I realize that statement makes no sense. I'm feeling the loss of my weekend and it has made me a little loopy.
This weekend was the start of the room makeover -- Faith's room makeover. Maybe you remember we bought her a large tree with owls decal for Christmas. It was part of her master plan: "I want my room to be purple -- two walls morning purple, and two walls night time purple, with purple owls and a big tree."
Lest you think I indulge my daughter's every whim, I don't. But six years ago we painted her room "Fairest of them All" pink, and she no longer wanted to be the princess pink girl, so I consented, as long as it was a gift (no freebie makeovers). So, for Christmas she received the decal tree and owls (large tree, life-size owls -- creepy if you ask me. Do you want owls watching you sleep?) and the promise of paint. She talked her dad into starting this weekend.
The dad man does paint prep. He paints trim. He cleans up. He does not paint walls. By default, I paint walls, which I didn't really mind in my youth. But, I'm getting a little old for climbing ladders and I'd really rather pay someone to do it, but that was not in the budget (it's never in the budget).
I started Saturday with the night time purple on the two walls which can not be seen from the hall -- good strategic plan because this purple, called "romantic moment" by Behr, is what I called "oh-my-gosh-this-sure-as-sh*t-is-purple." There is nothing in nature quite so purple as this purple. Here's an ipad pic:
I don't normally work on Sunday, but I knew I wouldn't be able to paint all week, so I planned to paint after Mass yesterday. Our pastor used to say the only work on Sunday should be something you can not do any other day, so I thought I was safe, but I may have made God mad (just kidding). The second color is called "confetti." It's a shade lighter than the above, but still most definitely purple. It's more like sunset purple, or I guess in Faith's eyes, sunrise purple. I had just started on the one long blank wall with "confetti" and had painted about 4 feet of wall, top to bottom. I was on the top of the ladder cutting in at the ceiling when I had a serious mechanical malfunction -- my paint pan came off the holder and hit the ground, paint -- "confetti" -- flying up everywhere. I had a drop cloth, but it was only about a foot out from the wall and not quite long enough to cover the square footage of the enormous splash. There was confetti everywhere! I definitely yelled a bad word (I would have loved to have been at the little neighbor girl's dinner table last night when she told the story of what happened because she and Faith were playing in the room next door). Doug and Faith both came running, and the dad man was not very happy (well, neither was I) and I think he swore her room would be purple until the day she leaves home, or longer.
If you ever need to get wet latex paint out of carpet, you need a wet vac, fortunately something we have, and a lot of hot water. I haven't seen the carpet in true daylight, nor sunlight, because it was snowing all day yesterday, but it looked pretty good in lamplight. Doug would have liked to rip the carpet up and replace it with hardwood floor, something he wants to do in the upstairs, but that's not in the budget right now.
I eventually finished the walls, just before dinner, and I can honestly say that I do not like purple paint. I do not like it on the wall, I do not like it when it falls. I do not like it here or there, I do not like it any where.
But we're stuck with it for forever. Or until we can afford a painter.
The decal goes up in two weeks, the curtains (reusing the green gingham curtains from the pink and green room) hopefully back up today. She gets the bedding for her birthday in February, so I'll be sure to show you final pics when it's all done. I only wish I had taken before and after pictures of confetti all over the carpet. I think whoever named purple paint "confetti" put a curse on it!
For now I'm taking my snow day on the sofa. You'll find me there with a heating pad and a cup of tea. Don't wake me if I'm sleeping.