We have been trying to repaint our living room for several weeks now. We ran into a road block when the colors just weren’t working for us. KAB came over to view it/give us advice. We took her advice, but didn’t really get going on it for various reasons. (One reason: trying to cover up the calligraphy marker on the wall from when L3 was 2 years old that wouldn’t come off all these years.) Our furniture has been pushed in odd places all over the living room/dining room area (it’s one big room) during this time of decorating flux and looks as if the room should be condemned for the mess it has been.
Last night we finally starting painting over the problem color (a dark green trim) with a coat of primer then a first coat of semi-gloss. Why? Because we have several guests coming this weekend and couldn’t leave the living room in such a state. There would be no where for people to sit! We hope to at least finish all the baseboard and door trim this afternoon. There are six windows in the room, so they probably won’t be done by 11am tomorrow morning. The kids need some attention in all of this, too! Last night they got to watch Charlie Brown and a Land Before Time movie while we painted. Way too much TV, they were too wired and didn’t fall asleep until after 10pm last night. Bad, bad parents.
One interesting thing that we did learn doing this painting project: all of the paints L1 looked at were all low-VOC! No stinky paint smells, and better (though not necessarily great) for the environment.
What have you done for the sake of guests coming to your home?