11/13/07

Oh, Dear.

So I went to Lowe's with my friend to buy plantation blinds for my living room and *kind of* come back with almost $400 worth of stuff.

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(No, I did not buy a man. I already had that one. Look behind he couch.)

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My ultimate scheme is to get one more three drawer unit and one more two door/one drawer unit and have five units of alternating types along that whole wall. Then build bookshelves to install on top that will be flanking the painting on each side and have a top that runs all the way across.

Who could have a problem with such a glorious scheme in home improvement and organization? Not to mention the over $250 I saved? Apparently my husband. He has this insane notion that earmarked funds should be only used to buy the HDTV that they are earmarked for.

I tried to explain to him that we'd be even further from our goal if the disorganization, clutter and takeover of our home by large plastic objects in primary colors caused me to snap and pull a Milton (If I have to pick up this toy one more time I think I'll just set the building on fire. Have you seen my stapler?.)

I think this argument might get me further if I hadn't brought this all home at 8:30 and those photos weren't finally taken till around 2:00 a.m. But really! He didn't have to leave for work until eight.

As for the windows that needed the blinds that started it all?
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Yup, you guessed it.

3 comments:

Christa said...

I love those cabinets! It definitely organized the place a great deal. I also LOVE those windows.. they'll be alright a little longer without the blinds.

Leah said...

Well, the behind the couch area looks fantastic! He'll come around. Honestly, I seriously cracked up about the "I did not buy a man" because my eyes weren't focusing on any other differences at first and it was seriously funny.

The windows a pretty (even without blinds...)

Rebecca said...

Mwaha! Pull a Milton! I'm SO going to use that one. I love Office Space!