Still, we like the house better than the others we have seen and it has more space (and business potential! It has a studio space for me!) than our current home, so we decided to make an offer. This means that we're also putting our house on the market, so we're currently in a state of total chaos trying to get a HUGE list of things that need to be done by a week from today. For example, I'm painting my bedroom and bathroom to a more "neutral" look because I have this cloud-like pattern in deep dark purples and whites. Everyone likes it, but it's not neutral so it has to go.
I admit, there is a part of me that is relieved that I don't have to paint over the mural in my son's room. These are a couple snaps from when I was painting it, mountains on the bottom, sky, clouds, and space. People PAY me to do this, and I did it out of love for my boy, so I'm glad I wasn't told to paint it over. Maybe the new owners will, but at least I won't see it happen, or do it myself:
I don't have to do my daughter's room either (which has it's own cool stuff)... really just my own room. And all the curtains must go (except I refused to do that in the bedrooms.) And some of the furniture. And all the knickknacks, and no decorations for Halloween. I thought my kids were going to mutiny on me this morning when they were told that. There were almost tears over it! I feel so horrible. My only hope is that the house will sell before Christmas, so they can go hog-wild in the new house with our over the top decor.
That's assuming everything works out.
The closest I'm coming to any Halloween decor will be my mini-paintings... of which I'm on a mouse streak right now. I just love the little mice, and so I'm running with it. They make me happy, what can I say?
I can't get into my studio properly right now anyway (to paint my red queen), so it seems all I have in my future are mini-paintings right now. I'm sure going to miss my fun decorations!
We're doing so much work on the house. Sigh. Upside of this is that if the other house doesn't work, we'll have a shinier house to stay in! We won't be looking for another one, we'll just get more creative about the space we have. At this point, I'm so stressed out, I figure either way it goes is fine. (But I hope it works out, because the extra costs are starting to stack up... I'd hate it to be for nothing.)
Mice, I'm going to make an effort to sneak in mice painting tomorrow!