Blue-Green Begone!

It’s been a while since we last did some painting in our house. We got busy with the bedroom, and then quickly moved on to the bonus room and the hallway upstairs. But the bonus room was much more work than I expected, and I was pretty burned out after that. But now, fully two years after we started our renos in the ensuite bathroom, Tammy and I have tackled painting the living room.

There were two major obstacles: the piano, couch and bookshelves in there are difficult to move, and the painting needed to extend into the kitchen, because the deep blue-green paint extends along the support beam across the kitchen. While I was in Regina this week, Tammy and the kids took care of the bookshelves and various other things. By Friday night, we were ready to paint.

Living room cleared out (mostly)

Living room cleared out (mostly)

We started today with a coat of primer. By lunch time, the blue-green was covered.

Nearly finished primer coat

Nearly finished primer coat

This afternoon, we tackled the neutral colour (clay beige) and we had a full coat by suppertime.

Me painting the bulkhead

Me painting the bulkhead

Now we are planning to put the second coat of neutral on the walls and bulkhead directly adjacent to the accent wall, so that we can put “grass cloth” (green) on it tomorrow. We should be able to finish and start putting things back in order. That’s pretty cool: from zero to finished in two days. Admittedly, we took a short cut, not replacing the baseboards. But the room is already feeling so much airier and spacious without the dark colour on the walls. Now we’re thinking about painting the kitchen.

The other major thing was a wedding. Dusty and Mike across the street were hosting the wedding of Dusty’s son today. Their plans for a wedding in Kananaskis fell through, so they had it in the back yard. We watched from our window across the street. We enjoyed it, and the kids were fascinated and watched the whole thing, too. We couldn’t hear any of it, other than the odd bursts of laughter, but when the “you may now kiss the bride” part happened, it was pretty obvious what was going on.  🙂

Wedding across the street

Wedding across the street

 

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