10. Chippy Paint.
WE LOVE IT. Well, I do anyway. It makes me so happy to get a piece of furniture that is totally chipped up and flaking off everywhere, and put it in my house. Nothing looks better!
I realized this as I was searching for a mantle that I loved.
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but Tanner is a little bit of a stud, and he can build things. He needs his own show, like Bob the Builder. Or Tim the Toolman, sans creepy grunting and accidents. (Am I the only one who couldn’t stand the theme song to Home Improvement?) Just to refresh your memory,
I had the biggest crush on JTT...
Anyway, back to the mantle. I realized that every single one I loved was chipped up and old looking. Here’s my favorite so far:
Chippy paint = happiness.
Chippy EVERYTHING IN THE HOUSE = Overkill? Maybe. Possibly…
Chippy paint = old paint = lead.
Is it bad that I love it too much to care? Don’t tell me I’m alone here, I can guarantee each of you have at least one chippy piece that you love!
Perhaps a cabinet, perhaps a hutch……or perhaps a headboard like I had. A HEADBOARD. It was a thing of beauty, I tell ya. A chippy old door in all it’s glory, tucking us in every night….gently snowing flakes of lead poisoning on us while we were dreaming….
(That headboard is now a bench, after waking up several mornings with white paint in our hair, on our pillow……)
WebMD is the devil. Fellow ladies and gents, do not look up the symptoms of lead poisoning. They are basically the vaguest symptoms EVER. They’re pretty much the same symptoms as…things that happen in everyday life anyway….!!! I decided to look them up after sleeping under White Beauty for awhile, and my reaction went a little something like this…
So don’t look up WebMD. Maybe just remove the lead filled thing you’re sleeping under.
They should make a lead poisoning test similar to a pregnancy test. Same method….slightly less desirable result. Maybe they could sell them at the Dollar Store….