Hey! Anyone else out there like dramatic before-and-afters??
Oh hey there, dining room, you look nice today. Is that 4 coats of paint you’re wearing?
Now all it needs is a quick coat of paint to freshen up the walls.
“But Sarah,” you’re thinking,”it just took you four months to paint that woodwork, and you complained about it the entire time. Now you’re going to do another painting project??”
Yes, but at this point, it’s what I’m painting that matters. See, the next project I do will be a painting project no matter what. But most of my options involve painting more f***ing woodwork. If you remember, I also started painting the woodwork in the living room, and maybe you’ve noticed that I haven’t mentioned the living room yet today. That’s because after one coat of primer in the living room, I realized that if I hoped to keep my sanity – and if there was to be any chance of seeing a dramatic before-and-after any time soon, which, let’s face it, is the only reason we’re all here – I needed to focus my efforts in a single area. So the living room woodwork still needs to be painted.
Either that, or I could paint and install the shoe mouldings in the dining room. BOOOORIIIIIIIING!
Or, I could paint the doors and drawers on the buffet. But before I can paint the drawers, I have to make them. Yeah. Three of them are old and gross and splintery, and the other two are non-existent. So, to no one’s surprise, finishing the buffet is going to be a bigger project than I thought. And without drawers, talking about painting the drawers is putting the cart ahead of the horse.
And aren’t you guys sick of painting woodwork? Let’s paint some WALLS!!
“But Sarah,” you’re wondering,”what’s wrong with the wall color that’s in there?”
You know, that’s a fine question, and I have two answers, neither of which will be satisfying, if you are Chris. 1) There is nothing “wrong” with the color that’s in there. Other than the fact that it’s been there for 5 years now and I want something different. 2) The color on its own is fairly neutral. Back when the woodwork was dark and orange-ish, the creamy off-white made everything look brighter. But now that the woodwork is so bright, the walls just look yellow. And kinda dingy.
You know what’s another good reason to paint the walls? Dramatic before-and-afters! Who doesn’t love those?
Now, I know what this looks like. It looks like I’m procrastinating. It looks like I’m moving on to another project so that I won’t have to continue painting woodwork, which we can all agree is not fun, and leaving at least three woodwork-painting projects unfinished in my wake.
That is exactly what this is.
You know what they say, the grass is always greener on the other side of a dramatic before-and-after.
Besides, if I get out of the way and move on to the walls, maybe it’ll give the Five-Percent Fairies a chance to show up and take care of the shoe mouldings.
One can hope.