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painting projects

After finishing the kitchen, and loving it, I decided to keep moving on this whole 'paint the house' project. Saturday I went to Menards and found the paint guy who knows me quite well now and told him I was moving onto the stairwell. Ivar helped me before he went down for his nap.

The next night I got a little carried away. I finished my second coat on the bottom of the stairs, and decided it might look nice to paint the wall going up the stairs red as well. I worked fast, excited about this idea. And not until the wall was painted did I step back.

And I didn't like it immediately. It felt gloomy. And I don't do gloomy.

So Monday night I cracked open an old can of primer and covered my mistake. I might have been more annoyed, except Rory was watching Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and this made for awesome listening as I repainted two walls.

And then on Tuesday night I put down my first coat of Antique White, or Masking Tape...the same color I painted our sunny room.

Wednesday night I worked on a message I was giving at our thursday morning bible study. But Thursday night I hit it again, while listening Carrie Underwood in the Sound of Music. And that was way less fun than Planes, Trains and Automobiles...

And now it's done! Last night I taped up the upstairs hallway so it's ready to be painted next. Since I have all the paint stuff out anyway...

Currently I'm at the auto shop with the truck, hoping we can get the wiper fluid to stop leaking and start squirting. I love it here. It's quiet, they have coffee and I'm catching up on so much. I'm off today for my second Soul Sisterhood Mother Daughter Retreat and feel so ready to hole up for a weekend of crafting and cooking with moms and daughters. Happy Weekend everybody!

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