Saturday, January 17, 2009

Where has this week gone?

This week has just flown by! Do you ever have weeks like this? Between this painting project in my dining room and a little one sick, it's been a bit crazy around here! But I am glad to say I have about finished with the painting, with some touch up left. Do you remember what I said about the ceilings, thinking it would seem easy after all the other (more difficult) ceiling projects I'd done? Well, after painting five coats of paint on the ceiling~ yes, five~ I am feeling SO done with anything having to do with the ceiling! (At least for now!)




The reason for the five coats of paint is that the first color I put on the ceiling was the light, light shade of same yellow I put on the walls. It was pretty, but I wasn't sure about it. I did a coat of yellow on the walls and knew it wouldn't work to have the light yellow ceilings. Then I rolled Valspar's white paint, but it was too gray of a white. Their "Ultra White" is a much better white. Living in the Northwest, we see enough gray~ I don't want it in my dining room! :) Now the ceilings are a sparkling white, and the walls are one shade brighter yellow than before...Still not 100% sure I love it, but I think it's growing on me. I have painted a lot of different colors since living here, and have rarely loved a paint color immediately. I give it a week or two, and if I still am unhappy with it, then I know it's time to change it! :)


I haven't been able to finish my "secret" project yet. I removed the part that wasn't working and bought the craft item I needed to finish though!





Tomorrow is Sunday, which means I will have some time in the afternoon to finish this up. (If all goes well!) If I do finish it tomorrow, I'll try to swing on by and show!

I hope your weekend has been a fabulous one so far! :) I'm excited to visit you all in the next few days, and catch up on all you have been up to! Have a great night! :)

15 comments:

the undomesticated wife said...

That sounds like the amount of coats of paint in our dining room! 1 coat of primer and then 4 or 5 coats of paint. Oy! I'm sure you are ready to be done!

Liz said...

Wow! You have really been painting! I hope it all turns out the way you want it to. :o)

Sarah said...

We painted our cabinets when we moved and used 2 coats of primer and 3 coats of paint; so I understand. Can't wait to see the finished project.

I'm partial to Ellie Grace, but it is still up for discussion! :)

Darlene said...

Oh I do hope you like the paint color and won't have to paint again. It is such a pain to keep painting over and over cause it isn't quite "right". I can't wait to see your project.

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

I can't wait to see your finished painting project and crafty whatever. My daughter and I have been trying to decide on a color for her "teen" room since summer and still haven't figured out what she likes. Good luck with your painting!!!

blueatlantic said...

Could you post a picture of the room you painted? It would be neat to see how it turned out, I am sure it is beautiful because everything you paint is, just would love to see the new look. Such a bossy sister aren't I, lol. Thanks. = )

Carrie said...

I hate painting I can't wait to see the final result!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Five coats?!! Ugh! I hate painting ceilings!

~ Sarah

Lauren said...

Hi Jenni..thanks for stopping by:) You've got such a cute blog! I love it!

Wow..5 coats?! I'm not much of a painter...except with furniture. Weird huh? I'm sure walls would be a lot easier, and faster...unless they are like your ceilings! I'm sure everything looks lovely, though....especially that yellow on the walls. So cheery:)

I'll be back to visit soon! Hope you will be back again sometime too!

jen said...

UGhhh!! I hate painting!! I hope you end up loving it!! I can't wait to see your secret project!! I'll stay tuned.

Jen

Ms. Tee said...

Wow - 5 coats? You must have tons of patience! ;) I hope your sick little one is better - have a great Wednesday!

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Amy said...

5 coats on the ceiling?? I know you love to paint, but that is SO much work!! Ceilings are my least favorite thing to paint, for sure! I can't wait to see your secret project! I'll be looking for it tomorrow. :)

Our Complete Family said...

I bet your arms are KILLING you girl! Hope you like the colors after your wait time to 'test' it and see if you do like it. I don't want you to have to repaint again!!!
How is your little one feeling now? I hope better!
Happy day wishes~ Les

Darlene said...

Hi Jenni,

To answer your question about the fireplace. After we got all the ash out and vacuumed the fireplace we used a bucket with some dish soap in it and scrubbed. After that dried my hubby used oven cleaner on it. He sprayed it, let it bubble up and scrubbed it several times. He wore a mask and we had windows open and a fan blowing toward it (cause of the fumes). The oven cleaner worked pretty well.