Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I Must Be Crazy

I can't believe I am going to post these before pictures.
Becky's room isn't so bad
(I am used to the "hot" pink
and will probably miss is a little bit).

The bathroom on the other hand?
This just proves how
and willing to share
everything with you,
my local readers.
Right? ha!
Not only am I bad at painting,
I am terrible at picking out paint!

No need to be nice. 
The proof is in the pictures.

Just let me walk you through this, k?
Those big blobs of dark blue
was the first color I tried.
It was a disaster!

The next time I had wanted to lighten
things up a bit a lot.
Trying to appease Becky,
I got a little carried away
and got a pinkish/purplish color.
What does not show in the photos
and what I had not expected was how
BRIGHT it was!

To try to tone things down,
I purchased white cabinets
that hung in those ugly blue spots.
They needed to be painted too.
Oy Vey!
Both shall be done
in much, much, much, much, much
milder and calmer colors.

Today is the day
the painting begins.
Thanks to a dear friend
that LIKES (something I cannot relate to)
to paint I will have help!

Now let's just hope the vision
in my head looks as nice
on the walls.
Wish me luck!


EG CameraGirl said...

You will be so happy when the painting is done! Be sure to post some after photos/

Paula said...

Wishing you luck and so nice you have a friend who likes to paint.

Gloria Hood said...

Good luck with the painting! It's a tough job!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Hey Jill. I love to paint. That is basically my job here at home My husband hates doing it, so I paint.
I would have come over and helped. Maybe next time. Just give me some time to buy a plane ticket. LOL.
Good luck getting all the painting done. Can't wait to see the outcome.

Lynne said...

Keeping it simple . . . good luck! I can't wait to see the finish line . . .

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Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my goodness...and 'bless your heart'!!! You are such a great mama trying to please your girl, I'll give you a high five for that! Painting is such a pain. {I had a bit of painting anxiety yesterday!}
After your post about the 'beet' room, I dreamt last night that my husband painted our guest room a shade of red/cranberry!!! I was so stressed. :)
Best of luck, be careful today!

artbywendy said...

Have fun! I enjoy painting rooms because it's so nice when you get done to sit back and see a whole new room...It usually startys a snowball effect though and I start remodeling everything around it!:O)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Good luck! I hope you're happy with the results :-)

Ellie said...

Oh Jill, you make me laugh (hope that's ok). I love the way you write.
I'm sure you will love it when it is finished.
Danny is at the moment painting doors and woodwork in our hall - it's looking so much better and fresher. I can't wait till it's finished.

Anonymous said...

Good luck today, Jill! (my daughter went through a pink room...then she wanted it some kind of green and an odd blue, now she has a lilac color and it's staying that way forever!) haha I told her this mama is not going to be painting again anytime soon.

Melodie said...

I have the same problem! Every paint is 10 shades brighter than it was in the store!! Every room I have in this house has been painted more than once because of that!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, hurray for the help! that will make it fun instead of drudgery!

Lisa said...

Good luck with the painting!!

Jackie said...

I'm sure it will be lovely when it's finished. It's a beautiful day to paint.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Good Luck with the painting and what a dear friend to offer to help
Can't wait to see the results

Donna said...

When paint dries, it's Never the color you originally wanted!
Can't wait to see the after shots!!
Good Luck!!

Chatty Crone said...

Wow - you are doing a great (hard) job there - good luck. Sandie

Anonymous said...

It's a lot of hard work - repainting. Can't wait to see the end result :) Have a great day!


Rohrerbot said...

Just remember to tape everything off!:) I'll share with you a couple things. One. Love the tree outside your daughter's window. Awesome look out. Two. It can always be repainted again. Give yourself time:) Your rooms look fine:) And 3. I don't believe in white walls...never have. Our entire home is color, but I made a mistake once when painting.....I attempted a bright orange for the bathroom and decided halfway through that it made me physically sick. I stopped. Let it dry. And decided on a more neutral brown color:) Have fun and wear old clothes:) 3 or 4 coats may be in order to cover that pink:) I may be exaggerating a little:) But red, pink and orange require several paintovers:)

Dianna said...

Well - good luck - can't wait for pics to see how it all turns out. How lucky to have a friend who loves to paint!

Debbie said...

i'm pleading the 5th on those colors!!

good luck, since you have help it will be fun ;)))))

ps....do i see "popcorn ceilings"??

Anonymous said...

Oh, I wish you the best! I detest painting...I have been "surprised" so many times in the past!

Ed Pilolla said...

it will look great. i think painting is fun. enjoy yourself, or at least the finished product you will.

Madi and Mom said...

Morning Ms. Jill mom and I came by yesterday before you new post. We are sorry we missed it but OMC good luck with the painting today. Beet red should be very interesting.
Hugs Madi

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh I sympathise. I still wonder why the heck I painted our laundry room a hideous shade of greenish yellowish white. Yuk!

Furry Bottoms said...

Give it some time... it will all come together as you envision it!

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, I relate!!!
It is scary to paint, but we do what we have to do.
Blessings again my friend, Catherine xo
p.s. I love reading your posts. I really do relate.xo

Nancy Claeys said...

Hey, I've seen much worse (like my house!) -- it will all be fine. Happy you have help -- help is good! :)

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Jill, It's only paint, and I swear some of the rooms in my home are actually smaller for all the coats of paint on my walls! Few things are as satisfying as a newly painted wall, good luck! Love, Penny

Donna said...


I can't wait to see an update! Being so bold with red walls is very, well bold - but I've seen it done and with the right accessories it will be fabulous!

Well, I'm with your friend, I love to paint! It's just with all of my health issues, I need someone to help me, and if we had enough time, I could tell you a story about my husband and my painting experience and we would laugh our buttocks off!!

Hope you're having fun, Jill!


Susan said...

Wonderful that you've got such a helpful friend.
I don't like to paint and will do anything to get out of it!
Good luck, it will turn out well I'm sure. Looking forward to "after" pics :D)

Buttons said...

Oh Jill I understand this I admire that you tackle these big jobs alone, I myself try to drag someone in to help. It is going to look amazing and I also understand the missing thing. Take care hug. B

Rebecca said...

Thinking of you!

Remember this when painting! It has NEVER FAILED FOR ME~

Pick the paint color you want and then go 1-2 shades lighter! PRESTO! Perfect color.

I also brought paint cards home from the store and looked at them in the room at different times of the day. This helped me NOT to go too dark for my dining room!

Can't wait to see the results!


ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

We lucked out and our house was painted before we moved in. Lol. I think it was the realtors trying to spruce it up. Love the chocolate brown walls in the basement and the beige bedroom ones, but I'm not crazy about our gray, dirty looking walls in the front living room and hallways. You all picked some hard colors to work with, but I am sure that you all will love it when it is finished! Good luck! : )..