Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Painting Projects

We have been doing all kinds of home improvement projects that all involve painting.  Over the weekend, I painted a little console table that sits by the front door.  And we painted the living room.  And our bedroom.  Today, I'm painting the bathroom.  Because now that I've started, I just CAN'T STOP.

Eventually I will do pictures and have a big exciting reveal and we'll all pretend this is fancy home decorating blog.  But right now I'm still trying to get things put back together and figure out what I want to put back up on the walls and what I want to move around and how I can possibly thin out the number of bobbleheads in my living room (so they are all confined to one curio cabinet) without my husband noticing...

My kitchen looked like this all weekend:

That's a lot of paint.  Also paint samples - we got three, hated all of them, got three more.  Because we like spending more money on samples than it would have cost to buy a gallon of paint.  Also that's Chinese take out in the paper bag.
Now I'm about to make another trip to Home Depot so I can get started on this crazy bathroom project.

If you think that being busy with these projects has helped distract me and make things easier, you'd be right.  Of course I think all the time that we wouldn't be doing this stuff if Eliza were here.  I realize that sadness will never go away.  But as I told David last night, I miss Eliza as much as I ever did, but ordinary life has gotten a little less painful.

Or maybe I'm high on paint fumes.

(Just kidding--we got low VOC paint.)

Anybody else finding nice distractions from their worries?  Are you having similar bursts of productivity in the hot days of August or just laying low?  Got any tips for painting stripes in a bathroom?  (I'll let you know how that goes).


  1. Oh good. I'm glad you'll update eventually because I was a little underwhelmed by the paint cans and Chinese takeout. ;)

    I know the house distraction projects all TOO well.

    And the stripes. Hah. I am lucky to even paint walls a solid color properly. Good luck!

    Also, I'd like to see a picture of your new office with all your fancy degrees and stuff. Maybe even trophies? That would be awesome.

  2. I can't wait for the big reveal! No clue about the stripes, sorry. Someday I'll have to write about the time I painted my living room the color of depression. Then I had to convince my husband I had to repaint it RIGHT NOW. It involved crying and him thinking I was insane. He may have been right. But it's all better now. :))

  3. I always buy paint and HATE it... Sucks. :(

    Glad to see your house looks as mine did during my bathroom reno ;)