The 1948 film version stars Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. It has a couple of added plot lines and a more humorous tone than the book. I originally watched the movie because of the stars but have watched it a few more times since because it's amusing. This is one of my favorite scenes and is actually almost word for word from the book. Mrs. Blandings is choosing paint colors.
The story has also been remade into The Money Pit with Tom Hanks and Are We Done Yet? with Ice Cube.
Verdict: Just watch the movie unless you are remodeling or building a home and need to read about someone who has it worse than you.
Trying to forget my own home ownership troubles,
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