Living with Swine
In light of my professed 2011 Home Goals from last week, I thought today I’d talk about how many “swine walls” I still have to paint in my house by showing you some before photos. I know! Can it get any more exciting on a Monday morning?! So awesome. Not sure if this will motivate me or depress me.
Let’s talk about my swine dilemma in a little more depth, shall we?
You can see in the above photo that I recently painted my dining room, but then I just kind of stopped mid-wall between the dining room and the living room. Once you go into the living room, you’d pretty much have to keep painting forever. And so if I went on to paint the living room, I had to make some decisions. I was paralyzed.
I’m really bad at making decisions.
It is an overwhelming amount of swine to deal with. I know it is hard to really capture the true essence of swine in my photos. In fact, you might even think the walls look just fine. But as I’ve mentioned, the swine walls give everything a sickly mauve glow instead of the warmth I want. Here is a better picture of what swine really looks like, in a before picture from my family room.
I’m SO ready to kick the swine to the curb. But it won’t happen overnight. I’m going to have to just keep on painting. And painting. And painting. Annnnd….dddd, painting.
Look up, look down, look to the right and left, swine is everywhere!
Another collision of new paint and swine.
Swine on so many walls, in the living room, in the entry, and all the walls connect to other VERY TALL WALLS that go upstairs and down hallways.
Can you see why I’ve been overwhelmed? I’d rather go hide under my pillow than to face all the swine. But every day I wake up, and there it is. Mocking me.
And this is not even all of it. Every.single.bedroom, bathroom, office and my laundry room are still covered in swine. I am not even going to show you all the rooms with swine walls because it would make this post five times as long and ten times as depressing. We’ll talk about those rooms in a separate post sometime, when I can muster up the energy to face it.
Let’s not forget, though, how far I’ve come with the Great Swine Cover Up in the past year! Even though I’ve been kind of lame for not reviewing my top projects of 2010 yet, eek…FAIL on my part…I did actually make a bit of progress with room painting in 2010.