With spring upon us, it’s time to start thinking of our homes and gardens. Many of you probably can imagine the glorious
commode labode I live in.. It is a beautiful double-wide-triple-high trailer in the sky. But alas, it was in desperate need of a makeover. All those modern finishes and trendy furnishings are just not for me. I’m a traditionalist all the way. I love classic design. Something that has stood the test of time. That’s right, the 70’s. My impotently immensely wealthy sugar daddy gave me an unlimited budget (not to exceed $500) to refit my beautiful casa de Pitts. I had no choice but to contact famed 70’s designer extraordinaire Mike Brady to design a showplace of a motel model home for a triple “ZZZ” list celebrity as myself.
The process has been so frustrating. Gone are the days of going to your local building supply to pick out 70’s inspired amenities. Do you know how hard it is to find wood paneling these days? Do you know how many carpet companies stopped making sculpted avocado green carpet simply because others had “moved” on? Do you know how hard it is to source red and orange melamine countertops? I walk into HomoDepot now and all they have are shiny modern things. It makes me physically so sick I find myself spending more time in the bathroom than shopping for merchandise.
Finally, after hours of renovation, my home is complete. I painted my stainless steel appliances a beautiful harvest gold. I took out all the bright kitchen lights and scaled back to one single incandescent bulb so one could appreciate the subtle accents of crocheted rust colored kitchen towels and knickknacks. I’m especially proud of my silk floral arrangements.
I also developed a new technique for painting carpet to give it the sculptured feel of the 70s. I took all the cat hair from the sofa and mixed it with some litter and custom matched avocado green paint and voila, an exquisite crunchy new look has been achieved. For you girls on a budget, this is definitely worth your time.
Finally, what home would be complete without a victory garden? I’m especially proud of mine. The underpinning of my
trailer home is very shady… perfect for growing mushrooms. To the right I have miscellaneous mattresses and box springs which i am composting to enrich the soil. I can tell it is already working because i have a new exotic vine growing from it call “kudzu.” It loves this environment and grows heartily without any effort. If you’d like a clipping, just let me know. Make your house your home!
Love and lashes,
Mary Edith Pitts