The Bug...............

Ok -- the Christmas decorations are slowly finding their way back to the attic. It is gloomy and gray outside. It is time for me to get ........... The Bug.

Yep! Every year, right after New Year's, I get the decorating bug. I come by it naturally. I won an Ethan Allen decorating contest almost 40 years ago. I've sold custom draperies, floor coverings, furniture and designed kitchens. I take waaay too many design magazines and I still have the recording of a speech that Mark Hampton gave in Chicago 20 years ago. I'm a bit of an addict!

But, as many of you know, Honey and I suffer from "medical-bill-hell" so no trips to the Mart to peruse Harden's or Baker's latest collection. No custom furniture -- no expensive rugs -- no designer fabrics or Scalamandre' trim. Nope!!! I am going to be cheap and creative........... I hope. No -- I will be cheap. I hope I am creative.

So the first step --- cover my walls in paint samples. As you can above -- my wall is already a sage green. 90% of the samples there are various shades of sage green. And the creams and the whites .......... one of those will be trim. The last time I did that -- I covered my bathroom walls with robins-egg blue samples. Then painted the bath a deep barn red! Obviously, that didn't do any good!

So I will look ................. and debate .............. and move the samples to another wall.............. and look .............. and debate.

And Spring will come ................... and 6000 annuals will arrive on my porch, demanding immediate attention.

And I still won't have made a decision on color.

But I will have accomplished my goal...................... I was cheap.

Comments

girlwithasword said…
Clink, I need to hire you. I have ZERO decorating skills. less than zero. So my living room walls are white with NOTHING on them. I bet that would make you crazy!!!! :) I'll be anxiously watching to see what you choose to do.....
clink said…
Uhh -- yea. It would. My whole decorating philosophy has been ... When in doubt, hang it on the wall. So I have weird stuff hanging up.

Gigantic levels, spoons, plastic clothes pins shaped like cats and dogs. Weird stuff -- I know.

Note though, Meredith Corp hasn't been to my house for a photo shoot! Obviously, I am so out of style -- its not funny!
girlwithasword said…
My mom decorates just like you. you should see her house! antique washboards, irons, muffin pans, decorative trivets, funky mirrors, bowls, baskets - if she likes it, it goes on the wall!!! I think it's a cozy and interesting look. :)

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