Hello lovelies :) I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!! I had planned on being lazy. Apparently, though, the months and months (18 of them to be exact) of wedding planning have left me with the inability to live life without a project. So. After work on Friday, I was determined to find a paint color for the living room and kitchen. I had the perfect shade of gray in my mind, but couldn't find it anywhere!! Everything was just too blue. Doesn't anyone make a gray that isn't really just a different shade of blue?! Up until Friday, I had tested 4 different colors of gray, and I had accumulated about 384 paint chips. All were from Lowes. I only shop at Lowes, Home Depot is not an option for me. The reason for that is a whole post in itself. Suffice it to say, Home Depot employees must hate their jobs. Sorry I got offtrack with my nail-biter of a story. The point is that I finally decided that Lowes was not going to have my color. So I traipsed all over Tulsa (and, *gasp* i even went to HD, so you know i was desperate) and came home with 3 samples and countless paint chips. Finally, finally, I settled on one from Sherwin Williams. Finally!!!!!!!! (for the record it is still not perfect and a little too blue in my opinion, but i'm so tired of looking, not to mention I could paint the white house with the amount of paint samples i have) (is the white house really huge? because that's what i meant by that last comment, that i could paint something really huge with all of the samples) Then when Lee got home, I proudly displayed the new paint color, which he liked (also for the record, he liked them all. men.) I was happy that we found a color, but to be honest, I wasn't really looking forward to painting, which I usually like. I blame it on the bookcases. They took it out of me. So instead of doing anything about the paint, we watched Gran Torino. Have you seen that? Good movie, but a little depressing. Lots of crying during that movie. Lots. After the movie, we both felt sad and depressed to we decided to go and get snow cones!! We tried the new place over by Promenade mall, and it was probably the best snow cone ever! I really want to go back!
On Saturday, we ran some errands and cleaned the house a little. I finally got to try out my new space bags! Verdict? I freaking love those things! And then Lee went to go play golf. Since I was alone and bored, I decided that there were no more distractions from starting to paint. I'm pretty proud of myself for taking everything off the walls and moving the furniture all by myself. Including a huge mirror and picture frame. The old colors were really saturated, so I needed to first primer the walls. Boo. I hate using primer. But, I was able to prime everything, the kitchen, living room, hallway, and entry way. And then on Sunday, I did all of the "cutting in", aka, along the baseboards and crown molding and in the corners. So our house looks terrible right now! It's all white primer and everything is out of place. Hopefully once I start getting the color up, I will have more motivation and I won't want to just stop and lay on the couch :)
Ew, my "little" boss came over here and started asking me about all of these things that need to be done. Can't he see that I'm already busy?! I guess that means I'd better get back to work.
Oh, that reminds me of something funny. When I was looking for the Anne Taintor notepads, I saw a magnet that said "I work here, but I don't really 'work' here"! Isn't that hilarious? I told Lee that I wanted to get it for myself, but it probably wouldn't give the best impression :)