Seriously, no one? You're all heartless.
I say that with love.
|It's too much for Archie to bear.|
I started painting my bedroom yesterday. It made sense since I spent all of last year's Memorial Day painting my kitchen and it was the last time I painted anything. My kitchen has a sloped ceiling that is 10-12 feet on one side and it took me 2 coats of primer and 4 coats of paint to cover the previous color and I'm still emotionally scarred. This year I didn't put a lot of pressure on myself (seeing as it IS a holiday and normal people are hanging out at lakes eating hot dogs) and decided that if I could get the trim done this weekend I would be happy.
That being said I had this epiphany on my way home from the paint store yesterday (my apologies to them that I showed up right after my 5 mile run in air so humid it felt and looked like I was running in bath water...but didn't smell like it, I'm sure) that I should paint my closet too. I moved into my apartment 6 years ago and I painted the whole thing over the course of a month before I moved in but I never did the closet since I was in a time crunch. It had a quick paint job on it from my landlords but nothing that looked great and it really needed a refreshing.
Yesterday I managed to get one window painted (I wanted it done asap so that I could get my AC in), the closet doors painted, the inside of the closet painted, my bedroom door painted and the trim along the closet wall. I also went through my closet and cleared out some clothes and shoes that I don't use so it all took a lot longer than I expected. I had plans to do more today but I found the Deadliest Catch marathon and I need to leave for work in a few hours so I figured I could do it next weekend. After last year's kitchen fiasco I figured what's the rush?
I tried to take pictures but on my iphone the colors look exactly the same. Trust me though that the new shiny white is SO much better than the old dingy 6 year old off white.
I finally chose a wall color too and it's Stonington Grey by Benjamin Moore. It's a permanent color but I found it in the Pottery Barn Winter 2010 color selection swatches (since I never throw them away). Every room but my living room is now a Pottery Barn color which makes sense because if I could set up camp in the middle of that store and never leave I would be the happiest girl ever.
Here's what it looks like in a few bedroom pictures I found online:
I seriously can't wait until it's done, I am BEYOND excited! The light pink in the first room is making me rethink the hot pink sheets I have though...typical.