Tuesday, July 17, 2012

More Discouragement

Little things just seem to really upset me these days. I am a rather cheerful person as people tell me, but I tend to disagree lately. Guess I hate the feeling that at 51 years of age I have no control over things that happen. parents aging and needing help, in-laws moving, daughter expecting, a wedding and one moving home. Sometimes I feel like telling them all to bugger off!

So this morning I am painting in this extreme heat. Fans are blowing, radio on and I am on top of the word with the exception of the 4 year old who is a menace, but I guess that is the nature of a four year old girl?????

Then I take measurements of the room before I go purchase paint tomorrow. It will take two coats, three in some spots.

Guess what?
All the furniture I want in this room won't fit!! I am beside myself at this moment.

This china cabinet was Dearest paternal grandmother's china cabinet from the 1920's. It was given to me in 1984 by my father-in-law on one of their moves. My mother-in-law had antiqued it in the 1970's with white and gold. I spent a whole winter stripping it, putting in new glass, and handles etc. I love it. It holds my treasures, and sewing things.
This is the corner it was to go into but it is 10 cm too long and will stick partway through the window! I am at a lose here. I want that cabinet in there. I need the storage. So now to think once again, outside the box.

I can leave it in the room for daughter the book lover to use. I really hate to take it downstairs. She has a wall unit book case, which isn't as pretty and she could use this instead. Then I would have to buy under the bed drawers for my sewing supplies.

Oh I wasn't up for this mix-up.

Frustration! But I'll get over it.


Buttons said...

Oh you will figure something out. HUGS the heat makes things feel worse than they are. B

Jane said...

Unless you need the window for lighting, I'd still put the beloved cabinet there. I'd hang something like a lace curtain on the window so it wouldn't be obvious from the outside. Whose to say what is a proper furniture arrangement, anyhow? We once lived in a house and there was no wall that had a long enough stretch to place a double bed without infringing on the window, so that is what I did. BTW, your bonnets are lovely!

Deana a.k.a. Blessings said...

the room will be lovely, I agree however that the heat plays a large part in our feelings..take some time and relax

Paula said...

I agree with Jane, put it in that corner. My Great-Grandma's sideboard takes up about a quarter of the patio door in our kitchen. You really don't notice from the outside. Our bed also sits in front of the window. It just won't fit any where else.

Mara said...


We all have our bad days. I've sure had my share of mine. Everything will work out fine. I'm sure you will be feeling better after the heat passes.

Kristina said...

I agree, go ahead and put the cabinet in there. You never know, you may like it.

Keeper of the Past said...

You are hot and tired, it will be OK, you are very creative and the room will look wonderful.

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