Monday, January 19, 2009


This weekend was filled with minor home improvement projects, some weather proofing, some decorating.
I hadn't intended to do much painting in this house since it is just a rental, but Julia wanted some color in her room, and who can blame her, basic beige is so boring! So we picked a color, ran it past the landlords and the scene was set for a weekend of painting.
Before you knew it, Julia's room went from this...

To this!
It's really a lovely blue and it takes the whole mermaid/under the sea thing to another level.
But we had almost an entire gallon left... what to do?
Paint the laundry room!
And that's when it all went south. One second the paint can was firmly placed on the top of the dryer and the next, it was on the floor, spilling out half of it's contents!

After a short panic, I decided not to let that paint go to waste and used the floor as my paint tray. Why not?! I wasn't going to make it any worse.

Things didn't go exactly as planned and I wore an awful lot of paint, but I managed to get the room done and I think it looks pretty good. With four kids, the laundry room gets a lot of use, so it may as well be a pleasant place to be.

As for the mess...most of the paint that was on the floor came up without too much resistance. I'll tackle the rest another day.


Leslie said...

way to make lemonade out of lemons...nice color

Chris said...

I like your new picture and snow. I feel like I've seen it somewhere before... hmmmmm....

Colleen said...

Quincy just said today, "If life gives you lemons, your lemonade is still going to suck unless it gives you sugar and water too!"

And yes, Chris, I stole the snow from Leslie... I needed it!

Leslie said...

did you do your cooking thing this week? for Cuba?

Grammie/Mom said...

clever, using the floor. I also like the color.