Thursday, May 22, 2014

"Sweet Coconut Milk!!"

Last weekend, we went up to the house to get some more painting done. We figured we'd get the basement, and maybe our bedroom or a bathroom, done.

The good news is, the finished part of the basement is even bigger than we thought.

The bad news is, the finished part of the basement is even bigger than we thought.

It was also a darker colour than we thought and took more coats than we thought it would. I think that we were actively painting for about eight hours. And that was after we cleaned all the melted wax, jammy handprints, coffee stains, and other miscellaneous gross stuff that I don't want to think about off the wall.

But once we're all done (yes, we still need to do another coat in some places, even after eight hours), it's going to be awesome. There is more than enough room for a whole load of kids' junk, as well as a corner to tuck a daybed for when Husband's mum comes to visit, a reading corner, and somewhere to watch TV.

The pictures are kind of crappy, and this is just two corners, but you get the gist.

While I picked the colour because it was pretty, it is also a very satisfying name to yell as a curse when you realise it's midnight and you're not even half done the job.





6 comments:

  1. It looks lovely! I hope the rest of it goes smoothly for you.

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  2. Oh, I hope I remember to exclaim "Sweet coconut milk!" about something very soon, because that is fantastic (the cursing is fantastic, not the 8 hours of painting).

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    1. It's nice when your paint colour can double as a curse word. :)

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  3. Wow that is a lot of painting but so worth it. I am so glad you have this time to do it and aren't tripping over your belongings to get it done.

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    1. It's really helping that it's empty. We're going to do all of the rooms where the kids hang out first. The move is coming up fast - I don't think we're going to finish so that way, we'll have places to send the kids while we finish it after we move. :]

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