Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Please excuse me while I vent...

I love my husband,
I love my husband,
I love my husband.
At least that's what I keep telling myself.

So we are moving tomorrow and I am the only one who has packed anything. All 20 boxes that are sitting in the middle of our living room, yep all me. I get that he is painting our furniture, but really how long does that take.

Let me rewind.

We decided to re-do our furniture instead of by a new suit. We choose to use the Annie Sloan chalk paint, which I heard so many good things about. My mom was raving at how spectacular it is. You don't have to sand or prime anything, just literally paint it on. So I found a little specialty paint store at the beach that sells it and bought a pint of paint for $35. Sooooo expensive. Little did I know that you had to buy the wax paint that goes on top. So that was another $26. But how in the hell do you put the wax on?
So back to why I love my husband so much. This past Saturday I had to work and B promised that he would pack boxes and get the furniture painted. I was already annoyed because we couldn't decide if we wanted to rent a U-Hal or not. He hadn't asked any of our friends to help us move and I have to work on our move-in date. So he prooommiisseedd that he would get so much done! When I got home at 5 that afternoon the only thing that was done was ONE, ONE dresser painted. No boxes packed and nothing else done. Side note: He is a perfectionist so I understand that it takes him longer to do things but good gosh all mighty, I could have painted our entire house in that time.
Now back to my love for Annie Sloan chalk paint. So last night we went to hobby lobby and found really cute knobs for the drawers and we went home so that we could start the wax process even though we really don't have time for that ish and needed to pack boxes. Upon opening the can we realize that its really wax. Like you can turn it upside down and nothing falls out. And the directions say to use a cloth or soft brush to apply. So we start off with a cloth and it starts leaving little fibers all over the dresser. Not going to work. So I call my mom thinking that she is the expert on this stuff, since she is  the one who recommended we use this, and she goes on to tell me that she has never really used it herself, only heard good things about it. Oh and that she hasn't bought it because of how expensive it is! WHAT?!?! Insert rage all over my face and steam coming out of my ears. So long story short, we just get out a new paint brush and slapped that wax on. This morning at work, I watched a Youtube video on how to actually apply the wax and we did not do it the right way. And you know what, I don't care. And if our computer worked I could have watched that video last night, but noooo it decided to crash on us and the speakers on my cell phone don't work.

Now to finish up and let you know how the rest of my night turned out, I didn't sleep. I was up all night tossing and turning until Brian finally went to the couch because he was about to murder me. I kept having night mares of this stupid chalk paint and our dressers not being finished. In my sleep my arms and legs were part of the dresser and they were not painted and I just kept trying to paint them. So from 4a.m. till 8a.m. this morning, I laid there wide awake....ticked off!

And this is how I'm getting through this day:
 
Whew! Thank you for letting me vent. It feels good to get this all off my chest!!!
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  1. Hello! Thanks so much for your recent post on my blog! I just realized that for some reason I don't follow your blog!!? Don't worry- I fixed that right away ;) Anyway, I'm sorry about your hubby- mine does silly things like that too. Don't worry, they're just boys. They don't understand haha. If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post!
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  2. Hey there! I am so glad you found my blog and led me to yours! I think I finally got that follow button added that you were talking about, there are so many ins & outs to this blogging thing! But I am now a proud follower of your blog and I am right there with you my husband does the sammeee thing. Must be a guy thing! Good luck with moving!!
    Ashley {A Thousand Words}

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