Goodness y'all, but I lead an exciting life. I don't know which of my latest nail-biting adventures to share with y'all first...painting the bedroom...or preparing my annual sales tax report. Both are have-you-sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat, riveting tales to be sure, but a cliff hanger is always good for a Monday morning so whatdaya say we start with the Black Hole of Casita de Trash...the bedroom project with no end?
Let me start by saying I love paint chip cards. They're right up there with wallpaper and fabric samples in my mind. (Is that a "girly" thing or what?) I've got those little strips of paper all over the house...clipped to my man basket, peeking outta drawers, tucked in every handbag I own. Shoot...I once even made price tags outta 'em just to get rid of some 'cause I couldn't bear to throw 'em in the trash.
I also love paint...not painting per se...just the paint. In the past, I changed paint colors almost as much as I changed my underwear. I swear up and down...I think I've lost a good 10' in square footage with all the layers of paint I've added over the years. Repaint every 10 years...pshaw...about every 3 around these parts!
What I don't like is picking out paint...normally. This time was a breeze. I knew what color I wanted and lucked out my first time outta the shoot when we went to get it....Glidden's Granite Gray. In the words of Goldilocks...not too dark...not too blue...ju-u-u-st right!
I'll tell y'all a little secret about me...I am the messiest painter on the planet! When I buy paint, I always get twice what I think I'll need...as in a gallon for the walls...and one for me to wear. I get paint everywhere...and I do mean everywhere. When I take a bath after painting, I think to myself "Now how on this green earth did I get paint there?"
Another little secret about me...I don't do product endorsements. I get asked, but I make it a rule to never mix business with pleasure. I'll endorse yours 'cause I believe in you and your artistry, but never commercial ones...never. Well guess what y'all? Never say never...'cause rules were made to be broken and I'm breaking one of mine.
Believe you me...and I'm not getting paid to say this...Glidden's 2n1 paint is...in three words...Fab U Lous!
I was going to be painting over dark chocolate brown walls and the idea of having to prime the walls first gave me the willys! I make no bones about being lazy...it's who I am and doing double work on a room I was already dreading just didn't seem like the carrot-on-a-stick incentive needed to get me shaking my tail feathers. When I saw this paint...I thought why the heck not give it a try. The only thing I stood to lose was a little money if it didn't work. Law...but work it did...like a rented mule! No dripping...no streaking...total coverage on first application...easy clean-up...a procrastinator's dream paint! I had bought only one gallon in case it didn't pan out, but guess what? I still have almost a half a gallon left after painting a 10x12 room!
The best part? Except for some Jackson Pollock squiggles on my left thumbnail...Trash is paint free! That's right y'all...the only gray in my hair comes from raising kids...not from raising a paint roller! Can I get a yee to the haw?
The room is taking shape and if my camera was working properly, I'd show y'all some money shots. In the meantime, you'll just have to take my word for it. I'm working my flat-as-a-flitter hiney off and it's gonna be Bee-U-ti-ful. The fun part is almost about to commence!
Before I begin hanging curtains though...I'm off to see what else I can slap some Granite Gray on.
Here kitty, kitty, kitty!