Can I just come right out and say it? -I HATE painting. It’s miserable and awful and no fun. Sure, I love the finished product, but the process to getting there, well, sucks.
First off I’m convinced all of those cute little house blogs you see where people paint their whole darn house in a weekend are lies. The only way it could successfully happen is because:
a) These people have too much time on their hands.
b) These people do not have a crazy three year old.
c) These people are secretly professional painters or something of the like.
It’s one of the above, or maybe a combination, that allows people to be way more productive in the painting department than I will ever be.
I didn’t even finish my kitchen. Yep, I’m a little embarrassed to actually say that out loud, let alone put it in writing, but unfortunately it’s true. I went into the house Saturday all, “Whoo! Let’s do this!” and left a couple of hours later all, “This sucks and I’m never painting again.”
Here’s a before shot:
This is the only blank wall in the kitchen and well, if there WAS an after, only the cutting in around the doors, baseboard, and ceiling (thanks, hubby, for conquering the ladder for me!) would be done. Oops.
And well, I didn’t even bother with an after. However, I did take this picture of my little man while we were having a picnic lunch in the middle of the living room:
Love this little cheeser! :)
And this is the color I used, Behr color matched to Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray:
This is probably going to appear in more than one room in our house! :)
But sorry, that’s all you get for now!
In my defense, apart from the crazy three year old and really not planning the little time I did have wisely, my biggest excuse is being pregnant. The use of ladders is out, and it’s really hard to properly paint 9 foot ceilings when you can hardly reach the top of door frames, let alone the top of the wall. Plus I wasn’t really feeling the greatest, which put a damper on my get up and go. I know, excuses, excuses.
Maybe it will get done after all the moving is wrapped up this week and we are actually living at the new house. Maybe by the end of next weekend? That’s gonna be my goal, but no promises, okay? :)
Oh, and the official grand tour of the house is almost ready to post… I just have a few more finishing touches and then I will share! :)