11.15.2012

Painting...and Patience

     If you have been following along, you may remember I mentioned my husband painting our family room.  In fact, I said I "tricked" him into it.  Ha!  He later said, "ya know I read your blog".
     The real story is...this room had a gross color (and yes I picked it over ten years ago when I assume I was in some kind of pregnancy coma!?).  Of course, I have been hinting about repainting it for...years!  Many times I would mention that we could hire it done.  To which Mr. Living (it cracks me up when bloggers refer to their husbands this way) would say "go ahead".  Well, deep down I knew he didn't mean this, but maybe he did??  Finally, it was time to take matters into my own hands!  I found the color I wanted, got a sample, tried it out on the wall, and researched four painters I was prepared to call for quotes.  (I also might have mentioned to my husband that I hoped those painters would be "young and hot cute").  I asked my husband if he wanted to be part of the hiring process.  Soon after, he said "I'll paint".  I jokingly told him I would "give him a try" on the family room only (my real plans include the kitchen, foyer, stairway, and second floor hallway, not a small job). 

In the beginning...
     I must say, my "painter" has been quite diligent.  The room has been in a bit of chaos for two weeks, however, it is now relatively put back together.  If "my painter" can finish cleaning up and help me hang a few things back on the wall -- I may just hire him for the next phase of this painting project!  In the meantime, thank you for taking on this project (and thank you for letting me share this with all of you in hopes that my husband reads my blog)!!  Wink, wink.
     Hoping to have a full room photo after we get some final touches taken care of.*



The Process...


I know, my captions are backwards.  Lighting makes SUCH a difference with color, doesn't it?

My Painter Forgot to Clean Up the Rest of His Supplies
 *this is not a designer blog!
 

6 comments:

Nancy said...

Room looks great! I think you will love the lighter color in there. I too threatened to finish a project (basement) by hiring an outsider . . . BAD idea! Hubby was not happy, but guess what, it still isn't done, I dont think I can win!

RockinMom said...

It looks great!

yaya said...

I love looking at other people's projects. I love that they aren't mine! I repainted our livingroom not long ago. The paint color on the chip and on the can lid looked nothing like the paint on the wall. I'd love to blame it on the day/night light but I think it's just my poor judgement! Oh well, it's OK and I'll live with for a bit but someday it will be gone! I can't imagine calling my hubby "Mr. Pines...or Mr. Whisper..wait, that actually is a possibility..Mr. Whisper. Forget it, it sounds like a cat's name.

Annmarie Pipa said...

bet you just love it!!!

Donna said...

GO, GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE, GO!!!!

RockinMom said...

Missing your updates.