Mission #1 today was to head back to Lowe's to get one more gallon of paint to finish up Will's room. Yes, I started painting his room this weekend, but I ran out of paint. I figured a gallon would easily handle a room that small, but I had to use way more paint than I anticipated covering up that stupid mural tree*. I won't even get started on that, though. That's a whole different rant.
I went to Lowe's last night to get my final gallon of paint, but guess what?! They were out of the base paint they needed to mix it. Say what?!? They didn't have paint?!? Ridiculous. I asked the guy to write down what type of base I needed so I could call another store this morning to make sure they had it before I went. Because you know...loading up two kids into the car, driving twenty minutes, unloading them, going to the potty while in the store, blah, blah, blah isn't worth it if they don't have the paint. SOOO, I called another store this morning and the nice lady said she had the base I needed so I wrestled with Emme to get her dressed, made her go to the potty, fed Will, and generally rushed us out of the door just before I had a nervous breakdown.
Once we arrived at the store, I confidently strolled to the paint desk, threw down my swatch and said I'll be back in a minute to pick it up. Because you know...Emme had to pee again. Ugh. I went back to pick it up and the nice lady started telling me how she didn't actually have the base I needed (some guy wiped them out of their remaining supply right before I got there!), but this other paint should do. Uhhh no, it probably won't because I've already started painting with the other base and you will be able to tell the difference. SOOOO, forty minutes in the car with two screaming kids, two potty breaks in the store, and zero progress to show. Thanks to Lowe's and Valspar for not having the paint I needed. I'll send you a bill for my counseling appointment. Thank. you. very. much. I'm still hoping to get his room painted this week, but we'll see if I have another trip to Lowe's in me.
While I was at the store, though, I did accomplish one thing. One of my next projects is to make cafe curtains for our kitchen. I already have the fabric isn't it lovely?
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I'm going to hang them on rods similar to these that I made for our living room, and I needed one more piece of conduit cut to size. I asked a friendly gentleman to cut the conduit for me and he proceeded to launch into a huge rant about how they're not supposed to cut it, how someone had cut themselves and sued for $5000, blah, blah, blah. I told him his other friendly neighborhood Lowe's across town cuts it for me all the time, but he wouldn't let it go. Seriously, he just kept on and on and on about getting fired for doing it. Oh well, he cut it anyway but not before I felt like I had been lectured. Whatever. The lecture was worth it because pretty soon I'm going to have something that looks like this over in our kitchen. Whatcha think?
How is your day going? Ever had one of these frustrating days when you just try so hard to make some progress but it seems like nothing is going your way? Rant away! Or give me your favorite Nutella snack and recipe ideas!
*It's a stupid mural tree because the paint was on super, super thick. I had to sand down the entire wall before I could even get started painting; probably a good 2 hours worth of extra work. I'm so happy it's almost gone!