Saturday, December 4, 2010

It's That Time of Year Again...

...It's the beginning of December and it's time to put up the Christmas tree and the decorations, but guess what?  I haven't done any of that yet.

It's also, for the second year in a row, the time of year that I take on a colossal time-consuming, messy and disruptive project.  Why, yes it is.

Remember last year...the Decrapification Challenge?  Well, this year, it's the Repaint the House Challenge. 

So, I called the painters and invited them over.  Initially, I was thinking that we could go ahead and decorate the tree and I would just wait until after Christmas to do the living room.  I then decided, since it was still November (at that point), they could start with the living room, and then it would be finished and I could go ahead and decorate and it wouldn't be an issue.  I also had it in my head that they would come, paint an area, go away for a day or two and I would have time to get things put together before they returned to do a different area.  That was not their vision.  They came Monday and left yesterday.  They painted the whole downstairs except for the kitchen.  Currently, the kitchen is wallpapered, and I was thinking that I would just leave it alone.  I took a good look at it and realized that it is really looking a little worn. After the first of the year, the painters will return to paint the upstairs, as well as strip the kitchen wallpaper, texture, paint and glaze the walls. 

Now that they are gone, I am glad that they came, got the work done and left...in a week.  I was pretty much standing on my last nerve with the mess around me by the middle of the week.

Oh, and remember that living room that was painted first; so, I could get the tree up???

















That's how it still looks this morning.

MK out.

5 comments:

Vicki Designs (Schnorkiemom) said...

Oh, Darlin' I feel your pain. If I had some "straighten up and decorate gnomes" I'd send them right up to you. Hang in there!

Merry Karma said...

Thanks Vicki. :)

Brenda said...

Oh goodness I feel for you. Very overwhelming. Hope you can sort it out and find some merry time

Always Alice said...

Maybe Santa will show and set everything to rights for you? If I was closer I would take you out for a cup of coffee and we could just sit and 'talk about it'...wouldn't help put things to right but would be a nice break...

Merry Karma said...

Thank you Y'all. Your words mean a lot! :)