Saturday, October 4, 2008

This Week's Ut Oh!

I think I probably mentioned before that I have been working on a bedroom makeover. My inspiration room is Cindy’s bedroom at A Romantic Home.
Everything about Cindy’s home is beautiful and as an avid reader of her blog she inspired me to want some blue somewhere in my home too. I decided to paint my bedroom blue. The first phase of the project was to paint my furniture white and shabby it a bit, I did that this summer. Phase two is painting the bedroom walls and today was the day.

If you are a reader of Cindy’s blog you know that she can work miracles in a weekend. She makes it look easy. Ok, I bought paint about 3 weeks ago and today is the day I’m devoting to painting… I got up early this morning and was so glad to hear my husband offer his assistance with the project. If I did the edges and cut in, he would roll the walls… the project is getting easier by the moment and I am sure we can be finished by the time Penn State kicks off at noon. I’m a very fussy painter and could probably do this job without a drop cloth and dressed in my best clothes but why tempt the fates… I put on a pair of old shorts and a t-shirt and began the project.

As I moved the ladder for the first time it started to collapse (who knew that you have to latch it to keep it open) and the whole gallon of paint fell off the ladder and onto the carpet! Can you believe it! Luckily (yeah right) the paint can landed right side up so only about a half gallon of paint landed on the carpet and drop cloth…. I began scooping up the paint off the drop cloth and putting it back into the can and my husband got wet rags and went to work on the carpet. One of my first reactions was to take a photo but my husband did not think a photo shoot would be a good idea so I waited till he went out into the kitchen and most of the mess had been cleaned up before taking a quick photo of the carpet and paint… we were planning to replace the carpet anyhow but were still in the “thinking about what we want to put in there” stage… This mess has prompted me to call the carpet man who will be here Monday to measure for new carpet!

So, changing the color of the room has once again turned into a major project, so much for anything easy.... We will also change the carpet in the dressing room so that means everything in there will have to come out in order to replace the carpet….we’re talking a major job!

I’ll be working on my bedroom makeover for the next week or two, so stay tuned!!!


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I had that happen one time, but fortunately it was on a tile floor. Of course, the tile had lots of indents, and the space between the tiles for the paint to go through, but still waaaaaay better than trying to clean paint off carpet, I'm sure!
Look forward to seeing the finished product ~ Cindy's home certainly is an inspiration!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Just wanted to drop by and thank you for weighing in on my latest post. Everyone's thoughts and opinions are very valuable to me.


~ Lindy ~ said...

oh my gosh!!! i can only picture the whole thing! before i finished the blog post i said, "well, she needed new carpet anyway"....then read on and saw this was on the 'wish' list for future! well....that sure is a good reminder for any DIY'ers to always LATCH THE LADDER!!

Joan Fricker said...

Oh Kay, one good way to assure youself of getting new carpet. I bet your heart stopped for a second though.
It will all be very pretty when you are finished.


Gerry said...

Oh my, Kay. What an undertaking! I wish I had so much ambition. Or maybe not. LOL.

I also love what you did with your home office.