Friday, February 22, 2008

Rainy day blues...or pinks

I've said before, I love the rain. But unfortunatly it doesn't like me. My arthritis is kicking my butt today. My joints are all swollen, sadly Girly has it too.It must be hereditary I guess. I hate it when she wants me to dress her because her little baby hands can't get the buttons. It sucks because I know how much it bothers me. So I have to get three people dressed. I went and did my grocery run anyways, because we needed veggies and butter, and of course Warsteiner to get through the weekend:P I figured I'd goof off while waiting for my RX to fill and scoped the paint rejects. I found some fab green but unfortunatly there was'nt enough to do my living room, and it was flat, so a definite PG no go. He MUST have semigloss in the living room if we are going to paint it. I talked him down from the DARKGLOSSNOWAY TO SEE MARKINGS!!!ledge to a reasonable colour level, and semi gloss. I also found a cutesy pink colour called cherry soda, 4 gallons, washable but flat:P my true paint love. I bought it, 20 buck for 4 gallons. Girly's peals of happiness are already ringing in my ears and she's not even home yet.
^note above pinkness(and reasons the wall needs painting)^Only one thing stands in my way now....I have never in my life painted a room. sure I've done trims, and botched a table or two, but a whole room! nope. I know I'm supposed to wash the walls first, and lay down paper( which I got). other than that, I dunno. The walls are already painted with a matte, so I think I won't have to prime or buff them. But I don't think I can just slap it on there willy nilly, surely it's not THAT simple...Is it? anyone have a painting for dummies book? I know I should have looked into this before getting the stuff, but painting is something I REALLY wanted to do since I bought this place. egg, white and buff don't do it for me. For now since it's raining I have a reprive, I know that much, paint+ rain = forever to dry. For now I will be content to go colour my hair, and wait for the Physics Guy on the big stuff. I also have a slipper to do, and dishes. I finished my poncho last night, and Now am doing the knitpicky do I want to add anything, is it right? perfectionism snit that I do with all my finished work. I think though that I am done. what do you think?

3 comments:

sally said...

hi honey.....painting 101: wash down walls, but not with anything that will leave a residue....even soap will leave a residue sometimes...so, just plain water and a sponge....spackle holes.....wait for them to dry....sand high spots lightly.....brush off dust.....lay down paper or drop cloth.....use a fairly thick nap roller....maybe half to three quarters of an inch....roll colour on in a 'v' shaped pattern so it overlaps itself.....don't run screaming from the room going omg why did i buy this colour...it looks different when it is wet and different parts of it dry at different rates.....wait until it is completely dry....cut in corners, baseboards and ceiling with a brush or pad.....after paint is completely dry go back and see where you might want to sand again or where under colour bleeds through.....roll on second coat....repeat.....intensely saturated colours will sometimes sag after they've been rolled on....wait ten or fifteen minutes and go back and examine the walls to see if any of the paint is sagging.....if it is....brush it out....happy painting :)....call me...if you want....i've painted a lot of stuff over a lot of years.....:)

sally said...

....okay, it's me again....you know i love that poncho....write that pattern pretty please....with frosting on top....please, please, please?.....

TD said...

To cute! love that picture!