January 17, 2011

painting marathon has begun...

 We've started the massive job of painting the kids rooms.  I took everything off Olivia's walls, including her curtains, a few days ago and spackled all the holes.  It took all day to paint the little pink room so I don't even want to start on Justin's yet.  He's got higher ceilings, yuk!

We hit the jackpot when we found an entire gallon of paint with our address on it in the garage.  Took it to the paint store who told us it was still good paint.  Not bad for living in the extreme heat and cold of the garage for nearly 3 years.  However, our luck turned sour when the paint would come off the wall every time we'd roller over a drying patch.  The builders used cheap paint so even though we saved a bit of money, we had to put two coats of beige on the wall.

After the kids went to bed, Olivia slept on her mattress in her brother's room, Ryan and I used the little paint we had left and applied a second coat. 

 This morning I finished up by painting the trim, door and window sill.  Her room now looks like it did when we first moved in...tear!  Just have to paint the built-in shelves in her closet and her room is officially done.  She's already asked to have her pink room back, but I've assured her that for her new room, she can help pick out everything that is pink and she's a bit happier now. 

5 comments:

Am Ampersand A said...

It's still an adorable room. I love her Disney princess kitchen.

Erika said...

Wow! Painting is a massive job!! I am nervous because we will be leaving in a year! Are you guys renting out your place or are you going to sell? Hope all is well!

Tina said...

She loves the princess kitchen too, as well as Justin, hehe.

Yes, painting the kids rooms is a massive job but your home, Erika, is beautiful. Just follow the advise of your Realtor and you'll be fine.

Tina said...

Oh, and we're selling the house but renting is always an option.

The Whitefields said...

Wow! What a change paint can make to a room. Your house is beautiful. I don't think you will have a problem selling :)