Tuesday, July 04, 2006


We've finished!

This is what my daughter's room looks like now. This is what the walls looked like before. Two bedrooms. Three days.

We did my daughter's friend's room first, since there wasn't any heavy furniture to mess with. Scrub the walls with Mr. Clean. Vacuum the top of the closet and wipe it down too. Put blue tape on all the trim and on the edges of the carpet (I never noticed before there weren't any baseboards in the bedrooms). Apply spackle where needed. Sand down the spackle and wipe with a damp cloth. Apply two coats of Kilz. Then finally apply the paint.

We did my daughter's room the same way, leaving the walls behind the bed for the second day, when we had some male muscle available to move the captain's bed. We keep going back to stare at their rooms and bask in the beauty of green or blue walls and a job well done.

I'm hoping to finish getting all the paint out of my hair and off my arms before I go back to work tomorrow.


Skye said...

It came out really nice! I would be inspired to paint a room myself...if I wasn't renting this place :)

Though, this one wall with fake wood paneling could really use some help.

SkyePuppy said...


Maybe your landlord will give you special dispensation to paint the fake wall...

Malott said...

I kind of liked the blotchy-pink walls better, but this is nice, too.

SkyePuppy said...


My daughter says you can have the blotchy walls. But I must warn you that although at first glance it looks cute, it doesn't take long before it starts to look freakish, especially on a large scale.

Malott said...

I'm very much "into" postmodern freak.

I could sleep in a room for ten years and not notice the walls. It's part of being a Hoosier male.