Renovation Project 2016: Part 4

As of Tuesday, February 2, 2016, I am actually feeling good about my muscles being sore from working hard, but it was also so nice to relax on the couch afterwards! Painting was the top priority of the day, and we headed to Lowe’s to pick out paint and lighting for the house. They will soon get to know us at this store! Hehehehe!!!

My son and I had already primed the second bedroom and (Monday, February 1), and after letting it dry overnight, we put a coat of Valspar Ultra in a semi-gloss sheen with the color choice of Arizona Sunset. This bedroom had a dark colored, diamond pattern on the walls. We are crossing our fingers that it will cover without noticing the pattern underneath. The excitement of the first color to go onto one of the walls in our house renovation project was pretty thrilling! Clayton III, as I have mentioned, picked out his own color. It is bold and so pretty! He likes it and that is all that matters.

After the completion of painting the first coat of paint in the second bedroom, we moved on to priming the hallway and living room. It felt so good to cover up the old dark shades of greens and blues, and now it will be ready for a much softer shade of blue. I love pastel colors, as they just seem to brighten my day. I think that light shades make a room look so much bigger too. Light and airy – that is what makes me happy! What colors do you enjoy?

In the third bedroom, we needed to remove a wallpaper border. Having done this before, we had picked up some wallpaper remover spray and a scoring tool at Lowe’s and then began that process. Seeing that it wasn’t cooperating with us, as it was actually pulling off the paint on the walls, we decided to go a different route. We used a steamer on the border and had better success with the paper coming off. Yay!!! I love it when a better solution presents itself.

A lot was happening, and feeling satisfied for the day, we left the project and headed home. I was really happy to use my Griddler to make dinner quickly as we came home a little past our normal dinner time. Chicken (made on the Cuisinart Griddler), potatoes baked in the microwave and vegetables tasted so good after staying busy all day! We topped off the meal with some Shortbread Girl Scout cookies that we picked up from a troop selling them outside of Lowe’s over the weekend on one of our already numerous trips!! Yum – so good!

One thing that is really nice about working on this project, is that we can leave it behind for the night and enjoy the evenings at home. By the next morning, I feel refreshed and ready to get back to work! When renovating a home you are living in, it is just a little bit messy and it feels unorganized. Been there – done that. 🙂