Saturday, March 08, 2008

"Dammit, Jim, I'm a Pastor, Not an Interior Decorator!"

Well, our home is almost completely restored from the damage from the ice storm; we've just got to have the gutters replaced in the back, yet. As sick as I was of having a hole in my dining room, I'm almost as sick of contractors and sub-contractors!

Although we only had a small amount of damage to the walls in the dining room, it necessitated getting the entire room re-wallpapered. Decorating is soooo not my forte, but I think I picked out a pretty paper for above the chair railing. Now, what I chose for below the chair railing.... Well, just look for yourself...

Gag me! I thought the green would match the green in the leaves above...and so did the woman in the wallpaper store. But, um, no, it certainly does not. I didn't realize that it would look so sea foam greeny up on the wall.
I definitely want to change this. Of course, insurance won't pay to have it changed just because I'm bad with color. The contractor working on the ceiling suggested that we paint a tan stain over it so that just the dark green would show through. It might be worth a shot.
Please forgive the lame-o Star Trek reference in the title!


Songbird said...

I LOVE the title of your post. Love, love, love it!

imngrace said...

The picture doesn't show it as seafoam green, and honey, I know sea foam green when I see it. I had a whole house full of it--walls, trim, sashes you name it. The picture makes it look blue--which looks kind of nice. But, you have to live with it. I think the stain idea might work. I've never done that, but often wanted to. I'm thinking of doing it over paint in my dining room to tone it down a bit.

I hope it works for you. I know how long it can seem when one is remodeling. I've been working on my fixer rental for several months now and it never seems to end. Just when I think I'm getting ahead, there's something else. My co-workers probably think I have some sort of disease because I can never seem to get all of the paint off my hands!

Good luck and do not fear.

revhipchick said...

i'm with songbird--love the title!

it can't hurt to try the stain thing right? :)

sorry it's such a drag,all will be well eventually!

have a margarita in the meantime!

Singing Owl said...

I laughed at the title.


Hot Cup Lutheran said...

well it sounds like stain it is... and then a margarita. cuz they are green and would match... or an appletini - which i have not had but heard rave reviews of. *sigh*

blessings on your week ahead!

Deb said...

Geesh, Iris.
You've been under siege.

Prayers for a great week... and I am also someone who is not an interior decorator.

love and ((((hugs))))

Wyldth1ng said...

So have you painted over it yet?