Saturday, January 15, 2011


today i did something i have never done before and felt very proud, accomplished, and will allow myself to maintain bragging rights for the next 24 hours or so...i painted a WHOLE room, by myself, including priming!

i currently reside in the dungeon. and my parents have decided i can become a part of the normal family again, so i'm moving back upstairs into my old room. we emptied the room of clutter and mess--my mom saves wayyyyy too much stuff--and i cleaned the walls. i now know why EVERY time i came home from school and would sleep in that room i'd get a cold--the dust was OUTRAGEOUS! i completely filled the vacuum container with dust ball after dust ball. i love these new see-through vacuum things by the way--it makes me feel so good about doing it. whoever thought of it was an instant genius--to thing a persons self esteem can be instantly boosted by a little dust bunny handling?!

dust cleaned.
walls cleaned.
mission: to create a relaxing environment to sleep in for the next few months and also to get practice in painting for when Bradley and i get our house!

the walls are a beautiful honey/cream color and i have one accent wall that is the color of milk chocolate. i am sincerely and totally in love. i also went to target and found a fantastic wall acrylic (originally $24.99 that i got for $4.99) that says "Rejoice in the Lord Always" with the scripture reference. I found two other fantastic artwork pieces for about that same price and felt very proud.

i will say i will never buy paint again from walmart--lets just say you get what you pay for. $12/ gallon really isn't the best paint--though it might be the best price. it took me almost 5 hours to cover the three basic walls and i can STILL see the underneath color bleeding through. so very frustrating. the chocolate color is gorgeous, but the first coat picked up the green underneath and made it look this terrible nasty, poop sort of color and i was not a fan.

the room is just about completed. i've decided to do the ceiling, molding, and door frames an ivory color and i need to head back tomorrow to pick that up.

over all, i feel very accomplished about this day and can not wait until
tomorrow to see my handy work in natural lighting!

also, Bradley has just became a fan of x-box.
this should be interesting.

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