Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I hesitate to even mention it...

but I am going to paint.  I HATE to paint.  I do not know how to paint.  I get paint everywhere when I paint.  The walls look awful when I paint.  And, did I say I hate to paint? 

So, why am I doing it?  Because I have a limited budget.  Here is the situation:  The girls need (I'd like to think it's not just momma who wants it) a new room.  From top to bottom (literally).  Here is the problem:  We do not have limitless funds.  Here is the solution (step 1 - there are about 200 in case you were wondering):  I will paint so that I have a little more money to spend on the other 3000 things I want for them.

Since I am having to suffer, I figure you guys can suffer a little, too.  No blog posts for awhile.  Collective AWWWW.  If I never come back - send help (as in:  a painter that you guys will pay for).

JUST IN CASE this endeavour is remotely successful (I have huge doubts), I took some "befores." (I am also buying a large case of beer at Costco tomorrow and I have the best, best recipe for brownies like EVER - more on the brownies later after I at least get one wall - or half a wall - done.)  I also have a Pinterest board on girls' room ideas (feel free to give me some great ideas). 


Despite how the girls' room looks I am not afraid of color.  (See the "High Strung Green" hallway paint?  I did not paint that.)

I have to tell myself, "I am painting for bunk beds."

Yes, it's small and crowded.
Wish me luck!  And I'll be back sometime!

7 comments:

Shannon said...

Can't you get Kelly to help? She is really good at paining and she actually likes it, sick I know.

Good luck I hope you all survive.

Becky said...

Good luck! It's pretty much my least favorite thing. I hope it goes okay for you.

Anonymous said...

Good luck! I have stripped wallpaper in 4 rooms in this house, and painted all of them. I am not any good at all, but it looks better than the 70's wallpaper did!
~whatimeant2say

Monica said...

painting is not my gig. i am WAY out of my comfort zone. that said - paint is going ON THE WALLS - soon. going to prep and let dry tomorrow and actually buy the paint. then should be able to start next week. thanks for the good luck - - i'll need all i can get. :o)

Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

I am so not dometicated.

Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

I am so not domesticated and talented with things like painting, decorating, etc.

Monica said...

@Leigh - oh I am waaaaaaaaay out of my comfort zone. Just hoping that I have made good decisions and that my painting will not look so bad that I have to hire someone to fix it. ;o) Super happy that I am not the only one. ;o)

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