Saturday, June 4, 2016

Finally! Painting begins!

Today is the day. After months of trying to figure out what color of paint. Gypsum is the color I finally decided on and I hope it is the color in my mind. Here are the before pictures. This is William's old bedroom.

I never noticed how many angles these upstairs rooms have. Then I noticed that every room in the house has angles.

Here is the next part we will paint it is the part over the stairs.

The ceilings are about 15 feet. I rarely got on those shelves that you see that are so dusty now, because I shake so bad getting on them to clean them It takes me a bit of time to get over my fear of heights and I spend days psyching myself up. I just don't know who will paint this. Which means Ron.

I think with any job its the starting. There will be lots and lots of cleaning out. We have lived here now 15 years. Longer than I have ever lived in any house in my entire life. The boys are going to get their man cave.
I guess the lesson here is when you are the two youngest and you had to put up with the most from the older ones, you end up getting to have lots of room to yourselves.

Here are the painting things we had to buy. We haven't painted in 15 years either. So everything had to be new.

Hopefully I will get to show you after pictures sooner than later. Oh one more thing this made me laugh yesterday. I guess that now Bigfoots making themselves known. If the park service makes an announcement.

Anyway have a great Saturday,

“Looking backward through life, one can see the points of change like great locks through which one glides on a flood wave, so smoothly, on such irresistible power that one is hardly aware of any movement. But life is never the same again. One has gone through the lock and lives on a new level.”
― Mary O'Hara, Green Grass of Wyoming



Alica said...

Before and after pictures are so fun!! Can't wait to see the I'm sure you're anxious to be able to take them! :) I'm not a fan of heights either...that's one of the reasons there's 50 year old (seriously!!) wallpaper on our one stairwell. It's an open stairwell that goes up two stories on the one side. Have fun!

Joy said...

I know what you mean about starting a project... I have some like that, I keep looking at them and keep telling myself I need to get started on them. (sigh)

Anonymous said...

All the best for your project to get completed with good finish in work.

Gumbo Lily said...

Looks like you've got a big job to tackle, but it will be so nice when it's completed.
Bigfoot!! I want to see him!! My son is an avid hiker and he calls himself the Gentle Sasquatch (aka: Bigfoot).

TexWisGirl said...

good luck with painting. a task i do not like.

Kim said...

The hardest part is just convincing yourself to start. Can't wait to see the after pics. Bigfoot?? Really?? LOL

Gail said...

It's always exciting to freshen things up. The guys will love it.

I want to see those pictures of Big Foot!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Picking out a paint color is so darn hard. There are just too many choices and who thinks up all those color names?
Happy Sunday :)

Pom Pom said...

Yes, really. Bigfoot! We believe, right?
Just the thought of all that painting makes my back hurt, Kim! You DO have lots of angles!
I hope it goes well! xo

Bonnie K said...

My husband LOVES your big foot handout. I love to paint. I love all of the angles. Very interesting. Have fun painting.

baili said...

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Danice G said...

Beautiful paint choice. The room's angles are very creative. Bigfoot? Well, after many years of thinking of it as a possibility, I concluded that not likely possible. believers say that there are no bones b/c bigfoots bury their dead. Well, so do humans (bury our dead), but we still find human bones. Plus, the law of averages, at some time in history a bigfoot would have been photographed clearly. 'Odd how all alleged bigfoot photos are blurry... 'Just saying :)

Debbie said...

oooh good luck with the painting kim, looks like a big job!! forget about after pictures...i want to see pictures of big foot!!! ;)))) hehehehe

Kerin said...

Yay! It will be so nice to get your painting done this summer, and cross that project off the list. I know that you've been wanting to paint for a while now :)

Best of luck with all of your projects!


Debbie said...

How exciting! I love a painting project...though this looks like a BIG one. I'll be watching for those finished pics. Have a good week!