A Canvas of BeigeI opened the door to our apartment located in a secure and
upscale part of Lagos for the first time since we finished payment. It was a
two bedroom apartment in an old building. After the arrival of our daughter, we
needed more space than our one bedroom apartment could afford. This was the
best we could get with the resources we had. The new landlord promised to refurbish the place by painting the
walls and adding new light fixtures. Anticipation was killing me; I just couldn’t
wait to see what the place looked like now. Walking in, my initial excitement turned into a huge Hmmm. It
was all beige, the walls that is. He painted the living room walls all beige.
No mix, no trim, no crown moulding. My heart dropped and my disappointment was
palpable. What will I do with a Beige wall? I complained to my husband.
He looked at me like I was out of my mind. “What’s wrong with it? He asked. The look I gave him, made
him sigh and walk away. My hubby was not a décor person. He coul…