Saturday, August 22, 2015
Peachy Dining Room
Last weekend we spent four days (Friday through Monday) painting the dining room, a project associated with our big kitchen redo. See, there used to be a pass-through from the kitchen to the dining room (it was essentially a big hole in the wall), and we had that filled in. The whole wall had to be rebuilt, and since we needed to paint the new, bare wall on both the kitchen side and the dining room side, we decided to paint the whole kitchen and the whole dining room while we were at it. (We finished painting the kitchen on August 8.)
We had to paint four coats on the dining room walls to get the proper coverage. Then we touched up the trim. We took the room from a dark orange, like the flesh of a winter squash, to a light peachy shade called Gerbera Daisy.
It was a big job, and as we stood on our ladders day after day we kept talking about how we couldn't wait to stop painting. We also sang songs that were stuck in our heads, so on day two certain songs were declared "illegal."
On day three we stopped singing and started criticizing one another's painting skills. On day four I cried a little.
Painting is great, but being done painting is even better.