Monday, February 14, 2011

Painting accomplished (mostly)

This last weekend we decided to tackle the kids' rooms with paint. Now it may have been a little crazy to try to do two, it also may have been a bit nuts to think I could do this while being 9 months pregnant. We survived apparently, but just barely.
Joe got to pick what we did with Blake's room. The original plan was to do all the walls this blue color with a silver stripe on top. Luckily he changed his mind when we couldn't find the right silver. Once we started on Blake's room we quickly discovered that the color we picked needed three coats to look good. To say we were exhausted is an understatement. I think it turned out wonderful! Plus, Blake loves it! Kalli's room is only half finished. We decided to only tackle the top half this weekend and then will be working on it again on President's Day since Joe has that day off. The bottom half will be pink and white stripes. Eventually we will also put up a chair rail. I love the green that we picked out, it just feels like spring every time I walk in her room. When Kalli's room gets finished in one week there will only be one room left in our house that we want to paint, and that is the living room. We're kind of dreading that one. So it may be put off awhile longer.

4 comments:

Ryan and Kelli said...

Looks good! Oh how I miss painting! Can't wait to see your new lil' one! You are getting sooo close!

Scott said...

Very nice work!

Aubrey Norby said...

Great painting! The colors look great. I like the stripe in Blake's room. You guys are very ambitious, but you have good results. I can't wait to see Kali's room when it is finished. In reference to a previous post about girly girl books, you found some great ones already. We love Fancy Nancy and Olivia at our house. Another one that I like is the series of Madeleine books. They rhyme, which is good for the kids'to hear. I can get the author for you later, but the girls are sleeping now and I don't want to risk waking them!

Aubrey Norby said...

Okay, the Madeline books are by Ludwig Bemelmans. We have Madeline in London, but there are others in the series. Another fun series is the Eloise at the Plaza books. I am not sure who the author is, but you can look it up at the library. Happy reading!