Tuesday, February 16, 2010

~ Our Little Disaster Zone ~

We're getting ready to paint our dinning room and living room. Look at all the stuff you need for this project. Brushes, rollers, pans, rags, tape, patching materials and on and on and on.

The prepping was a big job. Everything had to come off the walls and I emptied one hutch, the desk, a small cabinet and undressed my heart tree. I washed all the plates from the walls and the hutch dishes plus woodwork. Carl had a ton of patching and smoothing to do. He stopped counting the holes at 60, but there were lots more. I guess you can tell I like to hang stuff on the walls.


Lots of dishes were packed in crates and others we just put on the table and this hutch. When we are ready to do this wall most of these thing will have been put away.



This just looks like a disaster zone...all the furniture is pushed to the center of the living room so we could paint this one wall. Can you see our new color? It's Sage and I love it...we will have two accent walls and the other walls will be a pretty Ivory tone. Tomorrow is our stitching night but we're skipping getting together...


There's no where to sit......maybe we should have a painting party, I like that idea....


Well, every bone in my body hurts, I've had a nice hot shower and I'm ready to say night, night. Tomorrow will be here before I know it...sleep tight. hugs, Linda





17 comments:

Mildred said...

That is going to be lovely. I sympathize with your sore muscles - painting always gives me a stiff neck and sore hands. It will all be worth it - can't wait to see the finished rooms.

Marjorie said...

That does look awful, lol. I am going to have to go through this soon with my house which has not seen paint for about 17 years and am not looking forward to it. BTW, have you heard of the 3M Command picture hanging strips? I just discovered them and think they are fantastic. No more holes!

Michelle said...

Wow! You weren't kidding.. no place to sit ~ although I think I see some stitching on Q snaps in one of those chairs?? I'm gonna pass on the painting party idea.. have fun :)

P.S. Eat chocolate while you paint.. it helps.

Jackie said...

Oh Linda, I feel for you. We plan on starting our basement this summer and I am already dreading it. We will be living in chaos for months!!! Hope everything goes smoothly for you.

God bless.

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Hi Linda (:) Oh it will turn out lovely- there is always a storm before the calm (:)
OH that is good--perfume counter in a wonderful store-- you always think in such a positive way (thats
why
we
all
like
you
so
much)
:) hugs,patty

Marydon Ford said...

G'eve, Linda ~ You are going to be so thrilled with the changes you are creating by painting ... it will all be worth it. Anxious to see it done.

Have a beautiful day ~
Hugs, Marydon

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So much work, but so well worth it in the end. Be good to yourself! blessings,Kathleen

Stitch Wizard said...

Hi Linda: Oh your room is going to be so pretty when you finish! I hate to paint but the finished walls make it all so worth it! My brother lives in Simi Valley. I too have Brandi and Chucky, dogs that I adore!!

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

It will all be soooo worth it when your done.Its going to be so lovely!!
Diane

Nancy said...

Oh Linda,
I so want to paint my kitchen, but I hate to think of just what you are going through. I have soooo much stuff. I know your rooms will look wonderful when finished.
Nancy

Siobhan said...

Just keep your eye on the prize... it'll be worth all the hassle in the end! I hate the prep part, taking everything down, cleaning, sorting, etc.--but the color is soooo pretty and will be nice and soothing. I'm looking forward to the 'after' pics! :)

Always smiling said...

Hi Linda
When you're finished can you come and do our hall stairs and landing please??? LOL
It badly needs it and we hate DIY still I am sure your room will be fantastic So will our hall one day in the distant future.
Love and Blessings
Chris x

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It is always a mess before the beauty! Can't wait to see it...have fun!!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Linda, Getting ready to do the job is the hardest part. Love the color and can't wait to see the finished room. xoxo

Carolyn said...

I want to see a picture of "BIG BROTHER" painting!!! Wish I could be there to help. Looks like a lot of work to me. HAVE FUN BROTHER...,....

Florence and Mary said...

Can't wait to finished results and I'm sure it'll be worth it.

Victoria xx

Love Bears All Things said...

Prep work is the hardest. Daughter loves to paint and I don't mind being her helper when she wants to do it but I let her tape everything.
Major project you're taking on here but I know it will look great when you're finished.
Mama Bear