Sunday, September 13, 2009

The ugly side of decorating

It may look like an F5 tornado hit my house, but this is called the ugly side of redecorating. Yes, I am crazy like that...I will show you my home amidst a vast array of disorganization, clutter and utter chaos. Just to let you know, I am a complete mess with my house looking like this. I am not a total neat freak, but I can't stand clutter. It makes me nauseous and gives me a little twitch in my right eye.

Yes, that is my precious T in the background with paint roller in hand just hoping that he can actually see football from the BACK of the t.v...hey honey, technology ain't quite there yet. By the way...paint the fireplace or not? I say yes (it feels as though it is slapping you in the face with it's not-so-pretty orangy-red hue), but I don't know if I can make that kind of commitment (more on my fear of commitment later in the post).
At this point, I feel like I am having an out of body experience. I simply cannot handle the wreckage...there goest that darn twitch!
On a happier and more sane note, the kitchen is painted. The color is Hubbell House Clayo. It looks more like melted chocolate to me. Yeah, just what I need in the kitchen, something to remind me of chocolate.

On a side note, I am trying to figure out how to declutter my counter tops. I need most of what is up there on a daily basis, but I simply can't stand to have that much stuff in plain sight.
P.S. Yes, I know that there is a big ugly white fridge in the middle of my kitchen. It does not match the rest of my stainless, but it is functional (well, kind of... the ice maker doesn't work) and I don't just have $2500 sitting around to replace an almost totally functional fridge. If the Fridge Fairy does exists, maybe she will pay me a visit, but I am not holding my breath.
So, we are still knee deep in fabric in Casa de Moore, but I can see the light at the end of this very long tunnel. The paint is now completed (thanks to lots of "This is the last time I am painting the living room and kitchen" from T...thanks for your enthusiasm) and the curtains are hung but are still to be hemmed. 3 of 6 pillows have zippers and the other three are here
waiting to be finished. Then, after all of it is completed, I still have to figure out what to put on these bare walls. I am the Queen of Indecisiveness...yes, you may bow. I am contemplating a bunch of family photos, and maybe a mirror from Lowe's from my new boyfriends, Allen and Roth (see previous post), although they might actually be each other's boyfriends...but I digress.
Once I get things completed, I will post some pictures and then see if I can get some opinions from my blogging peeps.
Okay, enough rambling...I am tired, stressed and hungry...maybe I'll go in the kitchen and have some chocolate..DARN YOU HUBBELL HOUSE CLAYO!!!

5 brilliant things my peeps said about this:

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

LOVE That color!!! It looks great, Jen!

I want to see the pillows.....I think I caught a glimpse of some on your FB page...they are gorgeous!

You are the sewing diva!

Hi-d-Ho said...

You are so talented. will you help me? I have no money, no decorating skills, have no idea where to begin, but i want a beautifully decorated space like yours! You are a diva!

Frugal Felicia said...

I got my stainless fridge (side by side) with water/ice dispenser from Lowes clearanced to $900.

Ali said...

Hey girlie! Cute! I say bite the bullet and paint the fireplace! If Chris would let me I would be all over painting my tile around mine...but it will not stay this way for long anyway. It will be stoned later. So, for now-at least our wall around the fireplace is black, black? Yes, looks really good. :)
Can't wait to see more. Wish we lived closer together-we could inspire each other on this decorating thing... :)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I love that color!!!! I know how changing things up for the better sometimes takes us through a rough stage. It all looks great!