Art and I have been married for almost nine years, but we have never owned our home, so most home improvements have involved things like buying new bookshelves.
When we moved into our current home, however, we were overjoyed to discover that the previous tenants (a group of college boys) had given their own unmistakable touch to the walls of our house. The landlord said they could paint but to please keep in neutral.
As you can see by this picture, they were almost as great at following directions as my own children are.
The attractive green paint was put up there by a guy who one of the other guys described as “kind of weird.” The red pen markings were put up there by my six-year-old, who also could be described as “kind of weird.”
For the last six months, this has been the boys’ room, and the limeyness of the walls never seemed to bother them. However, with the coming of a new little bundle in just a couple months, Art and I will be moving into this room.
And I am not all about living inside a piece of citrus fruit, no matter how good it tastes in pie.
I have never painted a wall before. Art has, many years ago, when he was saving money to buy me a diamond. For a summer, he repainted dormitory walls. So, armed with his extreme experience and my great desire to get rid of the painfully green walls, we went to Menards this morning and came back armed with primer, paint, and paint rollers. And also some little planters that were on sale and a box of Whoppers.
It’s called multi-tasking, people.
Then we climbed into our grubbies, taped off the windowframes, dropped some cloths on the floor, and busted out the paint rollers.
So did I.
Sam was very offended when Art painted over my lovely sentiment.
We had to do two fairly small walls (the others were a completely non-matching shade of off-white, which doesn’t really need to be primed), and it took pretty much the entire bucket of primer to cover up that awful green.
Hopefully this weekend we’ll get the actual paint on the walls, and I promise to post pictures. If it goes well, we might just decide to gut the bathroom and completely remodel the kitchen.