July 19, 2011

I Threw A Hissy Fit And I’ll Do It Again (if I have to!)

Well, we’ve finally come to the end of Day 1 of the great sunroom re-do but not without  drama.      Let me refresh your memory just in case you haven’t been following this train wreck.      After debating 2 years on what color to paint (and I don’t know why….every color I liked was so much alike you couldn’t tell the difference in any of them) I finally decided on a nice, neutral color.    Okay, painter guy (let’s call him painter #1) was supposed to be here Sunday, that didn’t happen, then he was coming Tuesday but on Monday he called and was going to have to send his brother (painter #2) in his place (I’ll spare you the story).     So painter #2  comes over Monday evening to see what had to be done but he had no idea the extent of the job which he claimed was bid out too low.    I told him that wasn’t our problem, he’d have to take it up with his brother  (painter #1 – who owes my husband some money anyway).    We finally came to an agreement that he would do all the other work that needs to be done around here for the original quote (it’s a good thing cause I wasn’t going to pony up another $200!).     

Then brother #2 calls me this morning saying he couldn’t be here at 8:30 a.m. as we had agreed on at 10:00 last night but would meet me at lunch.    That was not good for me but I made it work and met him at 1:00.     The paint store had mixed the paint the wrong color so he had to take it back and bring it to my office for my approval.    Got home at 3:00, the wood piece to replace some baseboard damage was the wrong piece, well, I won’t go on any more…suffice it to say that he finally got the wood piece replaced and the whole room caulked.    He left at 7:00 (after promising he’d have a primer coat on before he left – which didn’t happen either).    Now he and his other brother (painter #3) are supposed to be here tomorrow and if it’s not finished by tomorrow evening I will be their worst nightmare.     I “acted out” and told him if it had to stretch into Thursday I didn’t care what other arrangements he had to make or what plans he had to cancel it WOULD BE DONE!    (I probably looked like that girl on The Exorcist when her head was spinning around when I had my hissy fit)!

Here’s how the room looked this morning after hubby and I cleared it out last night from all the “stuff” – not the furniture mind you, just the stuff….

 

sunroom 001

Look at all that loot piled up in the corner in the den….and that’s not all of it!

 

sunroom before 002

 

sunroom before 007

 

sunroom before 008

French doors going out to the patio/deck area…I plan on cleaning up out there whenever the temps go below 100+ degrees!

 

sunroom before 009

 

I’m going to soak in a nice hot tub now.    I might even live on the wild side and shave my legs (cause I just noticed they really need it).

Stay tuned for part 3 of the nightmare at my house…

14 comments:

Cheri said...

I'll be staying tuned you "wild" thing.

Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love said...

That is a nightmare! What a pain in the you know what! I hope they get their act together and get your room painted.

Mary Anne said...

Judy:

I am so sorry for the trauma!! As a designer, if my subcontractors screwed up like that, they would no longer be working for me.

I will be checking in tomorrow to see your beautiful room (if they know what is good for them!!!)

classic • casual • home said...

Hope you enjoyed your bath!

Debbie's Garden said...

Oh boy, you're not off to a good start with these "brothers". You might want to unload any weapons you've got in your house! LOL

Stephanie@SweetTeaAndSunshine said...

Oh my, I'd have thrown a hissy fit, too! I threw one when we first bought our house -- I was 2 weeks away from delivering and the builders just were not holding up their end of the deal. I threw the biggest hissy fit ever, complete with stomping of the foot and threatening to contact a lawyer, and they miraculously had it done the next week. Never underestimate the power of a hissy fit! :)

Simply LKJ said...

Oh my...what a hassle! That is the one thing I am SUPER grateful for, I've had the same painter (and his crew) for 15 years. They are always on time, thorough and extremely neat!! Such a blessing. Here's hoping today is better.

Richard Cottrell said...

Might have been easier and better for everyone, including the budget, if you all just painted it yourself. It is the easiest thing in the world to do! Good luck. Richard at My Old Historic House

Shanda said...

This is actually one of my favorite colors and almost always use it somewhere in my home.

Becca said...

Sometimes we, as women, HAVE to throw a hissy and make our heads spin in order to be heard! Do what you gotta do, friend, and it will get done! I can't wait to see the "new" look!

A Delightful Design said...

I would be their worst nightmare as well! What a trip! I wish I could send my painter over to your house. I hope their finished work looks amazing after all this drama!

P.S. Thanks so much for adding my blog to your sidebar!

Deserae said...

Okay, I'm dying to see the new color!!!! Please tell me it is finally done?!?! I wouldn't want your head to spin off your neck! LOL
~Des

Andrea said...

Looking forward to seeing how it will turn out! I LOVE the soft yellow colour of my sunroom, so hopefully you'll be happy with yours. I wish I knew the colour, but the previous owner painted it and can't remember the colour. Best of luck!

Vee said...

Those brothers aren't named Larry, Darryl, and Darryl are they?

Hope that it all comes together for you soon.

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