Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Painting Again

Photos: new foyer, old foyer, new dining room; old dining room.

On Saturday, I nearly painted myself into an early grave. I was exhausted and dizzy by the time I'd finished.

I got up early and cleaned the house, then decided to tackle the project of painting the dining room. But since it opens up to the foyer, I had to paint the foyer and a hallway, too. (Actually, the hallway became an afterthought, when I noticed how unfinished a certain corner looked without the paint.) I like the final result!

The old paint was a kind of violet, but the new is darker purple and a seafoam green that's light and nearly blue. I'm loving the difference.

On Sunday morning, I was rushing to touch up a little section on the ladder when I jiggled the ladder and spilled my paint tray . . . everywhere! It's a miracle it didn't paint one of my dogs, since they always stay so close to me.

I had to laugh as I cleaned it up--I've always thought spilling paint has to be the worst painting mistake you can make . . . short of a fall that sends you to the hospital. So now I've made it! :-)



Mocha with Linda said...

Are you bionic?! You did all of that AFTER cleaning the house? In ONE DAY? I am in awe!

It's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing what a change in color will do? Love the peacefulness of the seafoam and purple combination. Awesome! Clyde

Kathy said...

It's lovely. It's feminine and tranquil. Speaking of dogs, I had a painting accident with my dog once. I was painting the "puppy room," when I noticed my paint brush, full of paint, was missing. I had put the paint brush down a few minutes earlier. Anyway, my dog, Doodles, had the loaded paintbrush in her mouth. When she saw she had my attention, she ran through the house with the paint brush. I did catch her. There was very little harm done. She left paint on the wall upstairs and she got some in the carpet in the living room. Thanks to a great carpet cleaner, the paint came out. I'm glad you didn't paint your dog.

Kathy C. said...

What an accomplishment!

Kay Day said...

I like it! I like your furniture, too. Especially the clock.

Angela said...

LOL. There's a story behind the clock, Kay, but it's not for public consumption. Sometime when we're together, I'll share it. :-)


Kay Day said...

Ok! You'll have to remember. I doubt I can for that long!

Suzanne said...

I love the new light in your dining room, it's gorgeous!

BJ said...

I've known this for some time, but now it's confirmed: there are two Angies--maybe three. That's a given, because no one woman, not even an Amazon, could do what you do in one day.

I could envy you these beautifully redecorated rooms ... but you deserve them. What I *really* envy is your energy.