Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fresh Paint

Oh my. Oh my, oh my, oh my...

When I said in this post that I knew it would be a long haul to get this house painted, little did I know, exhausted days later, scratch all that—apparently I'm a sucker for punishment.

And I predicted it, so I have no one to blame but myself.

And possibly Mr Lannis, for once again letting me dive headfirst into the deep end before reminding me how deep it really is.

(Yes, he's laughing up this one, well and truly. Except for when I'm too busy painting to make dinner. Then he has to stop laughing to cook—now who's laughing, bucko?! HaHA! <--that'd be me, if it's not clear. Heh.)

As of this post, I have successfully finished the upstairs hall, the front foyer, the boys' toy area, the basement stairs, and the living room...

Which means all that remains are the kitchen, the staircase, and a fresh coat on the pillars(!).

Do I have photos of all this achievement?

Oh, yes...

Erm, but only of the before (for the most part).

I is lazy. Clearly this isn't the case as I've been systematically painting the interior of our house, amidst all the daily daily...

More accurately, the lack of after photos can be blamed on a pair of miniature tornadoes, hell bent on creating havoc every which way they turn—ways that usually include chaos in otherwise tidy areas of the house.

Enough that it seems a room is neat and tidy for its after photo for a mere millisecond before it's, well, just not anymore.

And then I just plain forget.

Or I'm busy painting another part of the house, and barking that whatever they do they need to stay out of the area being painted, for the sake of all things holy and Lego!

Anyhow. There will be more photo updates.  Trust.

For now, I have the foyer. Aside from the front door, the others are for the powder room, the laundry room, and the coat closet. Forgive the crazy collages... there wasn't a whole lot of forethought involved, hence everything's already in flux when the photos were taken...

Before. Kill me white walls. You can't even take a proper photo because of the glare.
But as you can see, the grey is a great update. So happy!

After: Sophisticated grey sanity. And plants. Lots of 'em. Okay, maybe they're repeated in the photos, but still...

And the after photo of the basement stairs—because clearly I'm too much of a spaz to take a before photo...
Yes, those are children's shoes stacked for playing in the basement. The concrete floor eats toes.
Yes, it's been a scattered September.

But shit, she is getting done! Wheeeeee!


  1. The grey looks so much better! A few times I've thought about doing something with our walls, but there's always something else that needs to be dealt with. Ah well, some day.

  2. Yeah, after staring at the white walls while recouping this winter, my brain broke--it couldn't NOT be done.

    And now Mr Lannis figures I'm stuck in overdrive--like I'm trying to make up for the equivalent of three months of doing nothing thanks to doctor's orders. He may be right... :/