Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday Night Fun

When you think of a fantastically fun Friday night I bet this comes instantly to mind:

Painting!!! I started painting my dining room tonight. I've had the paint and primer since JUNE and never got around to painting. Of course, I moved into the house on June 1st, left for China to adopt Ryan on July 10 (Emma's 1st Birthday), and came home to a basement remodel being finished. And then, of course, there was the usual chaos of life. Throw in some major laziness on my part and I didn't start to paint until January.

Why tonight? Because the house has been relatively picked up although there was the momentary lapse the other day, but was picked up this morning for a visit from our social worker, and messed up tonight while I was preoccupied in the dining room and the savages ran loose-- supervised by Ross, of course. In any case, I've also hung some curtains upstairs so between the hangings (curtains that is) and the sporadic cleanliness I got inspired to paint and finally make the drapes for the room. Painting first.

Oh you noticed Emma on my hip? I say its never too soon to teach a child a valuable life skill. Tomorrow I'll give her a brush and set her loose. You know the saying "See one, Do one, Teach one." Oh wait, that's medical school. Ah, whatever.

The dining room has a recessed ceiling that is painted of course so I had to paint it too. Don't be hatin' on my beauty here. Not everyone can pull off looking so good while standing on a table wearing sweat pants and an old worn out t-shirt covered in paint. Its a gift.

This color is just the primer. Hopefully the paint goes on tomorrow. It better!!! The rest of my dining room is scattered across the living room and breakfast room. Of course, back in the day I would have already started the painting. It wouldn't matter that its almost 11:00; I would have done 2 coats of paint, reassembled the dining room and then gone to bed. Once when we lived in Little Rock, Darrell left for 2 1/2 days to a medical conference. When he came home I had repainted the dining room, hung a chandelier, bought and assembled 2 book cases, a dining room table and 6 chairs.

Not happening tonight. I'm sore and going to bed!


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16 comments:

Cassie said...

It's gonna look great! Can't wait to see it finished!

Kat said...

But But But - the original color looked very dark (maybe a burgundy?) what color is the new paint?? Inquiring minds want to know. I know - WAIT for the reveal. darn.

Just reading what you would have done in the "old days" made me tired - I'm too old for all that :D

Denise said...

Kat, I'm too old too! That's why I went to BED!

He And Me + 3 said...

When you are finished..you can totally come over here to do my painting. You look like a pro...even with baby in tow.

Yaya said...

Wow! Great color! Good for you!

annie kelleher said...

ooohh.. cant wait to see pics of when it is all done! i used to do that to my ex hub ... he'd go off and i would play to my hearts content...

Heather said...

I will be spending A LOT of Friday nights like this in March when we move in our new house. 8 rooms need to be painted. Thank god I decided I liked the color of the 22' ceilings.

You sound like me in the old days when my Husband used to travel. I used to be too scared at night to sleep so I would stay up all night doing home projects. My Husband loved it because he didn't have to be involved.

I can't wait to see the color That is a dark primer.

Kristin said...

You rock. I liked the old color. Must know what the new color is? Please.

Upstatemomof3 said...

Go you! We did a whole lot of painting in our house this time last year. It's really not so bad once you get started. But getting everything prepared to paint is never fun. Can't wait to see teh finished product.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

I feel for you...I can imagine how sore you must be after painting and a full day with the kids. But what a sense of accomplishment you'll feel when it's finished!

Denise said...

I wish I was there to help you...I love to paint. I recently re painted the living room, dining room and kitchen...I tire of colors very easily! Can't wait to see the finished product~

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

Look at you go! Can't wait to see the final product! :)

Brandy said...

So not my idea of fun. I hate painting.

Can't wait to see it when it's done!

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..I love the color..that room looks hard to paint!
-sandy toe

The Johnson 5 said...

I can't imagine why you would not have it all done in one evening with a baby on your hip and everything!!!

Can't wait to see the finished product!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I frequently end up redecorating when my husband is out of town too. It's because he is not there to offer his opinion.