Thursday, May 1, 2008

Vacation Day?

The painting is going great! The painter came back on Monday and has been painting all week. The great room is finished, the master bed and bath is completed and the entry way by the front door is done. It is costing a bit more than expected because it needs 2 coats of paint on everything, which is not what the painter anticipated. I have learned one very important lesson with this painting deal, Get Everything In Writing!!! I apparently misunderstood some pricing. AC will be home on Friday and check over the bill. I will post more about this later.

I decided to change the paint color on Monday. Only the color of the main floor hallways and the upstairs hallway. Not a big deal, just more paint. I went 2 shades darker than the great room. Hopefully it will be enough of a difference to notice. Originally we just picked out one color, then AC made a good point about wanting the different areas to be different colors.

We had a wallpaper border, the only wallpaper in the house thankfully, in the 1/2 bath on the main floor and I took it all off on Tuesday after work. This is the bathroom that has the trim painted dark moss green. I bought primer to cover dark colors, so I would like to start painting this as soon as possible.

I am taking a vacation day tomorrow. I am hoping to paint the window sill in the great room. We are not paying the painter to paint trim, because that should be something that we can do. He did paint the trim that is 6 inches wide around the staircase. The previous owners painted it the same color as the walls. It looks nice and bright now. The caulking on the top of the trim where it meets the wall makes a huge difference. It makes it look brand new. Hopefully I can make the rest of the trim look as good. I am just going to take my time and use a small brush.

Friday night is girls night and we are doing dinner and then watching "Made of Honor." Then on Saturday I have a breast cancer 12 hour crop. The perfect way to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day! It will be a busy weekend. Have a good one!


Sarah C. said...

Hope you have a fun weekend! Sounds like a busy week. Curious to know what you think of the movie, it looks cute in previews. :)

toners said...

You've had quite a time of it!! Looking forward to hearing all about the movie :)