Lori had a nice little rant on her blog yesterday about that dumb Jenny Craig commercial with Kirstie Alley. Here's my rant: Stuff like this irritates the crap out of me. I'm so tired of seeing things like this that make women who could never manage this feel less than adequate. So irritating!
Once the painting of the living room was finished and sat for a couple of days, I started getting worried about the color, because it looked bluer than I thought it was going to. On my swatch it looked more grey and the color was named Cloudy Day so grey, right? Then I began to think that maybe it was because of our old furniture and rug with the blue there.
Good news though, it looks FANTASTIC with the new furniture. And I know all ya'll are wanting a photo but you're just going to have to be patient and wait because once the furniture was in the room, I changed my mind about the window scarves and carpet so all that's on order right now. Once everything is set, I show you photos, I promise. If you want to see it before then, you'll just have to stop by and visit me *wink*
I knew there was a problem as soon as Mr. Helen called because he was raving about how great the furniture looked and telling me I was absolutely right about the window treatments (I had put the one I first chose up on one window) and that I should just go ahead and buy the different ones. I kept thinking "he's doing that good news before bad thing." Sure enough, the stairway going into the family room became a problem with the new furniture delivery down there. So much of a problem that it couldn't even be delivered! Argh! Thankfully, as they had tried to get the old stuff out first and that wasn't working, just before Mr. Helen started to break it down and saw it up into pieces, he had the thought they should try to bring the new stuff down. It was a no go.
The issue is that it's very narrow AND the stairs from the upper level of the house come into that opening therefore creating a short space to shove furniture through even if you try to turn it on end. Plus you have to make a right hand turn right at the bottom. Looking at this photo, the brown stuff above is the covering over the stairs that go to the bedroom level. We are beginning to think that perhaps that shelf/ledge was built after the furniture was put down there. What a mess!
So, back to the drawing board on this. I have actually been working with our salesman to see if we can find a sectional that we could buy pieces of that will go down there. We think we may have something worked out but I'm waiting for a final determination which may involve sending someone to my house to measure things. Ask me if I wouldn't like to just tear that ledge off... I'm sure it's probably concrete behind there though. This is truly an old house problem.
Here's a perfect description of how I felt (um, and maybe? acted...) on Monday before and after the furniture debacle.