Starting Wednesday, I’m going to tackle full force the major home projects I was going to take on this summer. This involves painting three rooms, a new floor, a new door and eventually some new TV’s. Of course to get all of this done, requires a separate project-because I actually have to pick out the colors, the finish, the TV’s, the mountings etc.
It’s crazy. It’s like living in a Seinfeld routine, “Did you ever try to buy some paint?”
Part of this is on me, because I really did not have the priority list set up early enough to get input. There are probably a dozen or so other projects in and around the house that I was considering, so in order to paint the girls’ rooms I am doing this without their input on colors-which given my patience is a good thing.
So early Saturday morning off I went to Loewe’s and made a minor investment in small jars of paint to throw on the walls to see if they would work for me. The good news is I got two out of three right. The bad news is, I still have to go get the gallon of each color.
Then there is the wood floor. Now admittedly, I know nothing on the subject matter, which clearly did not help. I did know (through trial and error) that I can not match the existing wood floors in the house-all wood is not equal, in the flooring world it’s all about the batch, and who knew it was so highly specialized.
So, now I have to go way out in a different direction (or strip and re-stain all the floors, yeah that seems like a likely scenario, right?). Certainly, it was news to me that there was such a thing as gunstock in the color palate, much less shades of it.
Finally though, the project of getting ready for the project is done-except for getting the pain and moving all the crap out of the rooms about to be worked on. At least I’ll have something to keep busy with the next couple of nights.