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The Remodel II

blue

This is the color of my wall. I really don’t like it. I need help people!  I am thinking of using a feather duster to add lighter colors. What colors should I use or does anyone have a better idea or technique? I did get the nasty carpet pulled up and am trying to come up with a cheap floor covering. Again, any ideas?floor-2I had asked my boys to help me  pull up the carpet but they were busy. Keep in mind that I never do any of this myself. I start the project and then when they come to help I mysterious disappear until they are done. They are on to me.

I decided to pull the carpet myself. How hard could it be, right? I had about a foot pulled up when I encountered my first problem. I needed to cut the carpet at the closet. I asked my son if we had a box knife. Look in the toolbox, he says. I do know where the tool box is but no knife to be found. After looking around I finally came up with something. As I started cutting, which was easy peesy, the handle broke off. Well  crap! How am I going to explain this ? I contemplated hiding it but my son had, come back inside and had seen it. He would either tell his dad or use it to blackmail me, so I decided to come clean and tell my husband that I  broke his knife thingy.

knife-thingy

My husband didn’t seem to upset because he didn’t swear when he saw it. He made himself scarce when he saw what I was doing. My son wasn’t quick enough. He and his friends were elected to help me finish the carpet. We got it pulled up and they hauled it outside.

I want to do a beach theme in this room. When I went to hobby lobby a week ago with my mom, we were looking at beachy things. We saw a couple cute things but I have this thing about bringing anything else home that has to be dusted. So really maybe a cute lamp and some things for the wall. Pinterest here I come.

The “Remodel”

Before

We are starting our “remodel”. This is the wall of     the middle bedroom, which we will attempt to paint.  We don’t do things like normal people or in a  normal time frame. On Saturday we were to start  the priming. I went to lunch with my parents and  came back and hubby had started without me. We  painted two of the walls and Cliff decided we need  to tape the top so we wouldn’t get it on the ceiling.  So we were done for the day. The next day we  ignored the room and did nothing. Cliff worked on  it the next couple days so by Thursday it was ready       to paint.

BR primer 3

Notice how we don’t move the things out of the  room. We just move them to the middle. Had I been more organized I would of sorted through the stuff  in the room and probably thrown most of it away or  donated it, but that’s not how we do things.

BR primer1

On Thursday, which was my day off, I went to  Sherwin Williams to buy paint. I did decide on the  color but the sale didn’t start until the next day. So             back  to Sherwin Williams on Friday.

blue

This is the color of my wall. I really don’t like it. I need help people.  I am thinking of using a feather duster to add lighter colors. What colors should I use or does anyone have a better idea or technique? I did get the nasty carpet pulled up and am trying to come up with a cheap floor covering. Again, any ideas?floor-2I had asked my boys to help me  pull up the carpet but they were busy. Keep in mind that I never do any of this myself. I start the project and then when they come to help I mysterious disappear until they are done. They are on to me.

I decided to pull the carpet myself. How hard could it be, right? I had about a foot pulled up when I encountered my first problem. I needed to cut it at the closet. I asked my son if we had a box knife. Look in the toolbox. I do know where the tool box is but no knife to be found. After looking around I finally came up with something. As I started cutting, which was easy peesy, the handle broke off. Well   crap! How am I going to explain this ? I contemplated hiding it but my son had seen it and would either tell his dad or use it to blackmail me so I decided to come clean and tell my husband that I  broke his knife thingy.

knife-thingy

It used to be in one piece. Now it is in three.