Sunday, July 26, 2009

Busy and productive day . . .

This morning I woke up and decided I needed to be creative. I recently received my free quart of paint from Glidden. My brother and my neighbor so graciously gave me their quarts that were ordered by yours truly and sent to their addresses randomly showed up at their houses as well. So I was the proud owner of Fresh Tangerine, Spring Green and True Turquoise. Those quarts were just sitting in my basement mocking me to use them.

Harrison loves all things orange and has been begging for an orange room for a year. Today I rearranged his room and painted one wall in these vibrant stripes. Don't look too closely they are not perfect since the walls have a bit of texture, but I have always wanted to do stripes! The other walls are not done. I have enough paint to do each wall in a full color. I think I may also want to add thin stripes in back as well, maybe even squiggly to hide any imperfections.


The project didn't start off so well. I was downstairs collecting all my tools for the project and sending Dustin up with loads of junk. He took particularly long the second trip and I assumed he was watching television. He comes downstairs after I called him and told me "Mom! One of the paint's spilled all over on their own!" ACK! I have no idea how he did it, but it only spilled on the roughly finishled wood floor we have upstairs and not on the carpeting in the hallway or even the oprange rug that graces Harrison's floor. McCartney, a girl after my own heart, ran down and got my camera and snapped a picture while I was cleaning it up with a rubber spatula, a joint compound spatula and well, my hands.

I saved almost the whole quart!

6 comments:

FAScinated said...

I love the stripes! You're so brave- I don't think I would ever try them!

Joe said...

I love stripes, too! These are bold and fun!

zunzun said...

If i keep reading you and Torina I might have to start popping some uppers...good grief women...where doest thou get your energy? AND w/ field trips? AND in the Summer?!!You'd have to scrape off the couch!LOL

It looks good...I love color!

zunzun said...

I have a bunch of decorating type blogs on my list (I guess I hope to be inspired to make my boring house less boring but I'm too lethargic to do anything just yet!) but this made me smile...reminded me of your room and considering designers have more resources and money you did pretty good!

http://aliciabdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/07/office-for-creativity.html

msnkrey said...

The stripes are fantastic!

Miz Kizzle said...

The stripes are gorgeously, stunningly beautiful! Until I saw the pic I thought, stripes? That sounds awful. But it rocks. You should be a decorator.
And isn't funny how the paint spilled al by itself with no human interference? When things like that happen at my house I say that a poltergeist did it.