Sunday, October 14, 2012

Heaven or Hell?

Good news - met with my contractor on Friday and he and the crew are resuming work on Monday. Bad news - he gave me a task which scared the bejesus out of me. Find paint, flooring, ceiling lamp/light, outside light and doorknob. (Insert scary music here) that meant one thing...a visit to Hell Home Depot.

I cannot tell you how many times I have been to HD in the last 10 years. Couldn’t even make a guess. Hate the store. I wander aimlessly through the sky high aisles and feel like a lost child, "I need my MOMMY!" And don’t get me started on trying to find someone to help me. They must have 6 employees and daily 5 of them call in sick.
Saturday morning at 9:00 AM I parked my car and fortified with 2 cups of strong coffee entered the store. My mantra - I will not fail! I will not fail! Not two steps into HD I was greeted by a smiling man who asked me if I needed any help. I did two things. First, I pinched myself thinking I must still be dreaming – nope, I was awake. And then, I turned around and looked to see if I was at HD, I was!
I told him I needed to pick out laminate flooring for the Beehive and he said, "Just follow me." Ten minutes later, with his help, I picked out the perfect flooring.  When I told him I had a long list of things to buy and next on my list was lights, he took me over to the lighting department and introduced me to Tom.
Now, I don’t know if HD has changed their policy and hired an additional 100 salesman or whether they are having a contest to see who can give the best customer service, but I have  officially changed Hell Depot to Heaven Depot.
Here’s what I got -
Enderbury Hickory Flooring
Martha Stewart Paint- Egg Yolk Yellow for the door, Cement Gray for the exterior and Picket Fence White for the interior.

Recap of  the Build
 Day One
 Day Two
 Day Three
Day Four
Are you a Home Depot or Lowe's kind of gal? Check back for updates daily! The Beehive should be completed by the end of the week. OMG!!!


  1. WooHoo - this is so exciting. I want one too! It looks absolutely gorgeous. I love it. I can't wait to see it finished if it looks this good already. xx Michelle

  2. You are totally cracking me up! I wish I could have gone with you! I LOVE Home Depot! Unfortunately, I am always wanting to do something to our house, so I have to stay away from that idea store about as much as Michaels or scrapbooking stores. Love what you picked!

  3. I hate HD for oh so many reasons, but the memory that is most vivid is when I went there when I pregnant and couldn't find anybody to help me. I just unloaded on the poor guy that I finally did find. At that point I didn't care if he was the plumbing specialist he was going to take me to the finishing nails or someone was going to die. Lowes all the way. I just love the Beehive!

  4. This looks amazing EllenBee! Bet you can't wait to start creating in there!
    Have a great week!
    hugs Alyson xxx

  5. How exciting!!!! :) I remember when we moved to our current house how overwhelmed I was with all the choices. It was the first time I'd gotten to pick out wall colors, flooring, knobs, light fixtures, etc. It will make you crazy! :) Looks like you did a fantastic job, can't wait to see the final product!!

  6. I'm so excited for you! Can't wait for the grand tour once it's finished!

  7. So exciting! I'm soo happy for you! A space for your own is so great in all crafting, and especially in scrapbooking.
    The house looks like a grownup playhouse. Love the look!
    Hope you have many great playful times to come! Hug Marie

  8. Ellen,

    You are too funny! I can't wait to see the reveal