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!
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...