Friday, March 16, 2012

Without Further Ado

The painting job in Becky's
room began as a very
frustrating job.
If it weren't overwhelming enough
to just shovel clean
her room out,
we had trouble with the first coat of paint.
We each tried, thinking maybe
we were doing something wrong.
This is how the first coat went on...

After much debate about whether or not to take the paint back to the store,
we elected to try using the second gallon for the
second coat. 
My dear helper couldn't return the next day so it was left
to be to soldier on.
the second coat was much better to work with.
Here's the big reveal...
Nothing on the walls yet...
it always pains me to start that step,
and a few more touches here and there
but Becky is happy and that makes me happy
(well, that is, until which time she messes it up again)!
It will be a few days until I reveal
the bathroom.
Apparently, I am much better
at solo deconstruction
than I am with reconstruction.
At least that's what my body it telling me.
Patience is not one of my strong suits
(I do not like to rely on others for help)
but I must wait for assistance
to put the cabinets back up.
Or maybe once my
muscles heal,
I'll once again
find my independence. ha!
As a side note:  I've tried to keep up with all of you this week
but if I've missed you, I'm really sorry!


TexWisGirl said...

wow! that looks really pretty! very grown up!

Furry Bottoms said...

I think you did an awesome job!! The first coat is always a pain. You see on TV commercials that some special paint you don't need more than one coat, right? But it does NOT work that way!

dr momi said...

Love the color!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It looks excellent! We have a similar color in our master bathroom.

Lisa said...

You have a lot of work done and you and I are the same. I can really make a mess and a good one but then to put it all back together is a pain.:)
Love what you have done

Rohrerbot said...

Jill, this looks great. Red is always a tricky paint to work with and sometimes it takes MORE coats to match the color on label. Really nice....I wouldn't hang anything up yet;) You should enjoy the rights of parent pride before the posters go up. Nice work!

Madi and Mom said...


Gloria Hood said...

That is just a beautiful job! I believe Becky will be sleeping so peacefully in there! You got me thinking of using that color now!

Ed Pilolla said...

i think the shade of red is rich and beautiful. very nice!

Charade said...

What a difference a second coat of paint makes, huh? It looks stunning to me.

Lynne said...

I really like the color. It looks warm, rich and vibrant. Bet Becky loves it! Take a rest . . . there is always next week to finish it up. Find some happy leprechaun's and bag pipers and do a little jig tomorrow. The rest will feel good!

Jenny Woolf said...

That is awesome, I think you're way too modest. It looks totally professional to me. Bet Becky is thrilled!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Her room looks great Jill. I bet she loves it.


Anonymous said...

Becky's room is very nice. The color looks very rich. I know you must be really tired. Take some time to let your muscles relax. Hope you have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

That looks very nice Jill, it's lovely! You did a great work.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Wow! Looks great!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

That color is wonderful and looks so great
I am proud of you, so glad Becky likes it-the things we do for our
Enjoy some time off and relax you so deserve it.

Debbie said...

it is gorgeous jill, so rich and delicious.

i hope you are able to pat yourself on the back ;)))

Flora said...

WOw... Looks great.
I know the feeling... we painted our walls burgandy....we had to give it 5 coats...then it was beautiful..but at first we were very depressed...we never thought it would ever look good...and it was a brand new house

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Nice job Jill. I now how frustrating it can be to paint, especially alone. But now that it is all said and done, GREAT JOB. Like that color on the wall.
Get some rest and think about the bathroom next week. Hopefully you have another one that can be used.

Paula said...

Wow! Just lovely, but don't ya just hate to hang that first picture or whatever.

Jackie said...

Looks nice Jill. I despise putting things on the wall after a fresh coat of paint, but eventually, things get hung.

Nancy Claeys said...

You must have been in a tizzy after the first coat! You poor thing. But your hard work paid off -- it's really a lovely color! :)

Buttons said...

AWESOME JOB I love it. B

Donna said...

Oh Jill!!! It turned out SOOO Pretty!! You did a Great Job!!!
Love the color....
Don't work too hard!!

Bonnie said...

Jill, It looks fabulous! You should be proud. Sit down, put your feet up and enjoy a green beverage today. Happy St. Patrick's Day. Hugs, Bonnie

Lisa said...

Wow - that's really pretty! I'll bet Becky is thrilled with her "new" room!

(Hope your muscles recover and you feel better soon!)

Michaele said...

That turned out awesome! Very warm looking as well. I bet you are both proud.

Ellie said...

Home decorating is NOT my favourite job either.
Becky's room turned out wonderful - I really love it.It's a great colour so warm and cheery.
Congratulations on a job well done.

Susan said...

Jill, great job. It looks so awesome! Really pretty!

Chatty Crone said...

That is a great job there Jill. sandie

Donna said...

Dear Jill,

This is absolutely stunning! I wasn't sure, but bold is so in and always does look great. This is beautiful!! Can't wait to see it completely done with walls covered with do dads, bathroom done!

Excellent job!!!


Busy Bee Suz said...

I'm so glad she likes her new room! I too hate the putting back together much work!
rest up Mama!!