I was getting used to those “aha” moments. You know, where you see something and know instantly that it’s the absolute, most perfect thing you will ever find. Seeing my house for the first time was an “aha” moment. Finding my awesome kitchen cabinets 20% off brought on another “aha” moment. I thought these special moments of intuitive enlightenment would keep coming throughout the entire remodeling process. Not the case.
Well, not exactly this. A more modern version. But you get the idea. Where was my “aha” moment on this decision? Oh, I didn’t have one. Looking back I’m pretty sure I blacked out when I decided to purchase this for my kitchen. It gets better. When did I decide that this was, in fact, a terrible purchase? It was the very same moment that Jeremy was tightening the final screw (or nail, or bolt, or washer… or whatever it’s called, they all look the same) on the fixture attaching it to the ceiling… sorry, babe.
This brings me to my next “duhhrr” moment. Paint color. Here is yesterday’s conversation with Amy in the paint department at Home Depot:
Me: “Hi. I’m trying to pick a paint color for my dining room, something neutral. What do you think of these?”
Amy: “Well, this one is nice. And this one has a pinkish-tint to it, so I’m not sure how it will go with your decor. And this one is a more canary color, but I like the buttercream you have here. If you want neutral this one might have too much brown in it, but if you have white baseboards and crown molding this color would really pop.”
Me: (Picks up paint swatches, randomly picks one and lays it on the counter.)
Amy: “Okay, now what texture do you want this? We have flat, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss or high-gloss.”
Where did the “aha” moments run off to? We had such a good thing going! We were a team, me and these overtly obvious decision making moments of mine! Someone call Mutual of Omaha! My “aha” moments are all used up!
My next decision: bathroom tile. Lord, help us all.