I was going to write about the tragedy that happened at my house this weekend, but it turns out that one of my good friends was good friends with a girl who was brutally murdered this weekend, whereas my bad news was about a broken dish, so it kinda puts it all in perspective, ya know?
But I’ll still tell you about it, even though I can’t get that horrible news out of my head.
Remember back when I was gung-ho about getting the house in order and I took on a 21-Day House Makeover that lasted about a week? Well, this weekend I tried to pick up where I left off. It might take me 200 days to do my 21-Day Makeover (which, I KNOW, is totally missing the point) but I’m doing the best I can.
On Saturday, I finally gave up the idea that we were going to finish painting the house by ourselves and I hired help. Probably my best home-related decision yet — they did such a great job, and I didn’t have to climb a single ladder or clean a single paintbrush or touch a single piece of dreaded blue tape. From the bottom of our first floor stairs to the top of our third floor stairs we have a lovely coat of greige walls and shiny white trim.
While the painters were busy upstairs, I started on my plate hanging project, which I first blogged about in January. And oh, it was such a fun project for about 24 hours.
I started by cutting out paper the size of the plates and hanging them on the wall in a mock-up.
Then I glued these DISC plate hanger things on the back of each plate, following the directions with diligence and care…
Then I waited 24 hours for everything to dry, and started hanging them on the wall in place of the paper cutouts.
So far, so good, right? I got them all done but one, because the glue disc fell off when I picked it up.
WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SIGN.
But no, I perservered! Maybe it was just a fluke.
Look! Almost done! Nine out of ten!
And then a few hours later, I heard a crash. I knew what it was before I even stepped in the room.
Needless to say, I took the rest of the plates down. I really don’t know what to do next. I’ve already nailed nine holes in my wall and glued up all my plates (apparently with faulty glue). But my pattern doesn’t really work with just nine plates. And I really don’t want any more to fall and break! I’m definitely going to ask for a refund for my glue discs (I mean seriously, WTF?!) but beyond that I don’t know what to do next. Pottery Barn is no longer selling the plates so I can’t buy a replacement.
Ugh, what would you do?
Up next on the house: Hopefully the last of the IKEA furniture assembly, and hanging more things on the walls, but nothing that involves glue. Because I’m kinda mad about that right now.