Sunday, July 20, 2008

Texture, Prime, Paint, Glaze, Repeat.






















Here are a few pics of one of the biggest projects I've ever taken on. I decided to texture, paint, and glaze my kitchen, entry, and living room. I can't believe I got all this done in 2 weeks. I haven't been the most pleasant Mommy to be around. It's so messy, my goal was to get it finished before the wood floors go in. We are also painting the dining room and the hall up the stairs. 2 more weeks and hopefully we can be done with this!

PS. When the cabinet painter came over to do the bid to paint the cabinets, I was in the process of texturing. He looked at my walls and said "Are you doing this?" I said "Yeah." He looked at it for a few seconds and said "Wow. You're quite the do-it-yourselfer." I said "You have no idea!!!"

Then today, the painter's head guy finished some touch up stuff as I was painting the dining room. The glazing and everything is complete in the other rooms. I was up on the ladder, and I noticed he was watching me. He walked over and looked at the glazed walls. He asked me if I used to be a professional painter. I told him "No." He asked me who taught me how to do it. I told him I just figured it out, and that I did my other house and my master bedroom in this house. Then he asked me if my husband helped me with it. "Not with the fancy walls!" Then I got the feeling he was about to ask me if I wanted a job. So I quickly began to say that I like doing my own walls, but that I'm ready to get it finished, etc.

Boy, am I ready to be done with ALL of this! It's been a summer of hard work. Lot's of swimming and movies, but other than that! Work.

6 comments:

janice said...

It's beautiful!!!

Margo said...

You know, as I was reading this I was thinking about you saying at Leah's pool you have been reconsidering homeschooling because you have been grumpy, or something like that! Well, no wonder!! I think you should wait until your house is all back together after the FLOOD (STRESS) and the painting is all done (STRESS) and THEN decide. That's just what I was thinking!! :) By the way, it looks awesome and you could totally go into the painting business in your spare time...hahaha!

christy said...

WOW!!! It looks so great! I imagine it looks even better in person! Can't wait to see it ;-) Great job!!!

kenziekylanmom said...

Well, it looks really great!

E's mom said...

Your walls look awesome! Don't worry I'm not a stalker I found your blog through one of my friends blogs. Actually Selah and my little guy Ethan were in MDO together the year before last!

Jesse said...

Looks GREAT! Yea Cari! Your so crafty!