the flowers must go. Stuff like that is only good for collecting dust. And it's ugly. And you don't seem to like it (most important reason.)

kirsty said...

Definitely ditch the flowers!! The new fabric is beeoootiful. Love it!

Chickenbells said...

Damn...those drapes are something else...I'm thinking that they could at least double as trapezes for when the circus comes to town!

Sorry...and with that flower art in there as well...

Whoo-ee! I love the new drape fabric, and I think it's good you waited to re-do, cause I painted my living room green when I moved in, and hated it...for like 4 years...then I painted it brown and it's so much better! Cheers to girls who are on the ball!! sigh.

blop said...

Fabric is fab...flowers are f....d!
You go girl...mojitos for everyone!!!

erin said...

that new fabric is gorgeous. just gorgeous. and goodbye flowers.

Heidijayhawk said...

you must dispose of those flowers immediately if not sooner. maybe 3 embroidery hoops with some amazing fabric in them? to compliment the drapes!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

that is way cool fabric! Can't wait to see them.
Yes, rip that thing down! NOW!

gwendomama said...

flowers be gone. you suck.

robiewankenobie said...

you ::think:: you should tear them down? my dear, those flowers are about to send me into convulsions.

cheryl said...

oh I can relate. We have hideous - ugly - horrid shit brown carpet that I have hated from day one. we are FINALLY putting in new floors. 5 years later. pathetic.

TinkerBlue said...

Love the curtains. Get rid of the flowery thing.

Hyena In Petticoats said...

Ditch those flowers, Lady!
That curtain fabric is great, and it will go really well with the tv cabinet.....

I'd be all tearing up the carpet already, but I dunno if you're ready for floorboard trauma.....

Oooohhhh.... hardwood floors, pretty red cutains, maybe a nice pale eggshell colour on the walls.....

nice.

Good luck!
xxx

hazeljoy said...

get rid of it, get rid of it now. please.
it offends my tired eyes after 1 little look. how the hell have you managed with it for so long?
horrid thought - what if it's covering something...

ps. i've just read everyone else's comments to see if my words were too harsh, but, my we all sound like we should be marching on your house carrying pitchforks and burning torches to oust the flower thing as if it were dracula

Toni said...

I vote to nix the arrangement. It's had a good life, put it to rest :)

Your new drapes are going to be soooo pretty! What difference they will make. Have fun!

futuregirl said...

I totally vote to off the flower thing.

amy h said...

I love the red fabric! I hate to even mention the idea of another collection for your house, considering the, um, hoarding issues. :) BUT I think some red transferware would look really pretty hanging on the walls with the new curtains. I love red and white (which you wouldn't know by my almost entirely blue and green house).

happy zombie said...

Take the floral arrangement thingy down, wrap it up fancy and pretty, and send it to someone you hate with a note, "I saw this and thought of you... can't wait to see how it looks hanging in your house". Don't sign it of course... and hopefully the recipient will hang it out of guilt and fear! Moooo ahhh haaa haaa.