I'm so excited to say that we finally decided to paint the basement! Look at how many choices we started with! We just can't get enough of paint samples, apparently.
We were all set to go with something different and choose the yellow.... but in the end, we just couldn't do it. I was afraid it was too much like a nursery and we would regret it. We picked the light grayish green on the right.
I used to think that we would have one of those homes with nice rich cozy wall colors in every room, but so far we've chosen light and bright. Kind of surprises me, but so far we've been really happy with our choices. (Except for one bathroom debacle, a super light mint green shade that we couldn't stand. Andy repainted it a cool blue- my hero.)
Can you spot the leopard print Snuggie? It's my one true love. Best Christmas present ever- thanks mom! You know those commercials with the people wearing their Snuggies out at a soccer game? And they're all cheering on the bleachers in their Snuggies? I remember seeing that and thinking who would do that... ever? But I'm here to say, I've worn my Snuggie to a parade on a cold night, in the bleachers. And I was totally that person. No shame here. It was awesome.
I had no idea what an undertaking painting an entire basement was going to be, or we may have
never started. We spackled, sanded, taped, and painted for most of the
weekend. Our house has quite a few small dents and dings all over the walls and baseboards. So handy Andy is fixing up everything before we paint each room. We're about halfway through the house now.
On Saturday we worked from 11:00 -6:00 straight! I'm talking no lunch break. This was serious business. I was so glad we stuffed our faces with McDonald's breakfast, and that I had this little guy to help me through.
Thank you, iced hazelnut coffee. You were sent straight from heaven.
I'm also thankful that it all only took one coat! Oh halleluia. Oh my Lord, two coats would have sent us over the edge. We usually go with Behr paint and primer in one, and we've been happy with it, especially this time.
You can see how much of a help the kitties were. I mean, honestly, look at these two.
Must be rough.
I swear, I'm coming back in my second life as a pet cat. What a life! Andy and I always ponder what they think about all day. Do they worry? Do they dream? Do they have thoughts? Maybe some psychology majors out there can clue me in. I heard once that cats don't have a very good memory... but I've also read that they can be trained to do tricks, so who knows.
Ah well... I'm so glad the basement is done! We rearranged a bit, and now it's time to decorate (the walls have been bare for over a year... sad, I know). We may even run over to Ikea on Saturday! Love.
Any other painters out there? Which paint do you swear by? Or the bigger question: which animal would you be?
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