I LOVE to paint!! Yeah, I know I'm one of the few who gets enjoyment and satisfaction out of painting rooms, but I do. I love being able to see the difference a fresh coat of paint can make. And I do love the smell of fresh paint.
So when Katy sent me a text the other day asking my advice about painting Sam's room -- could we do it, or would it be better to hire someone to do it -- I jumped all over the opportunity! We sent a few more texts back and forth, and then she called yesterday to see if we'd be available to do it this weekend. We are, so we're having a party. :) I can't wait!!!!!
When we go to the lake for spring break, I'm going to paint the kitchen there. (Did I already mention this in an earlier post? I think I'd forget my brain if God hadn't seen the wisdom in making it something I couldn't take out and leave lying around.) I want to use the same colors I have in the kitchen at home, except I want to do the base cabinets in the green and do the walls and the upper cabinets in the yellow. John suggested doing the face of the cabinets in the green and doing the doors in the yellow. I'm not so sure I like that. I'll have to try it to see. It won't be hard since I want to do the base cabinets green and the upper ones yellow. I can paint the base cabinets and one of the upper doors and then lean the door next to the base. He also doesn't want to strip the crappy, faded wallpaper, but I'll either strip it or paint over it. As old and dried out as it is, it shouldn't be difficult to strip. I think it would just pull right off.
I've been saying for a couple of years that I need to repaint the bedroom at home, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Maybe that can be a summer project for a rainy day. (MOST of my summer will be spent on the shores of beautiful Smith Lake!!) And the bathroom is in desperate need of a redo. We had the bathtub redone a little over a year ago, but we haven't taken the time to redo the rest. That will be a kinda major project because we plan to replace the sink and the toilet (thank goodness we have the half bath in our bedroom!) and we want to put down new flooring, put up wainscoting and paint. We finally found the color we want, but we want to pull the fixtures out before we paint. I wouldn't mind putting a ceiling fan in there either. The house is so old that there isn't any ventilation in the bathroom. A fan should help with the moisture. Just have to remember to get one that is suitable for moist environments. I hate to see ceiling fans with droopy blades. And yeah, we have one on the front porch.
Buying our place at the lake has put a dent in my summertime makeovers at the house. Luckily, we don't have much to do on the main level. I seriously doubt we'll ever do anything upstairs. Leave that project for whoever buys the house from us whenever we decide to put it on the market.
Guess that's about it for now. Got a few things to do, so I need to get busy.
I'm a small-town country gal who loves God, my family, and my friends. My husband is my best friend, and I can't imagine my life without him. We have 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, 2 grandsons, and a gender-unknown on the way. My "babies" are my rat terriers, Ali & Bama. :)
I teach 11th and 12th grade English. I love my job and my kids, but retirement is getting closer and looking so sweet.
I have some of the best friends anyone could hope to have. I love hanging out over a cup of coffee and talking.
My life is filled with so many blessings, and I thank God every day for each and every one of them.