Thursday, August 18, 2011

Do You Like What I've Done With The Place?

Being the person I am, with multiple projects going at all times, i.e. opening the My Faux French Chateau Store online and  MDD's upcoming wedding in a little over a month, I've decided to paint my great room myself (with help from MH!) Those of you who know me, know that I've gotten a couple of quotes from professional painters and have chosen to tackle this room on my own. I love to help boost the economy but some times it's silly to spend so much for something that I can do myself. And, as crazy as it may sound to some of you, I love to paint!

Did you know that when I was young and cash-strapped, in two apartments I got the owners to trade out the paying of a security deposit for me painting the apartments? Even back then I loved to paint and appreciated the change I could make in a tired looking apartment with an inexpensive bucket of paint.

Take a look at how my great room looks today. Do you like what I've done with the place?

I decided to go ahead and paint as much of the main wall as I could to see how I like my paint color on such a large expanse of space.  I still love it!

Sooooooooo today Home Depot delivers the scaffolding and plywood on which to set it (to keep it from scratching and putting grooves in the hardwood floors.)  I've never had to use scaffolding before so this is going to be a "learning experience" for me.  MH and I'll set it up.  If you have any advice or suggestions, please, let me know!

We're moving all but the two sofas into the kitchen and hallway tonight, taking the window treatments down and taping off the walls.  Hopefully I can start painting tomorrow.  My goal is to have this room finished by Monday morning.  Think I can do it?  Wish me well.

Au revoir, Mitty

1 comment:

  1. You will knock it out of the park, Mitty! Enjoy...can't wait to see the transformation!