Monday, January 16, 2012

2012 Means No More Proscratinating!

See this?  This is a picture of what this light switch in our master bedroom has looked like for the last YEAR folks ... with this little paintstrip from Benjamin Moore (Ballet White and White Sand) tucked up under it and a sample of the paint thrown on to the right of the switch.  I've seen it EVERY DAY when I turn the lights on/off.  My husband has teased me enough!  LOL 

What's holding me, Miss "ADD," back?  Well, I'll tell, no show, you!

There are a BAZILLION nail holes to cover from where we had trim added to the trey ...

a GABILLION nail holes just like these to be filled on every single wall that Miss "I don't like to measure, just put holes in the wall until you get it just right!" added ...

Annnnnnd, our big ol' trey will have to be primed before painting:

Oh, and let's not forget moving bedroom furniture is NOT fun, nor is cleaning the baseboards and dust that is living behind everything!  This room hasn't been painted since we moved in almost 6 years ago!  And, I'm running out of excuses.  I know I'm going to love the result!  So, that's it ... since it appears that it's not going to paint itself, it's time to put my big girl painting pants on and just do it!  The walls will be BM White Sand, the trey will be BM Ballet White, and the ceiling will be Ballet White cut at 75%.

Wish me luck ... see you in a year!  LOL


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said... Reply To This Comment

You can do this, Becca! {And now you've put it out there, so you kinda gotta!}. If I put a nail in the wrong place, I usually wind up praying to God the picture will hide the error hole so hubby doesn't see it. That's all I need to hear about! I can't wait to see your room in the new color.

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said... Reply To This Comment

Good luck Becca! I'm having the same procrastination problem painting the family room-foyer-hallways. I have purchased so many paint samples I've lost count. I just can't seem to choose a paint color and call the painter.
I wish I was headed out that way because I would come over and help you fill those holes. That's the easy part for me.My family room and foyer have white patched spots that have been that way for months. LOL!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said... Reply To This Comment

good luck girl! I am hiring out for our laundry room, they charge so little here that it is not worth my time and aggravation.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said... Reply To This Comment

LOL! Go Becca! I'm thinking like've told on yourself, and you put it out, there's your motivation!! Lol!! Can't wait to see your handiwork!!

At The Picket Fence said... Reply To This Comment

Rah rah rah!! That's us cheering you on Becca! lol You can do it, we have faith in you. And you know once you put it out there on your blog, your committed. ;)


At The Picket Fence said... Reply To This Comment

LOL! I had to put my big girl pants on this weekend too when it came to finally tackling the mudroom and for that exact same reason...hate painting, hate moving the upheaval, etc. So glad to know I'm not alone my friend! It really will look beautiful when it is done and I LOVE the ceiling. You can do it!

Cyndi @ The Decorating Chica said... Reply To This Comment

Getting started is 1/2 the battle! But once you start putting that beautiful new paint color on the walls it will be worth all the prep.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said... Reply To This Comment

You can do it Becca, take one wall at a time. That's what I did when i painted our bedroom 2 years ago. I moved the furniture as I went. The only thing we took apart was the bed.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

You don't need to prime. Use Behr's paint and primer in one. They can mix the color you want. Or use Gliddens duo( paint and primer in one). The talk is it's better than Behr's. Good luck to you.

Also I used Gliddens gel flow trim paint. OMG it's amazing. Stinky but amazing!

Ann from On Sutton Place said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my gosh Becca...I hope you have strong arms and limber neck! Getting started is the hardest part. Once that is accomplished it will go much more smoothly! Good luck...make sure and give us progress reports.

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From Marriage To Motherhood said... Reply To This Comment

Becca! I have a q'n for mother in law bought a new table and chair set for our 2 year old's birthday in a pecan color and it should have been in expresso : / I can't return it. I'm thinking of attempting to make the table and chairs darker since it will be a piece in our home for years - but how do I do it? We stained a small rocking chair once before - but we kept it the same color. We've never done a light to dark makeover before and I'm nervous that I will jack up this new piece : / Is this going to be a crazy drawn out process that involves having to sand down the existing color? : ( Any other way to change the wood from light to dark? Can you PLEASE visit my blog or email me at THANK YOU so much Becca!!!!

Maria Elena said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, you can do it!!!! LOL
I have been up to my neck for over seven weeks now doing the same thing! Filling nail holes, painting, cleaning, enclosing rooms, taking out trash, painting some more.... And now, we are installing hardwood floors. I try not to think about it! LOL I am just very, very tired. Can't wait to see you project finished!

Judy said... Reply To This Comment

You've got your work cut out for you girl! But knowing you it will be gorgeous when you're done...I've got my paint color picked out for the den just got to call my painter and get on it...but as you know, I've had a few things going on in my life lately that's stopped me from getting it done!


Jeanette said... Reply To This Comment

I can totally feel your pain. The day after New Year my husband and I stripped a border off the wall and pulled up the carpet in the room we use as our home office. Saturday I went and bought the paint now when will it get painted is another story! Good luck you can do it! xoxo Jeanette

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said... Reply To This Comment

I'm with you on putting holes ...many holes the walls, until I get my pictures hung just right! LOL! Oh me! But the new paint colors you've chosen are beautiful and fresh, going to look great! Wishing you much success on the painting job!

Calypso In The Country said... Reply To This Comment

Good luck with the painting! I know what you mean about the procrastination but once you get started, you will probably get on a roll! You can do it!

Kristens Creations said... Reply To This Comment

I was laughing about all of the nail holes! I don't measure either and have holes everywhere! I rehung Chase's picture in the hallway the other day and had to laugh. There was a row of at least 15 holes! If I ever hang something else there I'm sure there will already be a hole for it! lol...

I procrastinate too...bad! I've mentioned that I don't like to paint the know that from Chase's room. Ha! I just keep telling myself I still love yellow. I do...but I know someday I will want a change. I am just changing out accessories to try and make things look different for now.

Anyway, I know when you get everything done it will feel like a new room! My new motto for the year is "Just do it" That's what I'm doing with this craft room. I am ready to get it now! I'm glad you like the floors, they are very practical and it feels so much cleaner in here.

Sherry said... Reply To This Comment

You are so funny!I feel your pain. It seems to me the bedroom is the hardest room to paint because - where ya gonna sleep while your room is a mess! And you are so tired you want YOUR bed! You can do it though!
I can't wait to see it finished!
Sherry's Bees Nest

Chubby N Chieque said... Reply To This Comment

Good luck, Becca. I have the same procrastination problem painting or re-doing some things at home too.

Happy TTT...

ReFresh ReStyle said... Reply To This Comment

Good luck and I know it will looks wonderful! I hope you're almost finished, I can't wait to see!

Karen said... Reply To This Comment

I know how you feel Becca, my bedroom is in need of a major overhaul, but I'm dreading moving the furniture and painting. Good luck getting it done maybe your ambition will rub off on me.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, oh my! You have a lot of nail holes! Yuck! I hate to get started too! I have had a paint color on my light switch too! LOL! You're inspiring me!It seems, that mine has been there forever! I may call my painter on this one!

Jemsmom said... Reply To This Comment

You go girl!!!! You know you can pay people to do that painting business! That is what I do! I hate painting and I can't cut in to save my life... and I am talking about taping off too!!!! I can't wait to see your bedroom! Go! Create!! I need inspiration!!!!

Designs By Pinky said... Reply To This Comment

YOu said it: It isn't going to paint itself, huh???:):) I know it will look beautiful, everything you do looks beautiful! Can't wait to see it DONE!! XO, Pinky

Suzy said... Reply To This Comment

Happy painting, Becca! I think that painting is kind of like cleaning the fun while you're at it, but you're so glad you did it when you're done! ;o)

Babs said... Reply To This Comment

Way to go Becca! I don't envy you the painting the ceiling, but I do envy you the fabulous new color and look. Sometimes I think just getting started is the hard least it is for me.:)
Thanks for sharing your paint colors.
Looking forward to the reveal,

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, I know how you feel! I have a list of projects that need to be done, yesterday... Good luck!

thistlewoodfarm said... Reply To This Comment

Hello sweet friend,

Have you copyrighted "gabillion" because it's my new favorite word! I love your writing and your sense of style! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog.

Kristel said... Reply To This Comment

I'm with you! I hate the prep work when it comes to painting, but the afters are so worth it. Good luck!