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Friday, July 20, 2007

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

I have been a busy bee this summer and haven't had a lot of time for blogging so I just thought I'd show you what I have done. I painted Thing 3's bedroom FINALLY-a nice sunny yellow that warmed up the stark white walls. We added some cute little counting sheep above her crib and have some pretty pictures to frame and hang up as well. I finished it up this past Sunday and just sort of left everything in a heap at the top of the steps to clean up "later". Well, "later" became yesterday when I finally got around to it and so I began gathering up drop cloths and rollers and the 3/4 full bucket of paint to go downstairs. At that point, something unfortunate happened.


The nice, sunny, warm yellow doesn't look quite as good when seeping into your carpet. Really not good at all, in fact. And, apparently, paint multiplies when spilt to become eleventy five gallons when you though it was only not even one gallon. That small black plastic item in the top right of the picture is about 2 inches long, to give you some idea of the scale of this disaster. Also, no amount of sweating, repeatedly saying "oh no, oh no, oh no" and cussing causes this quantity of paint to be removed from the very plush carpet (that I did hate, incidentally-and yes, it really WAS an accident, HONEST!!). This is how it looked after 2 hours of "clean up" :

The evidence is now in the trash can and garage-I hope my neighbors thought nothing of me hauling out several bags and a big roll of carpet. (But when was the last time they saw my husband??) The silver lining in all of this is that we were planing on replacing all of that carpet with hardwood anyway, EVENTUALLY. Eventually has arrived. Anyone know any good contractors?

4 comments:

knicksgrl0917 said...

hey! i'm going to cali this weekend and won't be back until september...here is the website i was talking about where i made extra summer cash. Later! the website is here

Blissful Debbie said...

OMG! I think I'll stick with the cat pee!!!!!!!!!

LauraRN said...

Um, yeah-- but it's a long contractor commute to Blacksburg from Northern Virginia.

Gina said...

Stay away from Tim Thompson.