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A Perfect Pink Makeover - ThePinkPorch - 12-08-2011 04:55 PM
[b]Living in my small apartment with just my daughter in I, has allowed us to do so much we could never do with a guy around. Then my boyfriend of almost 2 years "moved" in. I was already uncertain of the future of our relationship, but once he moved in, my doubts began to grow.
Our closet with tutu's and lace was being stashed with hoodies and ties. Our cute dresser with pearls and pictures became the home of the new 42" flat screen. Our once tidy kitchen began to accumulate dishes and food all over the counters. Needless to say, living together changed our relationship for the worse, and after 1 week, I had to make a change. I asked that he move out and take our relationship with him.
While it was painful to say goodbye to something that I had come to know so well, I was very ready to move on. We had spent a lot of time sitting on my couch watching our "shows" and in the living room with company playing games and celebrating exciting things in our lives. I knew that I couldn't escape my apartment by moving away, so instead I created a new apartment in my exsisting unit.
I rearranged all my furnature, so that I no longer sat where we used to sit. But the best change I made, was that I painted my living room PINK. Yes, I have a bubble gum pink living room.
This small but significant change, turned the entire situation around. I reclaimed my space, and in turn reclaimed my life. Pink is a color that my future husband will likely disagree with as a family room color, but it symbolized my newfoud freedom in womanhood. It really assured me that there is nothing a new coat of a paint can't fix. Now everytime I pick something in the color pink, it reminds me that I can do anything.. even paint a living room by myself!!
RE: A Perfect Pink Makeover - Claire - 12-19-2011 12:30 AM
This is such a great story! I wouldn't be surprised if you're starting a trend of pink living rooms here...
RE: A Perfect Pink Makeover - pkfan45 - 02-04-2012 02:55 PM
Wow, this is inspiring! I really loved the powerful comment 'I reclaimed my space, and in turn reclaimed my life'! Very awesome.