Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Coming Up For Air

I just wanted to pop in and say hello! I've been getting some of the much needed painting out of the way here this week. Our neighbor had some wonderful neutral colored paint left over from a basement remodel project that she let us have. I picked it up Sunday afternoon. My first project was the basement entryway. Our basement is half garage, half living space so the basement entryway is the area of the house that gets the most traffic. I'm pretty sure the paint in that area was the original paint from when the house was built in 1995. Needless to say, there were a lot of scuff marks on the walls and it was pretty dingy looking. Thankfully, I was able to knock that project out of the way quickly

Yesterday afternoon I moved on to the girls bathroom. You know, unless you buy new pretty much every house has that problem room. In this house, the girls bathroom is it. I have managed to hide my head in the sand and ignore it for the last three years. But since we're selling the house, it needed to be addressed. The previous owners appear to have been inspired to add a little texture to the walls in this bathroom. It looked like they took sand and mixed it into the paint and put it on the wall. Unfortunately, it did not go on evenly but in clumps and there was also a lot of drippage. It was really not a good look. I scraped down the walls and then sanded them yesterday. Today I have put on the first coat of paint and hope to finish it up tonight. I also bought new satin nickel accessories to replace the original brass ones. Even with the scraping and sanding, the walls still have a textured look to them but at least they're not clumpy anymore. I had actually dreamed of covering the walls in beadboard and replacing the vanity with a pedestal sink. Oh, well, sanded walls and new paint will have to do. I'll be sure to post pictures when I get the project done. Until then, I'm off.........

Happy Tuesday!

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

WTG! Janet the paint warrior!

Pam said...

I know what you mean about problem rooms. When we moved into our home it had pepto-bismal colored walls with some funky wallpaper. Not a good look.
Hope you get everything finished soon. Looking forward to the after pictures.

kbreints said...

oh man-- do I know... Our entire house was a problem area when we bought it- but we are getting down to the nitty gritty and have a few last project before the house is ready-- of course to sell that is... Can't wait to see pictures!