Uh, Whoops! What Have I Done?

So, I had a good idea.
The idea was to repaint the family room and kitchen walls.
But if I painted the kitchen walls, I would want to paint the cabinets white.  But if I painted the cabinets white, I would need new kitchen chairs and barstools to match.  If I got new kitchen chairs, I would need a new hutch.  But now the new colors wouldn’t work with the sofa.  And of course, the rug would feel out of place and would need to be replaced.
So, I did what any normal human being would do.
I sold it.
I sold it ALL. 
I literally mean all of it.
Sofa, rug, coffee table, artwork, kitchen chairs, barstools, hutch.
Gone in less than a week.
Not my brightest moment
because we now have nowhere to sit
Looking good, huh???
We went to buy a couch and picked out a fabric 
and that is when we found out it will take 8 weeks
to arrive.  Yep, you read that right… 8 weeks.
So, the next 8 weeks will be spent on beanbag chairs and Pottery Barn Anywhere chairs.  Thank goodness for those
I am very lucky to have an understanding husband.  He is just shaking his head about this entire situation.
Everywhere you go, there are paint samples on the walls.
Best part?  I didn’t label them, so I forget which ones are which.
Smart, Hayley, really really smart.
Have you ever read the kids’s book 
“If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”?
Yep, it kind of feels like that around here…
And it all started with some paint
Okay, lots and lots of paint.
And no, I still haven’t decided on a paint color….
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Hayley Crouse is a wife, mother and multifaceted designer. Her love of sewing, crafting, cooking and interior design infuses her daily life and naturally spills over into her online presence. She pushes the envelope of her creativity and hopes that others will be inspired to do the same. She currently authors the Welcome to the Mouse House Blog, is the pattern designer behind Mouse House Creations and is a collaborative designer with Willow & Co. Patterns.
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15 Responses to Uh, Whoops! What Have I Done?

  1. Anonymous January 18, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    Thanks for this post! I just had a really god laugh. Really amazing!

  2. Jennifer@ClassicStyleHome January 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    The kids are probably having a blast with all of that extra space to play! My bedroom was a test sample explosion until I finally settled on a color, BM Gray Owl in case you’re wondering. I thought it looked blue gray until I did a bigger sample and realized my cream walls with a hint of yellow made it look that way. Duh!

  3. Heidi Grohs January 18, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    AHAHAHA!!!! My paint job only consisted of moving a really heavy piece of furniture…you have really outdone yourself this time!

  4. katie@stvital January 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    Wow! That is all I have:) My oldest son would be so mad at me. Have fun with your decisions.

  5. Magda E. January 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    It’s not the end of the world…heheh

  6. Rebecca January 18, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    I wouldn’t have thought 8 weeks for a sofa, that is a long time. The thing that would bother me most is not knowing which paint color was which though lol. It will all come together and look fabulous though.

  7. Carrie77 January 18, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    The photo of your kids sitting in that big vast room in their little PBK chairs cracks me up! 🙂 I am really itching to redo my entire family room and kitchen, too!

  8. Ajaire January 18, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    This is so very funny. If you give a mouse a cookie is right! Haha. Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  9. Crystal @ 29 Rue House January 19, 2013 at 3:19 am #

    I would totally do this! Haha hope your sofa comes in early!

  10. xmyheart January 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    This is so me! I think to myself on a whim “I know, I’ll just….” and from then on it just spirals!

    I can’t wait to see it all finished. I’m sure it’ll look great. Oh and whoever bought your couch is a lucky s.o.b. That looked comfy as heck!

  11. Karen of Little Red House Designs January 19, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    I had a fleeting moment here last week where I repainted my first floor ALL WHITE. And I mean 1990s navy blue and tan paint is now stark white. And… I LOVE IT! Change is good. The next few weeks will fly by 🙂

  12. Sweetladyelaine January 21, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    You are one gutsy lady! My hat is off to you girl! I wish I could do that!
    It will all fall into place! Meanwhile, the kids are probably very happy camping out. Your husband will get over it. Just remind him,”If mamma aint happy no one is happy”.

  13. Cassidy February 3, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    This still cracks me up so much! My boy toy would *not* be as understanding as yours, haha!


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