July 15, 2011

Blogger Bloopers with Shelley from the House of Smiths

Today we have Shelley from the House of Smiths.  Shelley has an amazing eye for design and when you visit her blog you'll always be awed by lovely pictures of her beautiful home.  I've met her in person a couple of times and she is entertaining, animated, and crazy about her family.  Welcome Shelley!

Baby Room Momma Drama

Okay, so first off let me say... I LOVE the idea of project blooper guest posts! ha!  it's been so funny reading through peoples posts, knowing that NOBODY get's it right ALL the time :)
GREAT idea Cheri!

Well, Cason and I have had quite our share of bloopers while remodeling our little house, but probably none as unforgettable as "THE WALL OF HORROR!"
yes, I'm being deliriously dramatic :)

Here's the breakdown of this crazy ride we like to call...
"Our three year old's room makeover gone wrong"
This poor little room has officially had MORE primer and paint colors than ANY other room in our entire home... times 3.  One very sunny afternoon I felt super motivated and painted our youngest's bedroom. It went from this...

To this...
What?  You can't tell a difference??? lol.  No worries. That's kinda what Cason said when he saw it too.

You would think that spending almost all day taping off and painting a room, that only winded up being a SMIDGE lighter would qualify enough to be a fail, right?  Nope... it only get's better worse.
I had this brilliant idea to find a color that matched exactly with the color of her dust ruffle and euro sham on her bed, and paint one wall this "beautiful" dark pink color and then finish up with some trim work!

Please note the color of the polkadot sham on her bed.
I knew it was a DARK pink, but I wasn't scared!
I bought the paint, and was on my way.
I actually PAINTED it.
I'm NOT joking you... I felt like I had just MURDERED this poor wall, in my baby's room. It was GLOWING into the HALLWAY it was SO bright... literally!
I could HARDLY bare to leave it for the couple of hours that it existed. And felt like every time I walked down the hall the Jaw's theme song should have been playing, as I approached her room... and it's new... "glow"
See for yourself...
duh dun...
duh dun...
duh dun


It's funny now, but I'll be honest... When Cason came home from work...
*get ready for a REAL home improvement moment and blogger blooper*
I cried.
Yup. I totally just broke down and cried.
I had been painting ALL day, had even convinced my hubby it was going to be "SO CUTE"... My body hurt, and now I HATED everything!
The poor guy, who hates painting, like I hate laundry... grabbed a roller and the 5 gallon bucket of primmer (yes, we have a 5 gallon bucket... don't judge, please)
and got to work.
Really... I love him.
He didn't say "I told you so" and didn't laugh at me, or get mad because I had wasted $28 bucks on a gallon of crazy dark pink paint, he just... primmed.

Moral of the story... (besides the fact that walls shouldn't be painted magenta pink..)
Nobody's perfect
Everyone has bloopers
And as long as you can learn from them...
but still keep the drive to continue moving forward, creatively, then it's gonna be aaaaaall right.
Thank you Cheri for having me.  It was blooper-ific!

Thanks for joining us Shelley!  I bet a lot of us have done that before.  My husband died one day when he came home and our family room was almost glow-in-the-dark yellow.  That one lasted only one day :)  Thank you all for stopping by.


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