Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lots and lots of painting....

We have continued our productivity in getting our house ready to be put on the market (we're already running out of weekends!)  Last week we finished up painting the closet doors:

Not sure if you can actually tell a difference from the last pictures I posted, but these pictures have three coats of white paint.  I never would have guessed it would take that much paint but we finally finished it all up.

While my closet was a mess, I decided it was a good chance to organize everything.  This is what it looks like now (or, well, last Saturday after I first cleaned.  I'm trying my hardest to keep it clean.... really.....):

We still aren't quite finished with painting, but we got a HUGE project out of the way this weekend.  Here are a few pictures:



And we can't forget this huge part of the bathroom:

(the ceiling)

Basically, our bathroom desperately needed a makeover.  Even if you happen to like the teal color it was before (we weren't the biggest fans), the paint was in poor condition with discoloring and peeling in places.  The bathroom was one of the few rooms we didn't paint when we moved in (not really sure why, except that we just weren't up to painting anything else) and we've been talking about painting it since then.  And, now that we're selling, it was finally time!  Interesting story on how we got the nice beige color for the walls... My sister mentioned that she had some extra paint from their house (remember that last year they bought and remodeled the house next door to our new house) that we could use.  So we went over, they gave us a huge bucket full of paint, and she assured me it would look good in the bathroom.  So, as we're painting, we're both talking about how curious we are to see what color it's going to end up!  It worked out well I think.  Nice, neutral color - good for selling a house.

And the ceiling - what a project.  I'll give credit where it's due though - Kyle did most of it.  First he had to clean the whole ceiling (I did help a bit there!), and then he had to paint it.  We love the beams our ceiling has but they sure do make any kind of painting a huge pain.  It looks great though - really makes a difference in the bathroom.  They needed painting even more than the walls.  

We still have a few more, smaller, painting projects that we're going to hopefully finish up this weekend.  And lots of other projects to get done as well.  Slowly but surely we're marking things off our To Do list.  Wish us luck!

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