Ok, so I get a little crazy occasionally and try to take on huge projects around the house. Most of the time they actually work out too.

So the latest crazy project I took on was to paint the laundry room. Now our laundry room was a mess. it was a stack of miss-matched cubby-holes with lots of things stuffed in and a utility shelf with who knows how many bottles of household cleansers. It looked messy, and felt messy. And the walls behind it all were very dingy, with holes even for the previous shelves that fell down (correction- Bryan pulled them down on accident he claims). So it was a mess and I got this grand master plan idea to mount all new shelves up (that are uniform in look so it won’t be so hodgepodge) and turn it into a decent looking, uncrowded, clean and useable room.

I am not done with the whole master plan yet, but I have now completed painting the room. What a job! I think it took me 3 days to get just that part done. FYI- we used the left-over white-ish paint from Bryan’s parents’ basement project. When they refinished their basement a few years ago, they went to buy paint and the paint store told them they needed something like 3 or 4 buckets of paint. Each bucket holds five gallons of paint. I don’t think they even used up one bucket. And then they didn’t even like the color once they put it on the walls! It looked too pink in their house. We have successfully used up one of the buckets of paint for them now in our home and the color seems to be a little more agreeable looking in our house. Our vaulted entry and now our laundry are now clothed in that paint. We still have one bucket left here, so I can bet I will be painting more of our house that color.

Once I finish the room, I will post pictures. Hopefully, I will get it done before the kids graduate from college.


Bernie November 25, 2006 at 8:11 a.m.

Ily, I always get way in over my head too. Love ya Bernie

Ily December 3, 2006 at 7:58 p.m.

Bernie! Good to hear from you! I seem to love getting in over my head. It keeps me on my toes I guess. Love ya too!