Have you seen that episode of Spongebob?
I think it's funny they used Curlz MT for the font for that episode. Anyway, that was one of the many Spongebob episodes we had on our DVR during Sam's demanding Spongebob phase. See, we are still teaching him that he can't stomp his foot and screech like a little monkey and get his way, but oh, back in the day, when he screeched for Spongebob, by golly, we gave him Spongebob.
I think this is my least favorite Spongebob episode ever.
It drives me nuts.
This post is not about the yellow sponge with the annoying voice that I am ashamed to say often makes me laugh...it's about my own house and how NOT fancy it is. I don't like fancy. Or pretentious. I like comfortable. Why do you think I live in my yoga pants?
Stacy London would have my head if she saw my typical daily uniform...
And so would Clinton.
But I want my house to be comfortable too. I want yoga pants for my house. I want every room to feel homey and cozy and filled with the things we love...things that make my family happy. And those may not be things that normal people would put in their house, but if they work for us, then I want them.
For instance, my house has two front rooms. When we first moved in, we had no idea what to call them. The fake living room? The not-dining room? The front room? But then that would warrant the question, "Which front room?" Vicious cycle.
So, I adopted one room as my office and we turned our formal dining room into the kids toy room.
My goal for this week was to not only paint and transform Sophia's room but also the toy room. It didn't happen, and I think largely because I have no idea what to put in there...Or where to start.
When Sophia was in utero (is that spelled right?) we didn't know if she was a boy or a girl. So we decorated her room a calm and relaxing color that was gender neutral... Red. Yes, I am crazy. Red is my favorite color, but for a nursery? Huh?
I don't know. My goal was to do a Dr. Seuss room. Little did I know that only eight years later, Pottery Barn would release this room:
For the record the pictures on the wall are exactly what I wanted to do. Could I find Dr. Seuss pictures to frame? No. Darn you, Pottery Barn.
Anyway, my goal now is to do this in my toy room. Frames with Dr. Seuss covers inside surrounded by the giant letters that spell out the word PLAY. But what color do I paint the walls? I don't want it to be TOO kid-dish. I know that's not a word. Sue me.
So, I started looking around a little and ran across this shop at etsy. I started thinking that if I got some super cute curtains in the room maybe that would help?
What about something like this...
What do you think? Too kid-like?
Remember I am deco-challenged, so I need all the input I can get. I would paint the room red if I could... I just don't really want blue on the walls.
So. I am struggling a little with that room.
I love what MEG did with this room...
But she has a heck of a lot more style than I do.
So this is my next house (ad)venture... I'll keep ya posted on what I end up doing... even if it's just sitting in the room drinking coffee and reading a book because my brain is overloaded with color swatched and I've tired of pretending I know how to put rooms together.
I so don't.
Anyway. That's that. Another random fluffy post.