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!


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!

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)