Saturday, July 12, 2008

On someone else's blog...

I was on PW the other day and scanned through some of her hundreds of comments. Did you read that? Hundreds. I am stoked to get more than 1 comment. Actually, 1 comment is better than nothing. Anyway, I regress. I was scanning the comments and saw one that had a link to a decorating blog. I popped over to it (I can now pop anywhere on the internet because I am flying with high speed) and loved reading this site.

The decorator, Christine, says that she answers design questions that people email her, so I thought, hey why not? I sent her a picture of my struggling living room. I am currently trying to redecorate. My furniture is literally in the middle of the room as I wait to paint. So, she responded to MY questions and gave me a whole long list of things to try. Check it out, my living room picture is on her blog!

I can't arrange my furniture like she suggested because the couch would catch fire against the fireplace, but I am going to try her other suggestions. I don't know how in the world I am going to convince my husband that I should paint the couch red. Any conversation that starts with, "Honey, I am thinking of painting _____ red," does not go well. It's not that he is a nasty, mean husband. He just doesn't care for red in decorating.... or in clothing he has to wear.... or in cars he has to drive.... He is actually a wonderful, fantastic husband. I'll play to his strong suits: "Honey, instead of bugging you about buying a new couch that is not in the budget, I am thinking of painting our 35 year old hand-me-down couch that was free and we don't even like.... um, red."

6 comments:

Cathy said...

That is really cool! I read all her suggestions. I think they're great. Although, is she really saying that you should paint the couch? I read it and re-read it and I'm thinking she was talking about the general pallet of the room. She also mentioned painting the legs of the couch. I don't think she meant the fabric, but I could be totally wrong. I love the rug too and the idea of pulling all the furniture into the center of the room. Really fun stuff!

pennyf said...

What fun suggestions! You'll have to post a photo of what you end up doing. I'll be curious now! That rug was cool!

Aly sun said...

Cathy,

Yes, she was referring to painting the couch. The frame is wooden. It is one of those wood frame relics from the 70s. It is a hand-me-down from my grandparents, then to my parents, then to us.

My not red loving husband said, "no way are you painting our couch red." I think it would be a little much myself. But her other ideas are really good. I will post after pics when I get it all done, next year at this rate.

Kelly said...

At least you can have red blog layout, really cute! Can't see to see what your livingroom looks like!

Grandma Sherri said...

Hey, its only 32 years old!! Amazing it still looks pretty good.It would be hard work to paint but us red lovers think it would look great (if we can get past the sin of painting solid oak!)Don't have time to look at her other suggestions now, but I will, grandma Bonnie said it was real interesting.

Kelly said...

PICTURES OF YOUR SATURDAY PAINT JOB! I have nothing else to do but wait for your new posts :) pa.thet.ic. I know.