Monday, May 25, 2015

Am I On The Mend?

I am not really sure this morning.  I've still got a nasty, nasty cough that only sees fit to show it's ugly head between midnight and 4 am.  I decided that I don't have time to wait this cold out, so yesterday, I painted the spare bedroom.  I know, I know, what in the world was I thinking?  Let me give my reasoning.  My son AND stepson are coming in the next week.  And, DS is bringing a school buddy. I bought the paint for this room almost two weeks ago.  My big plan was to do it last weekend, then I moved it to during the week, yesterday was my last chance.  There is no way I can leave it any longer.  So, I put on my big girl panties and got started about 11 am yesterday, finished by 4:30 pm.  This room has not been painted since we moved in here in 1985.  Yeah, I know.  I hate to paint.  Not the actually work, but I can't pick colors.  It took me a month to pick out the color for my bedroom.  And the only reason I finally made a decision was the room was damaged by water and in order to get the insurance check, we had to have it inspected and signed off by the agent!

So, with all that, boy, did the walls and ceiling suck up the paint.  It took almost two gallons!  But I have to give a shout-out to Valspar paint.  It said it was a primer and paint.  Yes, yes it was!  One full coat, a couple of touch-up places and done.  DH looked at it at 6 pm, said it needed another coat, looked splotchy.  But by 9 pm and dry, it looked great!!  I am very impressed.  I need to do the rest of the house, so if I can ever pick out colors...LOL  LOL  LOL

Because of the lack of brain power, no stitching.  But, I did work on my punch needle project.  All you do is go round and round and round.  As a side note, I did manage to mess this up.  LOL  I had the needle set at one to do the background.  When I started on filling in the chicken, I forgot to change to a three....Oh well, I am not pulling it out....I consider it part of the texture...

Colors still seem bright.  I will definitely do some aging on this piece.  I've got wool picked out for the back.  It will be a nice table accent.

Ok, peeps.  Heading towards the other end of the house to get a few chores done and then start my day.  DH is off, I've got a caregiver coming for Dad, so it is a date day!  I've had quite a bit of away time the past couple of months, but not with DH.  He's pretty excited.  LOL

Remember those that gave all for our freedom.

Be kind to one another.


  1. Enjoy your date!
    The chicken looks great!
    Hey? What color did you paint the room?

    1. Promise, no laughing? The color is called "Hide It White". In real life, I am not afraid of color! I will wear kiwi green, tangerine orange, fire engine red, but put a blank wall in front of me and I CANNOT MAKE A DECISION! I should probably sign up for some type of paint intervention program...LOL

  2. Hello from Canada! Love your chicken and I am enjoying your posts.

    1. Hello back to you! Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek. :-)

  3. Glad you got your painting done!
    Hope your date night was fun!!


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