Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fixing up the house!

So...we finally broke down and bought some paint for our living room. We have lived in this house for close to a year and not a day went by that we didn't mention how badly we wanted to paint our living room. See, our lovely home was built in 1984. For those of you who don't know, that was the era of wood paneled walls. I know, sounds beautiful doesn't it?! ;) It wasn't bad, but you couldn't see any of our furniture or wall decor because it all blended in with the walls. It was like a nice camo effect. While we were just happy to have a home of our own, we were sick of the wood look. Just wasn't our thing. We began on Sunday.
We had no idea what we were in for. I did a lot of painting in college and I quickly remembered why I was so happy for that job to end. We started with the primer--first coat took almost 5 hours! It was about 1:30am when we finished the second coat of primer and hit the sack.We got up the next morning and began the first coat of paint. We naively thought we would get away with 1 coat...we were sorely mistaken. Two coats of paint and 10 hours later, the walls were complete. I forgot how sore painting can make you...we were both hobbling around the house last nite and this morning!

We think it looks pretty good!! Our living room looks so much bigger and brighter! We're pretty proud of ourselves! The kitchen is next...stay tuned.....

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