The Décor Snowball

Last time, I confessed how my spending can snowball and suddenly I’m diving back into the mess I just dragged myself out of. Well maybe no that bad.

Today is another snowball; some artistic licence has been used to tell this story but the order of events is very accurate!

It all started with painting the baseboards.

“First, we must do the stair railing,” I said.

With a shrug ML agreed.

“Not white, though,” I Continued,

“You’ll never know I worked at it!”

 

Together we looked at the chips and found the perfect colour:

A soft green that goes so beautifully with that painting in the hall.

 

“I like it!” ML announced while I hemmed and hawed.

“Too light? It looks off white.” I declared

“Let’s do the baseboards a slightly different colour.”

With a shrug ML agreed.

 

Together we looked at the chips and found the perfect colour:

A mint green that highlights the railing and flows beautifully.

 

“I like it!” ML stated.

“Me too! But those doors are looking sad.”

I stared balefully at the offending off white.

With a shrug ML agreed.

 

Together we looked at the chips and found the perfect colour:

A deep teal that will make it feel tropical.

“I like it!” ML professed.

“Too dark for all the doors though,

Can we paint them all a different colour?”

With a shrug ML agreed.

 

Together we looked at the chips and chose all the colours:

Cousins of the teal that make me feel like I’m surfing a wave.

 

“I like it!” ML announced.

“Me too! But the bedroom doesn’t live up

To the promise of the door. Should we add?

With a shrug ML agreed.

 

I went to lunch today,

$120 I spent on lunch:

1 duvet cover, 1  mirror, 1 curtain.

“I think I should stop.”

“Definitly!” ML agreed

 

All because the baseboards needed some love.

 

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3 thoughts on “The Décor Snowball

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  2. I know this problem all too well! It can be so difficult to give ourselves permission to wait. And also permission to be sad while we wait. But ultimately the hardest part for me is finding a way to be happy in the space that is clearly not what I want it to be.

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    1. It’s true. For us it’s been hard to give ourselves permission to spend though. We have the savings but it’s this constant struggle to say, “Yes, this is what that money was meant for.” I also find it hard as I seem to stumble into more things sometimes. I’m a list maker so it’s been interesting seeing my lists evolve.

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