Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Whole lotta shakin' goin' on

It's been one of those weeks, you know? Lots going on and not much to show for it. Not yet, anyway. Definitely not much knitting going on, much as I wish I had the kind of lifestyle where I could stay home in my pajamas and make beautiful things with luxury yarns all day.

When we got back from Mexico earlier this summer, Phil and I hit what we call the "disgust overload" mark regarding the state of our bedroom. Disgust overload, in case you were wondering, is the point where we can no longer ignore the sad, sorry state of our surroundings, and we are finally shaken out of our collective stupor and go on a massive cleaning, decluttering, or in this case renovating spree.

Our bedroom set is a hand-me-down from Phil's aunt that we brought with us when we moved into our house. It's a stunning black melamine with gold trim ensemble from the go-go eighties (or possibly even from the groovy seventies). We've always hated it, but we took it anyway, figuring it would do "for the time being".

Fast-forward ten years, and it was still there, only with broken trim on my dresser and three drawers that would no longer open or shut. We'd been living like this for quite a while, ignoring how bloody awful the room was, and suddenly Phil just said "That's IT. I can't stand this another minute. We're buying a new bedroom set NOW."

Off we went, and our new, lovely, made in this millennium furniture should be arriving within a few weeks. Which is great, except that we're now stuck in the never-ending spiral of the While-we're-at-it's (in Phil's defense, most of those are my idea).

Don't know what those are? Let me illustrate:

  • "Hey sweetie, while we're at it, why not change the bedspread?" (Check)
  • "I've always hated that emerald green carpet. Why don't we take the opportunity and put in hardwood floors in our room?" (Check)
  • "Hmmm, the paint really doesn't GO with our new bedspread... We need a new colour palette" (Still gotta get on that)
  • "Can we take out the useless ceiling fan and put in a proper light? And get new bedside lamps while we're at it?" (in the works)
  • "You've always hated those horizontal blinds, you know..." (well he DOES!...)
And on, and on, and on....

All that to say that right now our room has a mattress, a lamp, and 20 boxes of hardwood flooring waiting to be installed this weekend. Oh, and we're using my yarn bins as bedside tables.

Happy Knitting Everyone!

10 comments:

Maryse said...

Wow! Big changes! I'm also making a few changes in my bedroom over the next few months (the bed spread will arrive around October). It's fun (although expensive), isn't it? That's why it's important to make all the necessary changes!!! Hope we will see pictures ;-)

kate-the-enabler said...

Damn lucky that you HAVE those yarn bins, now, isn't it? ;)
Very excited about your plans, cannot wait to see results as you go along. We stand ready with sympathetic shoulders, plentiful wine (and guru), and helping hands to assist you in your endeavours.

Alrischa said...

I wish! My hubby's fine with everything except my clutter (his is fine) ...I'd like to change Everything! Have fun :D

Dad said...

I can always count on Kate to make me laugh - 'cause those were my thoughts perzackly!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

We also need to get on a new bedroom set too. Ours is what the Mr. bought with his ex. (YEP!) Though, in my defense, we do have a NEW mattress on the bed.

I hate it because it was his with her. (Over 9 years ago too). One day, one day... we'll get a new one. Though, there's no room for another kid to come cuddle in our bed, so we'll have to get on that soon...

Yarn bins do come in handy... I agree!

Sinéad said...

I am SO like you. What started as moving Alices room turned into total renovation of two rooms that resulted in my woolrobe. :)
Looking forward to seeing your new room!

knitspot anne said...

my complete sympathies, really.
but truth be told, it will feel wonderful when it's done, trust me.

Big Girl Feet said...

Very nice!! I can't wait to see how it turns out!!

birana said...

Changes sometimes are Necesary! We'd like to change our bedroom too(white melamine from my 1st little girl bedroom.. so 1987, but stil in good condition) But we finally invested in a baby room ;)

Jennifer said...

Careful...it's a slippery slope from reno to reno...one minute you're buying a bedroom set, the next you're building an extension for inlaws to move in...