Tuesday, June 7, 2011
A Costly Mistake
We just spent some money on new siding and a new roof for the house. I decided I could not go up on a ladder to deal with the mold on the bedroom ceiling, so we had our bedroom and bathroom painted professionally. "Antique white" turned out to be a warm, peachy color. Love it!
Next we ordered honeycomb blinds for our two bedroom windows and two windows in the guest room. Here's where the house-project train, which had been rolling along smoothly, jumped the track. At the last minute, something or someone (the devil?) whispered "room-darkening" in my ear. So that's what I ordered. Room-darkening honeycomb shades in pearl white. Except that when they were installed, they looked grime-grey. I wanted "airy and cheerful," but I got "doom and gloom".
I can't live with these things. They look like a sooty Russian town near the Arctic Circle in February. Archangel maybe? They's bought- n-paid for. I hate them. What to do?
My sister says to just get rid of them. I think she's right. First, I will try to sell them, and if there are no takers, then I will give them away.