I broke out the plastic drop cloths, rollers, brushes and ladder this weekend. I got down and dirty with my 2 gallon no name ceiling paint and the 5 gallons of SW accessible beige that I have stored in the basement. Have I ever mentioned that this house was bathed in a high gloss white?
I moved the furniture, unscrewed the 1970's curtain hardware, spackled, sanded and got busy.
I went from high gloss white to a somewhat deceptive greige. What was supposed to be a warm beige tends to look slightly greige instead. I had to double check my paint can to make sure I actually mixed up the right paint.
Well, I clearly had the right paint. So maybe it is just the fugly green couch I have that is throwing off the room? The couch has me dreaming and salivating over slip covers. That is another issue all together though for a different time.
Once the hardware had come down from the windows, the mister and I headed to lowes to pick up some wood blinds. Being totally naive, I just assumed that you pick out your blinds and someone in a blue smock with the word Lowes written on it would then trim them right up. I was right. That's pretty much how it all went down. Well, except when we actually got home and hung the blinds. That was a different story. What I did not account for was the additional 3 feet in length that my blinds now have. In fact, they are so heavy from the additional length that they cannot be raised.
|please take note of the additional blinds resting on the sill.|
I also failed to consider that we were purchasing white wood blinds that were trimmed and would expose the raw wood. I guess it wouldn't be terrible if that raw exposed wood was not scorched.
I could do without the scorching, the extra 3 feet of length and the almost $200 price tag for my blinds.
It took some arm twisting and convincing my husband to take the blinds down and return them to Lowes but I managed. Those scorched suckers will be making their way back to Lowes this weekend. I will continue to consider my window treatment options since I am not sure that I love the wood blinds so much. Does anyone have suggestions?