Bought a house in 2003, we gutted it, and have slowly fixed some of it. DH is a home improvement contractor so he had plans for this house and basically tore apart every room. He has a HUGE habit of starting projects and never finishing them fully. So right now out of a 9 room house we have ONE complete room. I knew I was in trouble when he said "we have 30 years to fix the house" right after we bought it. The playroom is missing a door knob, has been since he put the door on 4 years ago. I have no shelves in the closet for games etc. Bathroom has a missing bi-fold door on the closet. The screw fell out 5 years ago. Toilet paper holder was ripped from the wall almost 6 years ago and it finally has mud on it. You get the idea. Our kitchen is awful, poor design, multiple layers of wallpaper/paint, old cabinets but working. He was home one day over a year ago and tore of bits and pieces of wallpaper and never did anything else with it, kept putting it off. I hated the wallpaper but at least it was better than partially covered. Well I finished removing it on Saturday. I would like to paint the kitchen and he's fighting me on it. He says why waste money when we'll be replacing the cabinets, floor, etc. I would agree if we were planning on replacing the kitchen in the next year but that's not in our budget or our plans, probably not even the next 4 years. I'm sooooo mad right now. I asked him last weekend if we could paint and he said sure. I come home last night and he really doesn't think we should do it and it turns into a fight. I don't think I'm being unreasonable. Do you? Maybe I was a little mean when I mentioned how many projects he has started but never completed but I'm so frustrated. He told me if I'm so unhappy with it all then why don't I do it, why does he have to. I guess he doesn't but he knows what he's doing and he has all the materials/tools. I also work 60 hrs a week outside of the home. UGH. I'm tempted to go to the store and buy brushes, mud, caulk, drill etc and just do it all myself.
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3/17/10 at 9:22am