Where did the week go? I guess I have been so busy with house stuff, the days seem to sneak past me! To be honest, it had been 4 days since I last washed my hair (clean tonight)….But, ya know, with all of the sanding dust that flies around lately, it didn’t even get greasy. Drywall dust just happens to be a fantastic oil-absorbing hair product! So, what’s been happening this week, you ask? What has been taking up each and every moment of my free time? Painting! It started with a crew of 3 (plus me) last weekend.
Mom and Aunt B. put in a 10-hour first day, and a long second day. Hubby likes to roll like a bat outta hell (so there were some touch-ups necessary), but he was also on kid-duty most of the weekend, so I could be free to paint. Soooo nice! Before we started, there was a wallpaper border to come down in the boys’ room, some sanding and cleaning. Mom got very well-acquainted with the shop-vac those 2 days…(Sorry for your sore back, Mom!) We got first-coats on the 3 upstairs bedrooms. YAY! We did a light gray-blue in the boys’ room, light gray-violet in daughter’s, and I chose a warm gray for the master (also fairly light).
Most days this week, I toiled (happily) away at the second coats in the three bedrooms. Time flies when your hand has a paintbrush in it! Of course, there were other people in the house, and periodic distractions concerning the project (all good!), but mostly, my days were quiet and enjoyable. My love of this house grows with every little improvement!
Yesterday, the last of the really messy stuff (more dust) was happening.
The professional painters started today. I painted upstairs while they prepped everything. We’re talking hours and hours of putting up plastic and taping. The “Amateurs” did no such thing. We were just careful….(And we didn’t use a sprayer.)
More painting to come by another crew, this weekend. My father-in-law just retired, selling his decorating company, last year. So you know what that means! He has time and talent, and he will be coming to spruce up the upstairs bathrooms with fresh coats on the vanities and walls. I will be his assistant, and maybe work on other upstairs hall trim too. Carpeting is scheduled for next Wednesday, so it would be super great to be done with all things needing paint before then!