Wednesday, December 22, 2010

no longer seeing pink, just seeing red...

so i've been away from the computer for a few days and haven't had a chance to catch up with much of anything on here. so what have i been up to? well, i'll tell you...

as a christmas present to my best friend, i spent the past four days painting his bathroom while he was away visiting family. the bathroom, originally painted in a rosy pink and now painted in a creamy sandy kind of tan color, with a deep wine red accent wall, didn't seem it like it was going to be that huge of a project in the beginning. then, it started.
being the master bath of the house, it's quite a good size room, on top of which, the ceiling is slanted on one half of the room, there's a large window on one wall, and the water closet sticks out into the room adding three extra walls to paint.
now i knew all of this going into the project, however, you know how sometimes your brain can minimize the negatives of a situation in order to make it seem more achievable? yeah...well, that's definitely what happened here.
so first, after hours of taping and covering things with plastic, a friend and i painted on the primer.  and, well, it didn't do a very good job of covering. then came time to paint - and let me just say here and now, i will never.ever.ever. paint red again. three coats of red later (with four hours of drying in between coats), we could finally paint the rest of the bathroom! on the last day! with only 9 hours before my friend got home! but alas, it got done.

so, now i am exhausted, and sore, but happy because my best friend no longer has a pink bathroom, and he loves the new paint, which after everything, is all that really matters.

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