Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Shattered Ambition

So, when I moved into my new place, I was super excited about all the decorating and painting and unpacking and arranging of furniture. I went out the weekened after I moved in and bought my paint.

The living room is going to be Sea Urchin 6 (a very light greeny colour, for those of you too lazy to click) on three of the walls, and Spainsh Serenade 1 (a dark purpley colour) on the wall that faces the couch. I've got the purple couch and the white chair, so the trim will be white and it'll look super. It'll be very modern and calming.

My bedroom is going to be Waterlily Blush 3 (a dusty rose sort of colour). The furniture is all going to be white, as is the trim. It's going to be very pretty and girly.

The hallway is Rum Caramel 4 (a warm taupe-y colour), which is very warm and inviting without being too blah and neutral. Again, the trim will be white.

So, I buy the paint for the walls, and for the trim (Brilliant White in Eggshell). And I paint two thirds of the hallway.

That was about a month ago.

I've done no painting since. In fact, the thought of doing any painting makes me so tired and exhausted that I want to lie down and have a nap right here.

I know I should just get it done, and I'll be so happy because it will look so good and I'll be so glad it's done.

But, apparently, I am just that lazy. I'm hiring a painter. To be fair, he's a friend of Buffy's so it's not like I'm getting in quotes and having contractors and all the whatnot. But still. I am going to pay someone to paint my house because I am too lazy. I am shamed.

(But I bet it's going to look even better. I mean, he's a professional. I'm a mere amateur! I'm sure he'll do much better work. And probably won't get tired and sulky and sit down with a cup of tea and an episode of Scrubs when he should be working. And now I can say things like "Oh yes, my painter recommended I do .... you know, something involving paint" and impress people with my grown-up-ness.)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aw, I love painting. I bet I could've beat his quote. You provide the beer and pizza after, I paint your house nice, lady...

B.

kobrinsky said...

Don't ever feel bad for hiring a painter. You're a working girl. Working girls work. You need to save your spare time for much more exciting adventures like episodes of awesome N. American T.V.

Janice said...

Hi Alice,

Oh, don't be so hard on yourself! One of the things on being an adult that makes her own living and buys your own loft; is that you can change your mind when a project becomes too big, and then you can hire some to finish it for you.

Janice~

Brad said...

The Menonites would not approve of your colour choices or shoddy work ethic. But if they can't see the appeal of Sea Urchin 6, Spainsh Serenade 1, Waterlily Blush 3 and Rum Caramel 4 then they are clearly crazy -- and therefore their whole "work ethic" philosophy is probably crazy too. You're better off getting others to do this for you and keep your sense of colour and style intact.