Decorating

@ramapo17 (23364)
Melbourne, Florida
August 17, 2016 1:33pm CST
A few months ago my husband and I bought a house in a retirement community that is really beautiful and everyone so friendly. The house is in good shape but does need some TLC. Today I started painting the guest bathroom. The master bath is okay for awhile. I am not fond of the colors but it is doable for awhile. The guest bathroom is smaller so I guess it hits me more. Every time I go in there I get stressed. We finally bought paint and it has a primer in it and is so much thicker than I am use to. I have been looking at different designs and cannot come up with anything so I decided to paint it all white and make a blank canvas of the situation. Hopefully something will hit me and I can continue finishing the room.
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• United States
17 Aug 16
When we buy a house I say 'we' but I noticed you said your husband bought a house - were you not involved in the decision? Just curious since it sounds like you don't care for it much.
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Aug 16
I fixed that. Thanks for showing me that. We both love it
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• United States
18 Aug 16
@ramapo17 That's better - I thought you were going to live someplace you hated.
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
18 Aug 16
@AbbyGreenhill I would never do that.
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@LadyDuck (152580)
• Switzerland
18 Aug 16
There is always something that you do not like in a new house. I also like to paint and white is always the starting point.
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
18 Aug 16
I am amazed at how much bigger it looks. It is a pain painting though as it is a small room and not much space to move around but as another part gets painted I am so happy as it is looking better.
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@LadyDuck (152580)
• Switzerland
19 Aug 16
@ramapo17 I have repainted our laundry room about 4 weeks ago, now it looks more bright and bigger.
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
19 Aug 16
@LadyDuck I am seeing the same thing now that we are into it. We painted everything white and the room started to grow before our eyes. When we see something we like we will add finishing touches. I like some of the colorful tiles that I might put in certain spots in the room. We have to go buy the floor tiles this week. Again, I wanted to see the walls and how my mind is going to go before buying anything.
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@Shiva49 (12634)
• Singapore
20 Aug 16
I normally get help for painting jobs though some turn out to be not that professional! siva
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
20 Aug 16
It is a small bathroom so I knew we could do it. I always liked doing house repairs and painting. I have been doing it since I was a teenager. It is my therapy. Besides painting walls and inside the houses I also like to draw and paint figurines. Anything artistic I always loved.
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@Shiva49 (12634)
• Singapore
20 Aug 16
@ramapo17 That is a nice way to enjoy the process too. It adds to our creative and artistic side. Nice to hear that - siva
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
20 Aug 16
@Shiva49 Thank you. Sometimes I go through periods of not doing anything artistic and then I get involved and I can keep it up for months. I recently repainted all my gnomes for my garden. I have had them for years and they needed a new paint job. I have one big one left and then I need to find another project after the bathroom is done.
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• United States
18 Aug 16
i couldn't stand white walls, lol. i don't envy ya the task 'f decoratin'. aint ne'er been my thing, though my momma excels 't such.
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
18 Aug 16
I was always a person that had dramatic walls. I had huge walls that were all white so I put up big beautiful murals. I had 3 giant ones on one house. I loved them but my husband didn't. Everyone that went in the house liked them. This house I cannot do them as I don't have any solid big, big walls.
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• United States
18 Aug 16
@ramapo17 i've gotta 've color...'n lots 'f texture. i did one 'f our bathrooms walls to look like such'd been covered with ol' leather 'n the other chippin' plaster. not e'erybody's cup't tea, lol. got lots'f compliments from folks though.
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
18 Aug 16
@crazyhorseladycx That sounds great. I love different things. My husband usually complains when I do crazy things. Being we are both retired he is around me everyday so I can't start to many weird things.
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@jaboUK (53540)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug 16
I used to decorate when I was young, but I let other people do it now.
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Aug 16
Now you take the easy way out. Haha.
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@jaboUK (53540)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug 16
@ramapo17 Yup, I sure do!
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@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
Try to visit pinterest and then search for home decors. You will find interesting design ideas there. I usually run to pinterest when my mind goes blank. I usually get all the answers from there.
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
18 Aug 16
Thanks. I knew about that site but I always forget about it.
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• United States
17 Aug 16
White will probably make the room look bigger and you can decorate with a variety of colors or pictures
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Aug 16
That's what I figured. Thanks.
@jstory07 (66140)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Aug 16
i am sure you will come up with something that you will like.
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Aug 16
Right. I think once I get it all white I will find something.
@Corbin5 (103227)
• United States
17 Aug 16
I have more trouble now deciding on how to decorate a room now that I am older. I think going for the white is the best choice. You really do have a blank canvas to work with.
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Aug 16
That's what I thought. It also looks bigger. There are so many choices these days.
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@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
17 Aug 16
White is a safe bet for now. You can always come up with something later. Some times you just need something to inspire you and then you can come up with an idea. It will come to you!
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Aug 16
You are right. It was so depressing and the white makes it look bigger.
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@sol_cee (14386)
• Japan
19 Aug 16
Bare white walls for now then.
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