Friday, September 22, 2006
I am cured of ever

painting with "bold" colors. (At least for a few years anyway.) Out of my list of selections, the boys chose a "basketball bathroom." The next logical step is to go for basketball colored walls. Oops, you are "wondering," aren't you?! :-) I found all kinds of "sporty" and denim things to use. I especially love the chalkboard; it is great for writing notes and instructions. Okay, back to the walls - I grabbed the cheapest basketball colored paint at Lowes. (You should have seen the face of the woman in line next to me! She was "wondering." In fact, she even voiced an opinion about the color. Never mind her. I was making a few boys happy.) The paint gal was telling me I should use a primer. (Sure, you are trying to get me to spend more money.) No primer on the walls for me. I painted the first coat. I then did a second coat. Now I am rethinking the primer decision. I begrudgingly paint a third coat before the walls look nice. I decided to do a "technique" on one wall to make it look like the center of the clock, so it only needed one coat. Otherwise I would have run out of paint. I was already tired of painting by the time I was done with the first room! For the bedroom, I marched back to Lowes, exlpained what happened and did not buy the cheap stuff. The new paint was as thick as oil. I was a good girl and started with primer. Whew! This will be a one coat of orange paint job. Cough. Choke. I sadly painted a second coat of orange following the primer and first orange coat. I begrudgingly painted a third coat of orange and made my blisters worse. A total of four coats reside on the boys' bedroom walls. Grrr. So much for KILZ.

  posted at 11:40 PM  

At 12:47 AM, Blogger chumly said...

How about a basketball net over the trash can in the bathroom to make sure things are throw away properly?

At 1:16 AM, Blogger Martha C said...

Oh, my boys would like you for that suggestion! Emptying the trash would become the "fun" chore. They would take every can and instead of dumping it in the "big can " in the laundry room, they would make three pointers in their bathroom trash! :-)

At 6:21 PM, Blogger The Waggoner Family said...

Hello Martha,

I am not certain that you will even remember me or not. Our family was missionaries in S.D. the same time together. My name is Rebecca Howerton Waggoner. I found your blog on Carrie's blog. You have a wonderful family.

At 10:50 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Oooh, I wish I could've told you that. Orange (if you saw our playroom walls) does NOT cover well. I also used primer and GOOD paint and still painted three coats. In fact, it actually needs a 4th, but I refuse!

At 10:52 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

By the way, I LOVE the boys' bedroom and bathroom! You have a lot of neat ideas!

Can you help me come up with something for a dinosaur bedroom?


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