getting house painted while on vacation and at last minute before leaving, i realized we don’t have any good “before” pictures! no time to get all 4 sides.
our 100 year old stucco has needed paiting and repairs for 10 years and for past five Kris has waited as I said “oh I’ll do it next summer” while prioritizing building a sauna, chicken coop and treehouse movie theater.
so now kris made it a priority to get someone else is painting the house which is probably for the best anyway 🙂
now we’re under the gun to pick a color, have looked at dozens of samples on the house AND NOW IT’S THE VERY LAST DAY TO MAKE A DECISION!
decisions were decided but we went with a tricky blue and we’re still not 100% sure it’s the “right” blue!
oh man, talk about getting out of your comfort zone. i participated in an canvas painting class with some work peeps today and this is the almost end result. why i would take a picture of an almost done painting and not a done done painting is beyond me. to finish, i touched up her eyebrows and added some petals to the flowers. today i learned that painting cow eyes IS HARD! also, yeah, she’s got a flat-top hair cut. WHATEVER!
even though there’s a bazillion things i’d do differently the next time, i’m o.k. with the results and had a lot of fun making it and hanging out with friends at work who, it turns out, are all accomplished artists.
i don’t know if i’ll get into painting as a hobby, but i was surprised at how much i enjoyed it. many thanks to the folks at “all glazed up” for hosting us.
also, hopefully they’ll forgive me for being a bull in a china shop and knocking over the instructors painting stand with a cup of dirty paintbrush water. d’oh!
and yes, when you work for organic valley the rulebook clearly states if you paint for the first time, you must paint a cow.
90% of the wood in our 100 year old house has been painted over the years. for whatever reason the dining room was left untouched. we’ve contemplated stripping and refinishing all the trim in the house to make it brighter but it’s just too daunting of a task.
it feels so wrong to paint over the 100 year old wood, but it must be done.
now, if only someone would buy and fix up the dilapidated victorian next door that you can see through the window which is in foreclosure.
yes, the windows still need some work. BUT STILL!
look at that – NO HOLE!
and i think you have to look pretty darned close to detect the patch.
so, so, so happy to be done with the this project.
we actually have a pretty good system worked out that saves my back from too much abuse. kris cuts in the trim on the floor, i cut in the ceiling and high parts she can’t reach, odin rolls in the bottom half and i do the top.
now that we all have our specialized “finisher” roles – maybe we should start a painting company, “three snowdeals and a ladder”.
just kidding. sort of.
no, really, odin is enthusiastically helping us with The Great De-Pinkification.
almost done priming!