Thursday, October 02, 2008

Yuck, painting prep work!

This year we are hosting DH's family for Thanksgiving. Two years ago when we hosted there were about 35 people here counting us. That means it's time for my biannual spruce up the house thing. 11 years ago when we moved in all the walls were painted white. I painted them myself after doing all the texturing on the sheetrock also. I have been adding color here and there, but I have determined I only like one brand of paint, I just hope I can still find it! I used the 7 star Ace Hardware paint initially and that stuff is scrubbable and wonderful. The Behr from Home Depot is tolerable, and don't get me started on that nasty Color Place stuff from Walmart. I even tried the expensive Kilz II paint for the kids bathroom. YUCK!

Anyway today I have been scrubbing and prepping for painting, starting with my bathroom. My grandma had a completely lavendar/purple bathroom, down to purple tile! I am a purple fanatic, so that end I am going to paint my bathroom a pale lavender. I have a cool round robin quilt top in purple, white and turquioise I am going to put white on the back of and quick turn it adding ties for a shower curtain.

Now tomorrow it's off to Lewiston and Moscow for paint and supplies and oh yeah food. I hope I can still spend a day of my 4 day weekend quilting, I haven't done as much of that lately! Oh and I need to buy some some cool new bathroom accessories too!

5 comments:

Pieceful Afternoon said...

What fun - getting an almost "new" bathroom - bet it will be pretty. I have started to convert one bathroom from yellow to pink - both colors are in the wallpaper so it won't be too hard - and I definitely like the pink better.

J & J Acres said...

I'm glad you said something about Wal-Mart's color place paint. I think we're going to start painting our lake house and I'm trying to figure out what paint to use. Have you tried Dutch Boy?

Julie said...

No I haven't tried Dutch Boy paint. I don't know where it's available in my small area. Maybe in one of the smaller building supply stores, but I have not noticed it. Good luck with your painting!

Tamra said...

Try the Sherwin Williams Harmony paint. It's spendy, but WAY worth the money. I use it exclusively now. In our first house, I followed the advice of Consumer Reports and bought the Behr. After FOUR! coats just to cover a contractor off-white, I said never again. Good luck! -- I hate painting. lol!

Julie said...

Tamra I actually went to Sherwin Williams first the other day but I was looking for other things and the sales person didn't impress me so I didn't even look at the paint! I did get the Royal Touch by Ace, and some of it has been on my walls for 11 years and is doing great. I haven't had good luck in getting another room prepped yet this week though!