Friday, October 24, 2008

The paint

So, some input on what we were up against.

See the light? It used to be over about 14 inches. They apparently used part of this room when they built on the room Bill and I have, and didn't re-center the light.

So we did.

See the boards? They didn't want to tape the joints. So they boarded them. Nice, huh? And then, get this, they caulked them. Crazy. This just means instead of rolling the whole ceiling you have to use a brush on the boards and each side of each board. Then you can roller in between. There are three boards, just so you know.
They wanted to put a door over this closet. It's what's left from what they took from this room, they kept it on this side. To put a door they didn't want to custom, so the door was about three inches wider than the opening, and they trimmed it out, and painted the trim, that's right, and about an inch of the blue paint on either side. It took four extra swipes of primer to cover the mess of it, but we did!
This is the closet we re-did to get rid of the sliding doors that broke. It also gives a closet for kids, and a closet for MOM!! In a house with 3 bedrooms, 4 kids, and no basement, storage is at a premium.

But we never bought the trim for it. It's next on the list.

They painted the outlets. Blue. So we have to change them out.

This little eyesore still exists. Another throwback to the 70s, we need to buy a plate to cover it.
So, before:
The ceiling:
And done!!:

We don't need no stinkin' drop cloth!!

Oh, ok, we did.
The best part... the second coat of primer and the paint I did ALL BY MYSELF!! I was very proud!


Memories by Melissa Photography said...

very nice!!! I love the colors!!! Can't wait to see it in person.

Stinson Family said...

It looks great! You all did a wounderful job on the room.

Nicki said...

Woohoo! Congratulations! you did all that with kids LIVING in there too. It looks great.

Ashleigh said...

Seriously so impressed! Especially with the moving of a light fixture. I've needed to paint this tiny bathroom since we moved it and I just can't work up to it. Maybe this winter. . .