Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Speaking of Garage Sales...
I've referred in a few recent blogs to the fact that I've been doing some remodeling. Ahhh, the last room in the house is done. I'm sure all of you homeowners out there will tell me that, therefore, there will be no more expenses. I can just sit back now, and enjoy my house, yes? No more work, no more money...Right? Am I right?
I hadn't known where my sunroom was headed until a few weeks ago, when I got an e-mail from Dana. She mentioned, offhandedly, "there's a garage sale on your street that has a bunch of that 50-60s style furniture we both like; too bad I don't have any room for it."
Cha! Well I had room for it! I had AN ENTIRE room for it, and I raced out of work on my lunch (half) hour to check out the furniture. $100, the sign said. While I looked it over, the lady at the table said, "she said she'd take $80 for the lot."
Ga! Sold! Sold, sold, sold!
I was then faced with blue and brown furniture, an ugly yellow room, and drab, brown indoor-outdoor carpeting, in my final room. Time to take the bull by the horns. Some paint, some new carpeting, and everything's fallen into place. Here's my new and improved sunroom, with furniture that costs less than sushi for 3:
Don't you love it?!! Done, I'm done! No more painting, no more expen...oh. Well. Curtains. I want to replace the matchstick blinds with..mmm-hm...just a few curtains...for 11 windows.
THEN I'll be done.