Monday, September 22, 2008

Painting the Basement!!!

Over Labor Day weekend I decided it was the perfect opportunity (and long overdue) to get the basement painted. We bought our house over 2 years ago and knew the moment we looked at it the first thing that was going to be a priority was to get rid of the horribly nasty and offensive yellow (aka:baby poop, tequilla sunrise, calfscower brown) walls in the family room downstairs. Our plan was to get it painted before we moved in and obviously that never happened. Let's see.... I purchased a 5 gallon bucket of paint a year and a half ago and I even prepped the baseboards with blue tape (which has been there ever since). But one disclaimer: we did finish a small room which is now my scrapbook room in the meantime, which was a huge project! Do you like how I try and justify my procrastination?? We just never could manage to take care of the priority room. It seemed so overwhelming to me, the room is so big and even though I love the results I don't really like to paint. And now that it is complete and finished and so much warmer and homey I don't know why we waited so long. It really wasn't that bad. We finished taping and moved furniture on Friday night and painted from 2:00 in the afternoon on Saturday and finished at 8:30. Funny how since completing this project I've made it my goal not to procrastinate and accomplish the things that need to be done right away and "not to put off until tomorrow what you can do today" (quote from my mom). So here are some photos of the finished product. I am still working on some wall hangings and I will post more pictures when I get them finished!
Before
Awful I know! Makes me a little sick to my stomach!

After

Much better!



4 comments:

THE DEAN FAMILY said...

Very nice. So glad to hear that the yellow poop didn't grow on you permanently. I sure wish you were closer.

Breck said...

It looks so good now! I bet it feels nice to have it done!

shandi said...

You guys did a good job! looks like a pro! That's a great color too, looks much better.

Gingersnaps said...

Awh! That looks great Elise, can I hire you to do my whole house? Talk about procrastination, I think I win the prize, 7 years later, LOL!