Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Stealing

 I made the picture larger for our dear blind Mark. And now its blurry, I hope you are happy.
Anyways, I think that I am going to redo the entire house. And I'm going to try and redo it on the cheap. Or free. The above painting is my in-laws. If I swipe it, they will probably notice. I just won't be able to invite them over anymore. That would make me sad, Den not so much.
My MIL said that I could have the painting, she will inform my FIL when it is gone and he notices a huge blank spot on the wall. That is how she operates.
I'm thinking Tuscan for the kitchen.
She also gave me this lovely lamp. I don't have a place for it yet. It is kind of sticking out like a sore thumb but it spoke to me and I took it home. She said that if we wait long enough I can have everything that is hers. I like her more than her stuff. And my sister in law and I have made it very clear that we don't want her ugly blue couch. It is ugly and sort of flat. But she loves it. I now understand that kind of love with lamp.
I'll post more blurry pictures later. Let's just tell Mark he has glaucoma.
Smile,
SonyaAnn


23 comments:

Annie said...

The lamp spoke to you? What kind of drugs are you on? And can I have some?

Mamma has spoken said...

I'm with Mark, it's hard to see some of your pictures. I have to use zoom on the tool bar and even then hard to see. I'm just too polite to tell you this before ;o)

Jenny Woolf said...

Sometimes it's nice if things are all blurry.

Mark said...

Hang on, I'm still trying to focus on those photos. ha!
I'm all for Tuscan design! But only if you live in Tuscany. Otherwise, no!
Alright, I'm going to give you some super secrety gay advice. Don't tell anyone okay. The Gays will revoke my membership if they find out I'm spilling the beans. Find out your own style and design slowly around that. You don't have to go to Europe for design inspiration. America has it's own classic style and you just need to find it. Keep your palette simple with clean lines and then you can introduce elements of Italy or other places. You whole living room doesn't have to scream Italian Villa. Some people go over board crazy with design and it ends up looking like a hot mess.
Does that help or are you even more confused? If so, ask your Daughter to bring home a gay friend from school to help you. But not a Lesbian! Unless you want you house to look like Pier One just threw up!
m.

SonyaAnn said...

Annie-Lamp said, "I love you. You need me!" Alcohol sometimes speaks to me too.

SonyaAnn said...

Mamma has spoken-Thank you for having more manners than Mark. It isn't hard.
The problem is I use my phone for the pics. And I have dropped the phone WAY too many times.

slugmama said...

I think maybe you should make your style Hot Mess! Why set your standards high anyway, right?

I think you're going to do Tuscan, do it all the way. Like get a hot young vineyard worker to lounge around your room and flex his glistening muscles.
Maybe your MIL has one of those laying around her house you can filch...

SonyaAnn said...

Jenny Woolf-OK I admit I need a camera. It will be just one more thing for me to misplace. LOL

SonyaAnn said...

Mark-So just to be clear-I can ask gay men for help not lesbians? You are crazy!!!! But you still make me laugh.
To be completely honest, this house is a hot mess now. And I think that Den might or might not be gay. We almost had a knock down drag out fight over paint color. He wanted to paint the kitchen a chilled wine color, I chose plum. OK you can start breathing again. The huge problem we have is EVERY flipping room runs into the next room. It sucks. So my MIL came over(she has an eye for color, she is a painter, paintings not walls) and chose an olive green. The color has to carry into the next room or this won't work. So I broke down and got a color chart thingy from Menards. That helped match the colors. I'm keeping the painting so....... I guess I will break your heart and I'm going with a smidge of Tuscan in the kitchen. How can you turn down anything that has to do with WINE?
The good news is we are going to paint the walls heavy cream and stay with white trim. One wall in the hall is going to be chilled wine.
Are you screaming at the computer over what I am about to do? Deep down, I think that I have the color palette of a straight man. Gross.

SonyaAnn said...

sluggy-We were laughing with my MIL about all the things Den and I could steal from her.
I'm all about the sexy men. If he can mow the lawn, Den would be all for it too.
We have been in this house 17 years. The first thing that I did was tear out ALL of the crazy wall paper and then paint the walls off white. I have repainted a few times but have always stayed with off white. I just need some color. Having the paint booklets helped and if it is too crazy-we repaint.

Frances said...

"But not a Lesbian! Unless you want you house to look like Pier One just threw up!"

I love you, Mark!!! Will you be my gay man? I used to have a lot of them when I worked in a gay night club, but I don't have one.

SonyaAnn, if your MIL had hot vinyard workers lounging around her house, I want to come visit.

SonyaAnn said...

Mark-Damn it all, now I'm worried! I thought I had a plan. We have been her 17 years and never really decorated. Except for the rec room which is North woods stuff. I like it so don't say anything. LOL. OH and Den's dungeon, he had full say on that one.
I pulled down all of the wall paper when we moved in but never did anything except paint the walls off white. I just need some color.
Now I'm insecure! Damn it MARK!

SonyaAnn said...

Frances-You are always welcome at my house and soon my house will look just like my inlaws so it will be like visiting them too.

D.Lynn said...

What can I say but I love you guys! You all make me laugh with your wit and honesty! I'm home sick with pneumonia and laughing comes with a price, but for you guys, it's worth it! I wish there were "Like" buttons on the comments but obviously Facebook it not real life :)

McVal said...

Mark has glaucoma. Nice lamp!

Jane said...

Listen to Mark being so serious about design! Just having chairs to sit on that aren't broken sounds like a good design plan to me!

slugmama said...

since you have a chair problem how about a Moroccan theme? Just put the chair pads on the floor, no chairs needed. Heck, once you've had enough to drink you won't even know you aren't in a chair, nor will you care!

Or how about some 'special glasses', like 3-d glasses. Make them whatever color you want your walls to be and just have everyone wear them in your house. You save the bother and expense of painting the walls!!
Cheap and quick....

I love me some green but I only like olive in my martini glass....

Mark said...

Olive green is a great color and yes, if you have an open floor plan, the color MUST continue into all of the rooms.
m.

SonyaAnn said...

D.Lynn-I hope that you are feeling better. It doesn't seem like this has been your year. Poor kid!

SonyaAnn said...

McVal-I love lamp.

SonyaAnn said...

Jane-Ok and the crazy thing is we are buying paint not chairs. We aren't smart enough to be left in charge of ourselves. I'm hoping to find a few at a garage sale this summer.

SonyaAnn said...

sluggy-You are always thinking! You are my hero especially since you figured out a way for me to save money and drink!

SonyaAnn said...

Mark-You are just being nice since you caused me to have a mental break. Even Den said, Mark thinks this is a bad idea? I said yes. Then Den said, well what does he think we should do?
Mark, when did you have more say so with my husband than I do?
I still love you!