Monday, September 19, 2011

My Husband Told Me No and Other Nonsense



So what did he say NO to you ask?  He wont let me paint over the brass on out pellet stove.   I know I previously said he supports everything I do yadda yadda but he put his foot down on spray painting the pellet stove.  I don't see why, geez this thing is old, it's practically an antique. 


I guess I get it, we do use it all winter long to heat the house.  It gets pretty warm and he's concerned that even high heat paint will fail.  We've talked about upgrading but it still works so it stays.

Even with the brass it's actually one of my favorite things in this quirky cabin.  I love the brick around it.  I love how warm and cozy it makes the room.  The sound it makes, sort of a hum with a few clicks thrown in here and there, it's just home to me.  

I guess it's not that big of a deal.  So many other things I should be worrying about right?  Like the economy or if I'm gonna still like Two and a Half Men with Ashton instead of Charlie.  At least hubby doesn't have any objection to painting the kitchen cabinets thank goodness.  It's gonna happen soon.

Soooo does your Hubby ever tell you no when it comes to decorating?  Do you just wait until he's gone and do it anyways?  Do tell.


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12 comments:

  1. Hi Mimi ~ I love the title of your post! We do have to put up with their nonsense sometimes don't we? But seriously, my hubby rarely says no to anything but if he really felt strongly about something, I would respect that.
    Your stove along with the brick does look very warm and cozy ~ it's great!

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  2. Yea, he does and I hate it. BUT, it's good to accept it because then you get to say "NO" when he wants to do something AND you get to remind him that he said "NO" in the first place! Ha! The brass looks fine. You'll have your hands full with those kitchen cabinets!
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  3. It's really doesn't look too bad in the pictures. I can see what you mean though. I would probably want to paint it also. Give it a couple of years and brass will be "in" again. LOL

    Hubby likes to been given a heads up about any and all projects that I'm planning. If I go ahead and do something without telling him he gets all crazy. Most of the time when I run things by him he doesn't care what I do. There have been a few times I've had to work on him a bit before I could proceed with my plans

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  4. hmmm. good question. I'm slowly learning to just do what I want and not bounce it off him. When I do, he seems to think I'm asking permission or something crazy like that.
    Since he doesn't get a decorating vote around here it's best to not involve him. lol Every once in a while he makes it clear he really hates something. Like my burlap kitchen curtain attempt. When even my blog buddies didn't like them I knew I had to give in.
    I have learned the hard way not to ask his opinion if I'm not going to defer to it.

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  5. Yes, he can get kinda bossy...especially about wood pieces. I learned to talk about ideas with him and then a few days later he thinks HE came up with the great idea. He's thinks he a genius and I don't have to worry about convincing him. We don't call him Magoo for nothing. ; ) Now, where are my minions?

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  6. I just don't tell him. I just do it! I found out that most times he really likes the result. Lately, though- he's been hiding the power tools...

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  7. My guy just says, "Let me think about that" and then forgets to get back to me!! He hasn't objected too loudly to anything I've done yet, but he did lift his eyebrows a bit when I suggested I wanted to paint the bedroom a light, calming green and get rid of the glaring oystershell white!! He's a "white paint for everything" guy. He liked his bathroom after I convinced him to paint it a pale blue, so maybe there's hope for him yet!! And, yes, brass will come back in style eventually!!

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  8. Mostly Hubby is more than agreeable with my 'ideas'.
    But the resounding "NO !" is still being heard 'round here when I hint at painting teak chinacabinet pink

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  9. Hi Mimi
    Welcome to blogland. I just popped over from the Cozy Little Cottage.
    I had to laugh because I have been wrestling with the same issue with my stove! I hate the brass and have been wondering about painting it nickel. I haven't even mentioned it to my husband yet-I feel certain he'll think I'm nuts!
    As far as doing something anyway. My husband lets me do about anything I want when it comes to decorating, so if he says 'no' I usually listen. Because I figure for him to say anything at all means he must really hate the idea.
    I know you're going to love blogging! If I can help you out in any way, let me know!
    Blessings-Kimberly

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  10. Mimi
    I just realized you've been blogging longer than me. Ha! I thought Brenda's post was for newbies-how silly of me.
    Oh, well I'll just wipe the egg off my face now!!

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  11. Maybe you could send the door and grill out next summer and have them done professionally with the right kind of paint. There must be some type that would be heat proof. Looks cozy, though.

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  12. Maybe this? Its good up to 1200 degrees fahrenheit
    http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=112

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