We bought the paint months ago. At least 2 or 3. And the places where I tried out the colours on the wall have been there for that long. But today was the day. Yesterday Joe got the furniture moved to the middle of the room and took down all the pictures.
This morning I had breakfast at an insanely early hour (I was still really tired from yesterday), and the incomparable Izzybella came home from the restaurant with me and we got to work. The living room curtains, which I utterly loathe, came down and got thrown into the washer. And we got to work. Joe primed the wall where I’d made the paint samples while Izzy and I cut and painted the mint green accent walls. And we kept on working. As of now (6:30ish), all the walls are painted, much of the trim is done, I think Joe just finished the doors in the living room. I had to stop just now because I got major back spasms, which Joe attributes to being dehydrated and he made me drink nasty Gatorade, and which I attribute to my muscles asking me what the hell I think I’m doing. Izzy went home around 2 so she could get her laundry done. She was on a crazy road trip this week, and it’s her last free weekend before school starts back up again, so it was just incredibly awesome of her to come help out.
It’s so pretty. The two short walls in the living room and the wall at the end of our hall are a very serene shade of light green, and the other walls are cream coloured. We both really like it, and we’ve decided to do the kitchen/dining area as well. We’ll use a slightly darker shade of green as the accent walls, and the same shade of cream on the other walls. (Note–we’re not doing it in the immediate future, though.)
Joe said we can get a new tv armoire, so I’m going to look and see if I can find one that matches the picture in my mind.
I made the marinade for the seitan this afternoon, and it’s in the refrigerator. Tomorrow I’ll get it cooked up and see how it tastes. And tomorrow afternoon I get to go do yoga with jehara and izzy! yay!