Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Thrifting Fairy Godmother
Almost a year ago I came home to find three doors on our floor painted three different shades of brown. We are blessed to live in a building that is constantly being maintained and upgraded.
There was a deep dark chocolate brown, a lovely taupe that was almost gray. In fact it was that exact lavender-gray-taupe of a William Wegman Weimaraner dog. And there was an orangey brown that was disturbing.
Here was the conversation with my building manager:
Me: Hey Handy Manny, I see your painting doors. What color are the doors going to be?
Handy Manny: Not the one that looks like sh*t. We are going with the chocolate color.
Me: Oh great! I was worried.
This is my door.
And, folks that is no chocolate I would eat. Clearly we have different ideas about chocolate and poop. That is dog poop brown. Sorry to say.
Notice how well it goes with our ruddy orange brown carpet. The whole effect is really gross.
My mother and I joke about the names for Martha paint colors. So when she arrived for a visit I asked her to give the door a Martha color name. My own mother said, "Poop."
Anyone who knows my tax preparing mother knows- this woman can. not. lie.
Yesterday I was thinking about how this Christmas I am staying home for the very first time in over 8 years! I am actually hosting Christmas! Whoo hoo!
I was thinking about what kind of wreath would look good on a poop colored door. I was feeling kind of bummed out by the whole thing. Then it hit me! A pair of white ladies ice skates hanging on the door would look fresh. Perhaps tuck some wrapped presents inside along with some greens?
And, bippity boppity boo! Look what I found that very same day at the Goodwill! Click on the picture to see the terrific logo on the bag. It's like icing on the skates!
Thank you fairy godmother!