Friday, March 20, 2009

Curtain Call

I woke up to internet again. Is this what terminal patients feel like every morning? Ah, a new day, full of promise... Is that insensitive to terminal patients, comparing free internet to the breath of life? To be fair, terminal patients probably aren't wasting their last days reading my blog anyway, and if they are, they know what they're getting into. I'm moving on.

Last night I bought curtains for our bedroom. I felt dumb about buying curtains, because I know I can sew some for a quarter of the cost, but I'm really overloaded on the DIY projects lately, and we were at the store buying the curtain rods anyway, so whatever. Besides, I have serious commitment issues on decorating this house, and I don't really believe I would make it through the act of measuring, buying, pinning, sewing, embellishing, and hanging without changing the fabric at least three times.

I went with plain ol' brown curtains. I wanted something dark, because every morning the sun lights the northern hemisphere from the headquarters of my bedroom. Good nonsense it's bright in there. Brown also seemed neutral enough. I think we're going to paint our room light blue or light green, which should look okay with the brown. This is boring you, I can feel it.

So the point is, I woke up this morning and looked at my new plain brown curtains, and for just a split moment I questioned whether I made the right choice. Too plain? Too brown? Too curtainy? But in the middle of second-guessing my design intuition, I realized that I felt oddly well-rested. And I look over at Harrison and he's resting peacefully. And I get up, and I look at the time, and I realize I got three extra hours of sleep. Thanks, new curtains. You're my favorite thing ever, and I will never question your presence again.

10 comments:

Eric said...

FREE INTERNET! HOOOOOOORAY!

diane said...

Go with blue. Blue and brown is always my favorite. Oh wait, that is MY favorite, and YOUR bedroom. So I guess you should paint it whatever color YOU like best.

diane said...

By the way, are you coming over tonight????

witticism here said...

Renee, is it too much to ask for pictures? I mean, my imagination only goes so far and you really don't want my imagination working too hard on this. Also, more deets on these DIY projects.

Geez, I am so demanding.

Scarlet said...

I really want Brown curtains for the neutrality of them. But someone that I live with thinks that is not colorful enough. So I envy you brown curtain owner.

Renee said...

Eric, we are awesome.

Diane, I think I am going to go with blue after all. I have a cream colored duvet color with red flowery stuff on it (IKEA '03) and the brown and blue and red just might work, but brown and green and red would feel kind of like I was pushing it, you know?

Keiko, I can't find my camera, or I totally would have done pictures for you. I'll look for it this weekend and upload for the sake of your poor imagination skillz.

Scarlet, I think I am overdoing it on the brown. I want to paint one of Lennon's walls brown to go with the pink, I painted my laundry room brown, I want a brown and yellow (or brown and orange) music room/office, I just put a brown slipcover on my couch, and we just got brown towels for our bathrooms. If I buy one more brown thing, my house is going to look like poop. But besides that, isn't brown awesome?

Bonus material for those who read my comments: I totally cut my own hair today and it looks so bad. Awesome.

witticism here said...

Here's why you shouldn't trust my imagination: I am imagining you with short spiky Joan Jett hair...wait, now it's a mullet. I told you so.

mrsmouthy said...

I love brown for curtains! It hides the poo stains so nicely.

meghan said...

i just crapped myself this was so entertaining. now i'll match your curtains.

Cassandra said...

I wanna see a picture of your hair...and your curtains. Ours are gray...how much more unimaginative can I get?