whaddyathinkPosted: July 9, 2011
can this shithole –
can this house –
become this house –
with a little paint and some landscaping and elbow grease?
not a chance?
c’mon – a few 2 x 4s, a couple gallons of paint, a few rocks, a little magic….
you see it, right?
(the modern white house was a house for sale in sweden, now sold, seen here.)
i gotta tell ya, that gray house is one of the ugliest houses i’ve ever seen, but man, it’s on the market now and she’s CHEAP. what you’d pay for a car. and she’s in a locale where i spotted gwyneth paltrow’s mom, blythe danner, whom i said hello to and who smiled and said “hi” back. name dropper
and then she quickly walked away.
so, what i’m sayin’ is the rich and famous hang here. this is hoity-toity country. except for maybe that gray house.
but i can see potential.
a potential headache.
no, i really can see potential.
a potential money pit.
no no i see it.
LOOK! wood walls begging to be painted out white. or not. i don’t mind the wood. or maybe a wall or two black. this gray dump is screaming for some scandinavia style and who better than me to do this? ok, maybe someone with a job or someone with an architect’s degree or an interior design degree or someone with carpentry skills, but again, whatever.
i can prime. i can paint. i can rip out carpet. them’s skills, baby!!
see? this is my problem. i have vision. VISION, i tell ya.
but i have no capacity for follow-through. it’s a slight flaw.
and that flaw haunts me.
cuz this place could become a killer pad. it needs me. and it needs my lamps.
and these are only a FEW i’ve shown you in the past. i’ve been hoarding so much stuff away it’s ridiculous. me and my stuff NEED a home.
but the deep question of the day is – will awesome lamps hanging in my own home bring me peace and true happiness?
will it really?
do i have to ask?
i’ve never been deep. shallow, yes, shallow i’ve heard before.
the answer is yes.
an ugly house that i transform into a beautiful swan with beautiful lamps will make me the happiest girl in the whole USA.
as long as my next door neighbor is jon hamm.
(alright, he’s taken, i know. ok, someone jon hamm-esque. and single. and funny. and smart. with a lawnmower. and a plow.)
(too much to ask? someone with all their teeth and a weed whacker?)