Monday, December 15, 2008

The Best Christmas Present EVER!!

I bought 7 gallons and one quart of paint today.
  • 2 gallons white for my kitchen and baseboards
  • 2 gallons of "New Brick" reddish brown for my living room
  • 2 gallons ceiling paint
  • 1 gallon tinted primer
  • 1 quart white primer to cover all the patched spots in my kitchen
I'm sure I'll have enough--I'll let you know if I got too much. :) I wanted to show y'all what our place looks like now. I'm in the middle of folding laundry right now, so it's a little messy, but you'll get the idea.

This is part of our living room. The love sac is usually up against the wall, but we're hosting a gaming party for the priests in our ward in a couple days, and we need to project on to that wall (projector courtesy of the MTC...) That also explains my old sound system on the floor. You gotta have sound! If you look closely you can see the patch marks on the wall. I can't wait till those are gone...


Our sitting area. Complete with poofy chair and laundry bin. :) And hey! Check our our gramma lamp! We found that in the garage. Or storage room. Basically the same thing. Eventually we'll get matching lamps.


Another view of our sitting area, with our chunky monkey fireplace and the cedar chest turned end table that I made in high school.


Our office is on the same wall as the fireplace, just to the right. Yeah. It's pretty much in the kitchen. But there's enough room, and a hard floor, which is nice for our rollie-chairs. :)


Our kitchen. If you look super close you can see the ridiculously terrible job on the wall. They guy who put in the countertop didn't bother to properly patch the wall before hand. So there's about two inched of nasty dried glue along the top of the splash guard. And guess who gets to sand that down before painting!? You guessed it. There are several spots that were poorly patched, actually. I guess some people don't realize that the point of patching is to make it so you CAN'T SEE the spot once the wall is painted again. Hum. So yeah. I'm really excited for it all to be at least the same color, at least!


Kirby and I love our new place, despite our bitterness towards the sloppiness of the guy who did the kitchen. It just frustrates me that people call that "finished," is all.

So. Once the paint is done, we will be saving up for curtains and lamps. I already have our curtain rods--they were on clearance at Bed Bath and Beyond. :) Hopefully the painting will be done in the next couple days. We probably won't start until Kirby is done with finals, though. He really wants to help. So, if any of you have insider tips on painting, let me know! :)

4 comments:

Bobby and Melissa said...

Oh..have fun! I hate painting! I'm not patient enough. Don't tape where you can just be careful and avoid it(unless it's by a counter etc...). We have spent hours on end going back after the tape is off and touching up with tiny kid paintbrush's (you know that they use in watercolors!)! Again, good luck and have fun!!

Meridith said...

I LOVE painting! Please let me come help you!!

Rob & Kristi Nelson said...

hip hip hurray! it is already looking better. I can't wait to see it when its done

EliB said...

oh! i've never seen your new place! it looks nice and roooomy :) have fun painting!

 

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