Friday, October 2, 2009

Painting fun

I've been wanting to repaint my entryway all summer,
from the Caribbean green it is to something lighter and
more cheery. The primer and tape have been waiting
for me, but I just never found the time.

So, yesterday was the day.

After I got the kids off to school I got busy.
You never realize how much junk is packed into an
area until you have to clean it out. I was amazed at
how many badminton racquet's, baseball hats, gloves,
rocks (yes, rocks), horse brushes and other miscellaneous
items had been stuffed behind our little bench.
Not to mention something had been spilled on the rug
under the bench that I had to scrape off, nasty whatever it was.

The green paint I was covering was so dark it took four
thick coats of primer to cover. Needless to say I only had
enough primer for the main part and will have to get more
for the area where we hang the coats.

Also, my tape disappeared and I had to free hand all the trim.
I'm not the best painter, so if you come to my house don't
look too close, okay..

Tomorrow I'll be getting more primer and actually picking out
the final color. I know, painting a room and not knowing what
color I want it to end up is odd, but I had to start somewhere
and I know for sure it will be some shade of yellow.


tainterturtles said...

Good luck with your painting project. I bet the color will look really nice. It's always fun to brighten up your house with fresh paint. Too bad it's just so darn much work!!!!!!

Aunt Krissy said...

I can't wait to see it. With yellow it will be bright and cheery when you come home on a cold snowy day.