So far we have painted the Dining Room (Olive Branch), the Living room (Rockport Gray), the Hallway (Rockport Gray), the Kitchen (Stratton Blue), and Laundry "room" (Sunrise)
Lu and I have a great system of painting down....I don't like taping because it always seems to bleed underneath the tape. So instead...I go around with the small brush and do all the edges ( I actually enjoy this, i think it's just relaxing or something. ) then Lucas fills in all the middles with the roller....he's pretty good at edges too but I don't think he enjoys it the way i do...lol.
Also...I have decided that ceiling painting is to be done only by people over 6 feet. lol....it's tough work!
The previous owners were a little bit sloppy when it came to painting so Becky and I pulled out the goof off and the Q-tips and went around all the moulding in the dining rom and living room to get all the ceiling paint off of it. It was alot of tedious work but, the end result was worth it.
Our next project is new carpeting in the living room... the old carpet was icky and I'm pretty certain had fleas. We bought a remnant piece of carpet and are hoping to get it installed sometime next week. We are also pulling up the carpet in the hallway to expose the wood floors but, per Lucas' request, we are leaving the carpet in the bedrooms.
I've been looking for a small table for our kitchen...I wanted a solid wood, 36" round one with drop leafs. Kind of picky I know but, it would just be perfect for the space. So I've looked and looked and found a few options but everything I found was either in poor condition, too expensive or too big. Then my sweet office manager, Michelle, told me one day that she had a little table that she didn't need and wanted to know if lucas and I could use it. Well... we went to look at it and it is a sturdy 36" round drop-leaf little oaken beauty in good condition! Perfect! So now it resides in the kitchen by the widow with 11 paint cans, sand paper, a ladder, two tool boxes, and an assortment of other painting supplies. I'll be glad when it can stand alone.
We are going to wallpaper our bathroom. I'm just kind of excited about that. It will be fun to do something different on the walls. Wallpaper is making a come back so I've been scoping out all the newest designs at work and I think I've found the perfect one. But before the wallpaper comes more painting (of course). The ceiling, the beadboard and the cabinets all nedd a fresh coat of paint in the bathroom. But since I am ready to see the paper up... i am motivated to get that stuff painted!!! : )
Lucas has been doing a side job on the weekends for some extra money and so I've decided that this weekend I SHALL MOW THE YARD! lol...it needs to be done and I hate for him to work all morning and then mow all afternoon... so I'm gonna give it a go. I'll let you know how it works out. : )
Well....I will put up more pictures soon...Love you all. xoxo