Painting over the Messy

>> Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I have some major faults, not being a very organized person nor having the strongest drive for neatness to name a few. Like my friend says…I’m a messy, normally I’d take great offence to being called a messy, but she is one to…so I’ll let it slide. Plus it’s the truth, what can I say.

I beat myself up all the time, I just never seem to be enough…

I’m Messy, but not messy enough to make it on “Clean House.”

I’m Fat, but not fat enough to make it on “The Biggest Loser.”

I’m not the best parent, but not bad enough to get on “Super Nanny.”

I’m on my own.

So to make me feel better, I’m going to paint. 5 years of baby gates, kids and neglect have turned my walls nasty.  Not the best color for a home.

Here’s the problem though, my husband is thrifty.

I came home with some paint samples and hubby starts in with…

“Are all them paint swatches free?”

“Where are you getting the money for the paint?”

“We have all that paint in the garage, just use that up.” (from 5 years ago!!)

See what I mean… cheep redneck thrifty.

 It makes me feel better that I’m not the only one dealing with a thrifty hubby; I’ve read about another blogging Michelle, she has some of the same issues.

Knowing my hubby, I was one step ahead of him…see honey I’m going to sell some of our old crap our lightly used things at a yard sale and use that money on home improvements.

Or maybe I could just get enough free paint swatches to cover the walls?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to get all down on my hubby; he did try and be helpful with this other suggestion.

“How a bout using that 5 gal bucket of left over exterior trim paint to paint the living room, you picked out that color.”

Naw...thanks tho.  How a bout ...
lets just sell the paint at the crap yard sale....
or I could use all the paint to lift and burn off some fat...
or I could just beat the kids with it when they write on the walls??  

What?!...Bad idea?


Bossy Betty May 25, 2010 at 6:35 PM  

Tell the man that paint is CHEAP compared to all the other things you could do in the home improvement arena!!

Rachel May 25, 2010 at 7:45 PM  

Keep going back and checking out the OOPS paints. I got 2 gallon pails of paint -- in a fabulous color -- at Lowes for only $5 each. I've been known to stock up there. Now, that being said, there are some pretty bad versions of OOPS paints on the shelf.

Love the colors that you chose.

found you via theblogfrog

Marlene May 25, 2010 at 8:51 PM  

I say you take all that leftover paint in the garage and fill his shampoo bottles with it. That's what I'd say! ;)

Michelle May 26, 2010 at 10:36 AM  

BAHAHAHAHA!!! I love the paint swatch idea. Just think how colorful your walls would be with all the different colored squares! Or you could mix all the paint to get a different color all together! Or, I like Marlene's idea too! You could go for a complete crayon proof paint by melting all the crayons and using that to paint with! Uh... I don't think I'm being helpful anymore. I'll shut up and enjoy my 85 degree weather now.

Andrea May 30, 2010 at 3:38 PM  

I am in your blog!!!! I am the friend who called you a messy! And yes so am I! I say tell your hubby that I got a new house to help with the messy issue...more room can help. I am sure he'll opt for a new paint opposed to a new house, much cheeper! :) Love ya friend!

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