Thursday, April 3, 2008

No Pain, No Gain

So, I have blisters on my hand and I can't lift my arms up above my head...but I also have a family room I now TOTALLY worth it, right?

I have hated the green in my family room the ENTIRE time that we have lived in this house...but with two stories to paint...and NO WAY in heck I could get Troy to shell out the 1500 bucks the painters wanted for the didn't look like it was going to happen.

But GOOD friends Anne and Ben came and helped me paint the room as a surprise for Troy while he was in, on Saturday night they came and helped me get part of the dark brown on the lower half of the room and the tan up on the four feet by the ceiling.

I just have to say, as I finished up the room, climbing the ladder was SCARY. I went up once and just stood there I came down to collect myself and read a post by Hilary about "putting on our big girl panties" and doing what needs to be done...and I got back up on the ladder to finish. So thanks for that Hill. And thanks to you Ben, because there is no way I could have climbed to the TOP of that ladder, let alone tried to paint something when I finally got there! (BTW, dinner's on let's pick a night!)

Of course, I didn't get it done before Troy came home (since his trip was cut short) but it was well on its way...and Troy even helped me get a coat of the tan up.

The room isn't all the way put back together, but I was too excited to wait. Now, I can't wait to get it decorated!


Melanie said...

Oh my gosh!! I love it!! It's completely genius with the two colors! Way to go! If I were Ben & Anne, I would ask for "The Melting Pot" for that one!! haha

Puhlman said...

It does look sooooooo good. And you are a brave woman to climb up there and then to PAINT while you are up HIGH. wow. You da woman.

Charlene said...

I love what you have done so far! It looks great. Now I want to start painting my kitchen walls!

Hilary said...

My panties aren't that big.
Looks super fab.
But you got blisters from painting?
That's just sad.

Amy said...

I love it- why aren't you leaving any comments on my blog. I know they haven't been exciting posts but hello.... I need to "hear" you!

Kimber said...

You'd better be careful; Troy might begin inventing reasons to go out of town just so he can get the house redone while he's away:)

Tamee said...

Love it!! You are building some awesome muscles. How do you keep the kids out of the way? I want to come see all the changes.

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