Friday, August 10, 2007

Keeping up with the Joneses...

Monday night I had a total panicked "I am not good enough" moment. We're close enough (in proximity not lifestyle) to Birmingham that I have those periodically. This was driven by my absentmindedly inviting a mom from Josh's swim class over for the Berkley Cruisefest. Then I got home, looked at the 1970s orange carpeting on our stairs and freaked out. I thought "Omigod she lives in like a million dollar house. I have to have new carpeting or I'll die of embarrassment."

Do we have money for new carpeting? Absolutely not. So what did I do? I tore it up anyway. I almost gave Nate a heart attack when he came home to this yesterday:Does it look better? Absolutely not. Under the carpet are totally beat-up, worn-out charcoal-painted pine steps.

So now what? Unless the carpet fairy comes soon, I need to get really creative, really fast...

7 comments:

rachelle said...

you crack me up. it's like when my friend wanted a built in for her tv in her basement so she took a jigsaw to the drywall....

Sarah said...

i have to say, it looks a lot better than that nasty carpeting...

Brittan said...

Okay CHRISTIAN! Didn't you learn anything from seeing my hallway on Tuesday? Oh, that's right, you said it didn't look that bad! haha!

From the picture it doesn't look too terrible. Just paint it for now (like you did) and tell her your awesome, expensive carpet is coming the week after! lol!

daedra said...

I can help you do something really cool and creative to take away the fact that they are in bad condition. If you'll let me not charge you I'll let you help me. Do they sell beer at the cruisefest? If so you can buy me one! or some junk food, either way I'm happy.

Sarah said...

You'll have to give me your opinion tomorrow. I will buy you all the beer you want.

Danafesto said...

Hilarious!! Love it.

Jos said...

sarah you are so so funny!!! i have to say, "in progress" often does look better than old....