And so I painted the woodwork the color it was before they coated it in Hershey. Then I chose a shade of peach that was really pretty on the paint chip, but I didn't like it so much after it was on the walls.
Later on, we added our own stains. One from when Spike and his family ate in the living room and The Other Mrs. Jones spilled her pop. I don't know why Hubs fills his plate and then just instinctively heads for the living room. So Spike and his whole family followed him in there and ate on the couch! There's a perfectly good dining room table to eat at, right in the other room! You wouldn't think I'd have to TELL Hubs to go THERE with his plate if we have company from now on, would you? I don't know why they all go wherever he goes. If he went out on the patio to smoke, they'd all go out there and just leave me sitting there in the living room alone. I could get really sensitive about this if I let myself.
Another stain came from when I was processing apples and apparently dripped something from the corner where that LaZBoy is, to the door. There is no door in the kitchen that leads directly to the outside. So I have to go through the living room and out the patio door.
Joe tells me that this could be changed fairly easily, by making a door out of this window.
Do you remember how hacked off I was when I found out that Lowe's is no longer selling paint that DOESN'T have primer in it?? I mean, what a RIP-OFF. I even talked to the manager and you know what? I'm good and sick of people telling me, "That's funny, yours is the only complaint we've had about that". The HELL you say. Big deal. That doesn't mean people aren't griping about it. Paint with primer in it is less smooth, and is a little draggy to put on. Dries faster, if you like that. Doesn't match regular paint mixed to the same paint sample. Still needs more than one coat. Is more expensive, and what's up with that?? Primer is less expensive than paint. So water your paint down with primer and charge more for it? So now I go to WMT for paint and buy Color Place. I like it.
I had been storing almost an entire gallon of paint-with-primer that Lowe's color matched for me to use for touching up a few places in the kitchen and it's too dang blue. I looked on The Internet to see what color to add to this paint to make it more gray. And guess what? It's burnt umber -- about the same color as the quart of paint that I bought for the fireplace touch-up. I should've just bought a little sample jar. Or does WMT even sell those, I wonder? Since I didn't have quite a full gallon of the gray paint and the living room takes all of a gallon of paint, I decided to add a little white, also, which I happened to have out in the garage. Then I added a little green. Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, Or do without. Hooray! One less gallon of paint on the shelf in the garage! And I really liked the color. Gray in low light, soft gray-green in full daylight.
So anyway, you saw all this in segments, as we went along, but I promised you a full "Reveal" after the furniture came in, and the people finally came and took the plaid sofa-bed away, so without further ado, here it is:
Well, that's it. Sorry I made you wait so long to see this. Stuff happens. Till next time,
Rock on. Hugs xoxoxo