Monday, January 23, 2012

Is it ever OK to kiss your contractor?

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We're having closets and a laundry area re-configured so my place is a wreck right now. I try to clean up the work area every night, thinking the less dust and debris around, the less that will be tracked through the house. I asked the sheet rock installer when he would start sanding (so I could be prepared).

"Oh, I don't sand, " he said.

So, I'm thinking, 'Ugh. Gotta get another person to finish his job.' Until he added...

"I sponge. With a damp sponge. Makes much less mess."

I'm thinking a big ole kiss on the mouth might be in order.

34 comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

You crack me up, Donna! Have a lovely week! xx

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

lol this post made me laugh. ;) I simply cannot wait to see your closet redo. I did a recent post on our closet issues...it's rather hectic, so I welcome ALL inspiration and advice! :)

Have a great week!


Cheers,
Jessie

acozycottageinthecity.blogspot.com

The Zhush said...

amen! does he travel north?

alexkeller said...

YES!!!!

Acquired Objects said...

I'm smiling Donna, go ahead and kiss him but on the cheek followed by a big hug. I kissed and hugged our contracctor after he did our kitchen and then carriage barn but then again our contractor is also a personal friend.

XX
Debra~

nkp said...

Absolutely, if he can make your closet (our mine) look like the one above!

Tricia Rose said...

Doing it might be rash, but it's perfectly okay to dream about it!

I think Debra has it right ~

vignette design said...

Too funny! Yes, I've been known to kiss my contractor too!

the gardener's cottage said...

i wish more workmen had this attitude. i think most of them kinda like making a mess and watching us go crazy. yes, def a kiss is in order. xo janet

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Great post.. I am smiling:)) I am one of your newest followers and I loving your blog. Since you are the expert in gray, do you have any suggestions for a light gray with a purple tint?? We are redoing my soon to be 9 year olds room and this is the color she wants.. Any ideas???
THanks
~Cheryl

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I think you might be right! Contractors probably don't get enough appeciation. XO

Sherri Cassara said...

He sounds like a keeper!
LOVE the closet image - really like the mirrored top on the cabinet and that incredible light fixture - will pin this for sure.
Happy Monday ;D

Tades said...

LOL! He's a keeper! I wonder how far he travels?

Sister Shirley said...

I suppose it depends on what he had for lunch : )

Gorgeous closet! One of my aspirations in life is to someday own a walk-in closet such as this.

Miya @ Design Indulgences said...

that's Khloe Kardashian's closet. It's beautiful.

Splendid Willow said...

Oh come on, Donna! Admit that he was handsome too! (:

Love, Mon

helen tilston said...

Your closet is going to be fabulous.
I don't think I will kiss my contractor, but I do like the idea of not sanding. Please let us know how it works.
Helen xx

laxsupermom said...

We're DIYers, so I kiss my contractor all the time. Lucky you to find such a conscientious contractor. Love that closet image! I actually just used it the other day in a post on organizing closets.

Hamptontoes said...

You are funny! Love it!

HRH The Duchess of State said...

Beautiful inspiration photo dahhling...I think everyone should have a proper dressing room.
What a thoughtful contractor you have found!

Victoria said...

I don't blame you. That's my kind of guy.
Best...Victoria

for the love of a house said...

yep, he definitely deserves a kiss!! they also sometimes sand now with a vacuum attachement thingy (and yes that is the technical term, I'm sure;) which helps, but sponging sounds much better. I remember 20 years ago when we did work on our Dallas house we walked around the house (as we were living in it while renovating) in 1/4- inch of sheet dust on the ground! There's this funny picture of me sitting on the covered sofa watching tv one night surrounded by that 1/4-inch of dust like nothing was out of the norm!! ahhh the joys of renovation;)

xojoan

Julie of Monkey Grass Hill said...

Hi,
I've never left you a comment before, but this was just too funny! I don't know about kissing, but I've hugged my contractor more than once. Not for minimizing messes- but they wield so much power to make us happy.

Looking forward to seeing your completed closet. I'm going to be working on closets and master bath very soon.

best,
Julie

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

Well, I kiss my contractor all the time...but he is my husband. ;) I opt for fresh baked cookies for the trades.

Can't wait to see the finished product!

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

Where was he last week for me. Dust, dust everywhere. I would have given him the tongue!

red ticking said...

i would dip him and give him a big smooch!
missed you friend... look up joan's on third... you will
want to kiss me... but one day we will head to hillside then jump on a plane and go to joans in LA... you will never want to leave.... xoxo

3 Peanuts said...

This one made me laugh. I was very envious thinking that was your closet:)

SHERRY HART said...

Kissing is allowed....for sure. BECAUSE that dust gets everywhere and it is impossible to remove it all! It just keeps settling for months.....lucky for you.....a new closet :)

pretty pink tulips said...

Your contractor seems like a dream! I've gotten to know mine quite well. He's on another job right now, so his partner is here....and I kind of miss him.

I'll have to remember the "sponge'' when we get to that point.

Just a big old mess at this point!
xo Elizabeth

Michelle said...

HAHAH! That is so funny. We were so happy with our contractor that we bought them lunch and then sent them home with a bunch of margaritas.

vicki archer said...

Pucker up!! A tidy contractor... now there is an oxy moron... He is so worthy of a kiss.... xv

Glamour Drops said...

Hilarious! I better keep you away from all my tradies or they won't be able to concentrate on their work!

VictoriaVM @ Frankfully said...

Kisses for sure! How can you sponge instead of sand? I'm so intrigued!

pve design said...

My MB. Shower door was installed today and I know what you mean, after the installation, I hugged the shower door guy! Funny, it is the little things that make me smile. All he wanted was the check but hey a hug is free, right.
Loved this post!
pve