Dear Book Club

Dear Book Club

Dear Book Club,

I’m sorry I was late.

I know you weren’t surprised.

I was going to be there.  Really. 

I had my schedule cleared.  I had finished the book.  I had my cute book club outfit on.  I was even leaving my house early.  Truly, I had my keys and I was walking out the door….

….and I on my way, I passed by the dining room and noticed that the hutch was….well….how can I put this….

…..grey.

Yep.

Grey.

Way too grey for me.

And….I did have a few extra minutes.

So I got out the power sander and plugged it in and started to distress a little of that grey.  Right then and there.  In my dining room….on a step stool….with my cute book club outfit on.

I did get a little carried away.

I did spend longer distressing away the grey than I anticipated.

But you understand.

I just couldn’t go to Book Club and have a meaningful discussion on “Mara:  Daughter of the Nile” when that hutch was sitting in my dining room all big and grey and everything.


And I knew that you would want my full attention.  After all, I really liked the part about how Mara ended up being a double-agent for the Egyptian government and I also knew we would all want to discuss how she managed to get out of the walled city.

But I also knew I would not be able to concentrate….thinking about my overabundance of painted grey wood.


I know you are all relieved, knowing that the hutch situation has been taken care of.

I’m sure next month will be better.

You see, I don’t really have any other un-distressed large grey pieces of furniture, so I feel confident in telling you….I promise I will be there when the doors open.

Thanks for being so understanding about all this.

PS  Maybe I should have it at my house next month, just in case.

PSS  I am linking this up to Miss Mustard Seed.

 

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Comments

  1. And she’s telling the honest to goodness truth!

  2. O.M.G. I think we were separated at birth. :) Hope your book club is more understanding than mine!! lol!
    xo Heidi

    PS– only you could make a fabulous piece even better!

  3. it’s probably a good thing you did’nt make it cause would have gotten all that dust from the sanding all over everybody!
    Looks marvelous!

  4. I’m not in a book club. Probably because I would show up covered in paint.

  5. Now, dear Karianne. Please repeat after me. “I must, without the slightest failure, meet all of my commitments. I will never take one second away from my commitments.”

    I mean, how else can you be superwoman, the all things to all events, needs and people woman.

    (The hutch would have pulled at my temptation to Mara, too.)

  6. shirley@housepitalitydesigns :

    I too belong to a Book Club…I can barely get through the book…It’s because I know i have a month to read it….

    I sit down to read the book…I look up…Oh my that needs dusting…I dust

    I sit down to read the book…I look down…Oh my that needs vacuuming…I vacuum

    I sit down to read the book…I hear the ping of the computer …I have an email….I go

    I sit down to read the book…The Christmas decorations are still in the bonus room. :(

    So, at least you READ the book…Sanded the hutch…and SHOWED UP to book club…You accomplished it all….a little late..but arrived with a smile on your face and a happy hutch at home….What can be better?…Beautiful hutch!!!!!!!!!

  7. I can only imagine how happy you were when you finally arrived. So much more in the moment I would imagine. The hutch looks fabulous :)

  8. Holy smackers, that’s hilarious! But, I am sure your book club forgives you…and your grey hutch thanks you…

  9. So glad to hear that your hutch is no longer without it’s proper “distress job”. I’m sure you can rest easier at night now. Ha! Looks good.

  10. You know, a “spoiler’s alert” would have come in handy here before giving away the major plot points of “Mara: Daughter of the Nile” …

    I guess I can stop reading now.

    Love the hutch. I agree it was looking a bit too uptight. A bit stressed. Good thing you jumped in to “de” stress it!
    :)

    Linda

  11. Oh, I LOVE Mara! When I taught middle school (about a million years ago), that was one of the books I had students read. That book’s got it all: action, intrigue, danger, romance. Both the boys and the girls liked it. Haven’t thought of it in years…might have to go re-read it.

    Hmmm…yes, this is exactly how I get distracted from my projects…

  12. this is just too funny because I can so relate. It’s got to be fixed and it’s got to fixed right now!!! Drives Bobby G crazy! I used to be such a voracious reader until I started up with my website and blogging. While my computer was down last week, I actually read a book, although not high brow…..just a good beach read, and I caught up on my stack of shelter magazines. I actually almost panicked because I was running out of things to read. LOL……Happy Day to you. xoxo

  13. LOL! That is very funny! But a grey (or gray? I never know which to use!) hutch takes precedence over everything!

  14. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

  15. Now, when you arrived in your GREY (out here in West Texas, it’s GRAY…heh heh)
    dust covered book*club*outfit, did they clap and whistle and slap you on the back. ???

    I LOVE gray….errrr, grey hutches !!

  16. You crack me up! I love reading (just posted about that yesterday) but hey, grey hutch emergency comes first! ;) It’s beautiful!

  17. Why not, you were in your cute book club outfit so why should’t that hutch get a mini makeover?

    Next time, have a book club/sanding party at your place!
    Kelly

  18. I love it!! I love grey and I love distressed, so the two together are the perfect combo. I want to see a pic of the whole thing after you distressed it!!

  19. I loved it before the distressing, and I loved it after. The good news is now YOU are not distressed about it any longer. What’s the next book you have to read?

    ~Bliss~

  20. Ha, I love it! I can totally see myself doing that.

  21. “To sand or Not to sand….. that is the question!”

    Hutch looks great!
    dee dee

  22. The hutch looks fabulous…..hope the book club is understanding that certain things simply take priority!!! LOL

  23. I completely undertand, once you have an idea in your head, it’s hard to get it out. I’ve been fantasizing about baskets from target for my closet for days. I’m jumping out of my skin waiting to go this weekend with the kids since we also need some practical items as well. Good for you for seizing the day!

    I finally figured out how to get your blog in my reader, don’t ask why it’s taken so long! So I am officially a follower now.

  24. Now that was funny (and very deserving of the all powerful exclamation mark)! Distressed makes it even more awesom-er than it was before!

  25. Your hutch is just lovely, as is your post!

  26. Hilarious! I do love your hutch even better and a I didn’t think it could get better, but it did!

  27. I always do last minute things like this! I can’t leave the house if I pass something that doesn’t look quite right!

  28. I love the distressed look! The Book Club understands. You did the right thing ;)

  29. I feel like your twin ! I thought I was the only one who got out of bed at 2 am to move a chair that I knew was in the wrong place. This is crazy. Tell me, why couldn’t that have waited until the next morning ?
    There must be a name for this disorder or is it creativity– right now!

  30. This was very funny! I ended up painting a wall in my kitchen once when I was supposed to be leading a craft group at my daughter’s school :)

  31. Yep, the “just one more thing, before I walk out the door… I still have time” disease! You are so funny! -Love the look of your hutch. Totally worth the late to bookclub status! You DID finally make it there, though…right? ;-) That’s all that counts in my book!
    xo-Lisa

  32. ha ha – this was hilarious. I think the hutch looked great either way.

  33. Oh, I love it! The white peeking through the grey looks perfect. I have a dresser in my kitchen that I’m thinking about painting grey.

  34. I don’t believe in clubs. *see post above

    Thank you.

  35. Oh this is funny! I can relate to being distracted like this! Must.get.it.done…now. You have such a lovely blog! Glad I stopped by!

  36. Your dining room hutch is gorgeous in a distressed grey. I understand what you mean, I start doing one thing and suddenly I’m off on another tangent.
    You might have to show us more of the delightful grey dining room with the smocked draperies.
    Hugs, cindy

  37. That’s hysterical. Oh COURSE you had to stop and sand it right then. I totally understand! :)

    Thanks for linking up to finding the funny! I’m pinning this to our Pinterest board!

  38. A girl’s gotta do, what a girl’s gotta do…turned out great!

  39. That looks amazing! I think it was okay to miss your Book Club! Thanks for visiting & for your sweet comment.
    CAS

  40. I am a person who will see something I want to do and stop what I am doing to do it then go back to what I was doing to start with………….

  41. Well of course you couldn’t just leave a grey hutch un-distressed! I’m glad your priorities are in order.

  42. You kill me! But as always, it looks fabulous, so no one can fault you for your tardiness… ;)

  43. YOU. CRACK. ME. UP!!!

    well, the hutch does look quite nice distressed…
    i can relate to your decorating impulses…as soon as i get the “bug” that’s it, IT must be done!

  44. I end up turning a blind eye to stuff that then suddenly drives me crazy all the time. I LOVE your hutch. Gray furniture makes me swoon.

  45. ha ha! i love the story behind it! it looks awesome- such a fabulous piece of furniture!

  46. Gorgeous! I love that hutch – could use that hutch ;>)

  47. Okay, in my single days, I canceled a date with a guy I had been going out with for a while to paint my entertainment center. I was dressed, ready to go, but I wanted to paint instead. Needless to say, we didn’t go out again. I still have the entertainment center and my husband completely gets me. Love the hutch. It’s perfect now! Thank you for sharing your funny story. Visiting from Miss Mustard. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-17.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  48. KariAnne, YOu are sooooo funny! I love the hutch, but then… I love everything you do! Distressed or not… what a beautiful piece!