Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I'm up to my knees in paint!

The painting has begun at the house.  I finally decided that I can no longer take the ickyness (yes I made up this word) that the previous owners left behind.  I say ickyness :0) just because some of the colors are NOT what I would choose for myself.  Not that they are bad colors by any means.  My first pet peeve is that both the dining room and what we are making Bug’s play room were painted exactly the same.  And they are the first two rooms you see when you walk into the house.  I definitely did not like that.  And I also discovered while painting over the weekend another thing I think I did not like about the original color scheme.  There is chair rail in both of these rooms and the previous owners put the lighter color on the bottom and the darker color on the top.  This is not appealing to the eye in my opinion – almost makes the room feel as if it is floating upside down, if that makes any sense?!  So anyways I spent a lot of hours this weekend diligently painting what will be the dining room – that is when we can afford to get a nice dining room table.   The previous owners did not pay much attention to detail and I can see now in the finished – well almost finished – product where they made mistakes.  They must not have taped off the walls because there is a lot of the old blue on the white trim.  So even after I meticulously taped off the walls and was oh so careful while I did my trim work, I will have to go back and do some touching up with white paint along the basebaords and chair rail.  Oh and one quick rant about blue painting tape – I HATE IT!  I have yet to find a tape that works how it is supposed to - and I've tried a lot of them to get this right.  This time I used 3M brand and in some places it stuck so tight I could barely get it off and in some places it didn’t stick at all and paint went through.  Argh.    What a battle – but it will NOT hinder me from my love of painting.  I may not be quick about it and may make a colossal mess in the process but I absolutely love the feeling of seeing hard work pay off in the end with a beautful "new" room! {Furniture to be added later!}



Please don't mind the somewhat wavy pictures - i used the Panorama App on my phone (which I LOVE but it can be a slight bit difficult to use and line up correctly!) but you get the idea! 

So what do you think??

Happy Tuesday!! 
 Two days away from a FOUR DAY WEEKEND!

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