Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Still Painting

Well, painting resumed again today. I am not finished yet. Once the wall colors started changing, so did my views on what type of light fixture I needed. And of course, new curtains. This meant a trip to Lowes and Wal-Mart. I had picked up a booklet from the lighting area a few weeks ago, but I never thought I would actually purchase one of the featured items. I am partial to the ones with shades that face down instead of up. Curtains were my next stop. I thought Wal-Mart would be the least expensive place to find what I had in mind. I am still debating that one. As a matter of fact, I am peeved a little about this. Have you noticed how manufacturers are taking advantage of us? I started noticing a few years ago how what normally was included with your purchase, is now additional. An example of this is when we purchased our new, electric stove. The cord was a separate purchase! I could not believe this. Printers. Printers use to come with the ink cartridges, now, they are separate also! What is this about?

Okay, back to the curtains. Once upon a time, two panels were included in the package. I found out one panel per package is the norm now, without a reduction in price! Don't you know, the ones I wanted wanted just happened to be the most expensive. I stood in the aisle calculating what I could live without this week and finally decided to make the purchase. The manufacturer had won again! Arrgghhh!

I didn't know when I started this, that I would be making so many changes. I only wanted to paint. I am exhausted! I have been working almost non-stop on this as well as my other "chores." You know, the cleaning, cooking, laundry, and all the other wonderful tasks that eagerly await my attention. It seems as if there is a never ending list. I have popped in and out to check on my fellow bloggers. I haven't gotten around to commenting on most of them, but I hope to soon.


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sara said...

you need a spam catcher. and where oh where are the pictures?

lady of value said...

So true! When we started renovations on our bedroom, all we wanted to do was lay new carpet! But then we painted, then hubby built me a closet! I live in an old house and it does not have closets. I am in closet heaven!! We choose a cool color for our room, "perfect mint" is the name on the can.

Debbie said...

blogger doesn't have the spam filter, yet. That's the first time that has happened.
I haven't taken any pictures yet *sigh* I guess it will be the finished room pic, unless I get some later tonight. I am soon to go in there and move something else around!

I hope to get a new closet soon. The one I have now is too small. Hubs moved his stuff out! lol....that's a post within itself.

shortybear said...

I bet everything will look beautiful when you are finished my sweet friend.

Beth said...

LOL Isn't that always the case - try to do one small improvement and end up re-doing a room! LOL That's why I'm afraid to paint the vanity in the bathroom. It could go from a $5 can of paint to a $100+ project WAY too quickly!

If you can manage it, I'd really like to see pics too! ;)