Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Pattern Blindness

My weekend project was to rebuild a basement storage space. Thirty years ago it had been thrown together with scrap materials, most of which had been left by the previous owner. Upon dismantling the old closet, I came across this paneling, which had been featured in the house when we bought it. Brown and orange flowers. What were they thinking? No wonder the previous owners went through a painful divorce. The decor of the whole house was of this 'quality'. Over the years I've redone all the walls, most of the ceilings and many of the floors. Flippist World Headquarters is looking pretty good right now, I'll post pictures of it on Friday.

I haven't yet decided on the construction of the new closet; it is only used to store old jackets and boots. I should just toss them all, but I'll let them be, for now.  I've been on a clearing binge lately—nothing is safe—but some of those old clothes still have a hold on me.

Just a warning: Spring housecleaning this year will be intense.

By Professor Batty


Blogger Jono said...

The pattern was probably on sale back in the 60's. I'm guessing they bought it in the spring as a fall clearance item.

Blogger Shoshanah Lee Marohn said...

We had a kitchen that was painted the orange of that one flower. It was so hideous. After about three years living in the house and complaining about it (we were renters), we just finally painted it beige. It was like living in a whole new house. The effect on our mental health was wondrous.

I, too, am doing some massive spring cleaning. Early. I pruned our indoor tree (Norfolk Pine), which was taking over our entire dining room with its branches. Now it's so spacious in there! Cleaning is great.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

Colors matter!

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