I’m not sure you guys knew this but I took up a painting project last week. I ahem, I mean, The Husband painted the kitchen Roasted Red Pepper 2 years ago. It was not a fun paint project and he told me something like this; ‘it’ll be snowing in…the Sahara before I paint this room again.’ After about a year that Roasted Red Pepper had worn me out. I love the deep brick red color. But what I discovered is that I love it as an accent. A splash here and there. Not slathered all over the walls. So I decided to paint. I didn’t tell The Husband, until I was committed … right about here: one wall primed, 1 coat. It would take 2 heavy coats of primer to cover that red…
This did not make The Husband happy. He felt certain that I’d start and then hurt my hand and he’d have to finish! I can not imagine what gave him that crazy idea.
Not only did I finish this project all by my lonesome, I did it FAST! Well, for me it was fast…2 1/2 days! My hands have arthritis, my thumb joint in particular which needs to be replaced. But Hallelujah ! My hands held out! Here is the reason I had to finish fast…
I can’t stand a mess, so once it started looking like this:
For the love of pete and all that’s holy, I HAD to get this over with!!!!!
Taaa Daaa! All done! (Do you know what movie is playing???)
I want to put a picture where those metal thingys are…Let me know if you have an idea…
I like the color…it’s Mesa Tan by Sherwin Williams.It’s calmer than the roasted red pepper and I can add some red here and there~
When I tweeted about my painting project I got several tweets from a Behr paint rep. Oh the power of Twitter! He had some good points…maybe I’ll try Behr next paint job! The Sherwin Williams covered great with ONE coat! I was careful applying the coat and refilled my roller and brush more often than usual, but I’m kinda tickled with the paint. It DID however, take 2 good heavy coats of Kilz to completely cover the red. Red is a hard color to paint on a wall. And a hard color to cover! That’s my story and I’m stickin to it.
The movie playing was Sleepless In Seattle . I can not get enough of this movie. I love to watch this one then watch You’ve Got Mail. And if I’m really in the mood for a cherry on top, I throw in Serendipity!
Well, I’m happy with the results and thrilled that I did it all by my little lonesome! It’s fun to do a project right before we start the race towards the Holidays!!!
Are you doing an Autumn project? Do tell!
I’m linking to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch where there are lots of before and afters! You’ll love looking around this blog party Peeps! Happy Monday~