It has been a busy day around here! But, well worth it!!
Last week, I mentioned that we had purchased several gallons of paint (in three different colors). Well, the buckets have been sitting in a back bedroom since then…untouched. I kind of wondered how long it would take us to get around to doing something with them…it only took us 8 months to finalize the colors, and purchase the paint!
But, this morning after breakfast, Jason pulled our “ignormous” (a Hannah-isim meaning enormous) tub of painting supplies out of the garage and got to work!!
Jason (and Hannah) taped off the ceiling, and I took care of the baseboards, and trim. And then we were ready to get started!
Hannah did a great job of entertaining herself while we worked today. She had fun playing dolls, coloring, reading books, and watching a movie. And, she loved to come down and peek over from the stairway to check on our progress, or complement our painting skills, or – how cute is this? – remind us not to touch the paint until it was dry. (Never mind that we were already covered in paint spatters!)
In just a few hours of hard work, we were able to get the entry, the living room, and downstairs hallway finished, as well as part of the kitchen/dining room area. (We need to get a little more paint before we are able to finish the kitchen!)
The change is pretty drastic. This morning, the room had white walls and trim, beige linoleum, and not-quite-white carpet. While we couldn’t really do anything about the carpet and linoleum, the walls are now a cozy shade of “Coffee” brown. (Who names these colors, anyway? Wouldn’t that be a fun job!?) And, while I think it all too appropriate, the name of this particular color did not have any bearing on the final choice. We used it in our previous house, and loved it…so, I was very happy to see that it would be a good fit here as well!
Here is a little before and after comparison…
The “before” picture (on the left) was taken at Easter…but, aside from being a gratuitous shot of my very fun, very adorable daughter, it was taken in the same spot as the “after” picture (on the right), so you can get a little glimpse of how different it looks. We love it…and, so does our little zoo…I think…it’s hard to tell with them…
Actually, I don’t think they care one bit about the new paint color. I think they are just glad that they are once again free to roam the house.