While DH Grant was away on a weekend with his buddies earlier this month, I secretly planned a painting project, and corralled DD Erica into giving me a hand. Friday I spent doing all of the boring prep--the cleaning, washing of walls, and patching. Naturally, it was a hot and sticky weather period and I was thoroughly sweaty and tired after all that. Luckily I had the paint and all other supplies on hand. I set up a banquet table in the garage with all the supplies we needed. Erica joined me on Saturday-- she is the best at taping.
..and high above the doorway. We got the first coat on, took a late lunch break, and fairly quickly the second coat followed.
After a couple of hours I had the room reassembled and restaged. I also climbed into the garden window to clean the inside and then on a stepladder to clean the outside. Isn't the hardest part the final clean up and putting away all the supplies and paint? That got done late on Sunday before I collapsed. Grant came home Monday while I was at work and was happily surprised to see the Terracotta paint gone at last. We are enjoying the lighter, brighter look in our East facing kitchen. Next room to conquer is my adjoining sewing room (former family room),for which Erica and I mapped out a paint plan. I'm hoping to get that done in September and have a carpenter add new baseboard trim in October. Best laid plans!