Sunday, April 13, 2008

Men! -- And Decorating Plans ...

So, you know how I mentioned at the end of my last post that I had bought a new piece of furniture on Monday? Well, on Saturday, I finally got around to telling him I bought a new buffet for the flat screen TV and that we needed to pick it up. This is my story:

We go into the furniture store, and I explain to the saleswoman that I am here to pick up the buffet. She tells me it is in the next room. Michael follows me in, and ....

Michele: Here it is!

Michael: (Pause) What color are you going to paint it?

Michele: It is painted.

Michael: (Pause, consternation) Did you say you are going to put the flat screen on this?

Sales lady looking at us funny...

Michele: (Getting irritated ... ) Yes. That is why I bought it!

Michael: (Getting irritated back ... ) Well, where are you going to put DVD player, stereo, and other stuff?

Michele: (Light bulb goes on) Michael! Come around here TO THE FRONT. That is the BACK OF THE BUFFET!

MEN !!!

Back of buffet - What he actually thinks I purchased!




Lovely front of buffet




The next time you see this, it will be in place with all the paraphernalia on it. I think it looks great already against the wood panelled walls. It lightens things up. If you go to mishflicks, I have posted some pictures of my family room, dining room, and kitchen that are getting done up in the next couple of months. I wanted to have before and after photos, so I can remember where I got started. My problem these past five years has been decorating around the wood panelled walls, which I am not going to paint, as it is real wood, planed and gorgeous. However, I have my ideas, fabrics, paintings, plans for mantle, etc., ready to go. Hopefully, all together, the room will lighten up and yet still be cozy with the beautiful wood. On the other hand, the kitchen cabinets and panelling in the kitchen will be painted a cottage white and the walls a deeper yellow. An island is planned for the breakfast nook instead of the round table. The laundry area will be painted as well, just not sure yet if I will do the barn red I'd like to, front loading washer and dryer if we can swing it, and a countertop of some sort above the front loaders to have a place to store and charge up the cell phones, MP3's, and cameras and put down bags, and glass fronted doors above on the cabinets to create sort of a butler's pantry and store my glassware. All before early June and my son's graduation party? Here's hoping...

10 comments:

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh that cabinet is lovely!! Isn't it funny how our men don't "get it"?! Blessings... Polly (p.s. thank you for your note on the Oprah post! It's frightening how many people are being led astray!)

clarabelle said...

Bless - I hear ya. Love the new cabinet - i am sure it will look perfectly sweet
Take Care
Clare x

Paula said...

Oh, that's funny! Sounds like a conversation you'd hear at our house...
Love the cabinet, it's going to look great!

Michelle said...

LOL! that is so funny!

pink-petal-designs said...

LOL, love it !
Sarah x

Nan said...

That's a cute story, and a lovely piece of furniture too, I can see why he felt it wasn't going to work when I saw the back of it! LOL, too funny.

Oliver Rain said...

I will have a look through the pictures, but I just wanted to say how lovely the buffet is. It will be perfect for a tv and all its components.

Erna said...

lovely vintage buffet! Can't wait to see it in place! men... LOL!

little dresses said...

That is to die for! OH it's beautiful!

Courtney said...

ooooooohh and aaaaaaaahhhhh

I really like it. But your little story about husband reminds me of something my husband would say. Unfortunately, mine is in the cabinet business and it STILL sounds like something that would come out of his mouth! MEN!!? :)