Well? What do you think??? I have been working so very hard on this.
My new decor!
Okay, Simply Sweeter and One of my many Cuzzins’ BREATH!
I really didn’t do this to my house.
But, It was done to one of the rental houses.
This house is a beautiful 100 year old house just a mile from down town Greenville. This charming little house has all the authentic touches: wood floors, original doors and beautiful open windows for natural lighting. This house did not need an “artistic” touch.
Soooo, your not sure what your looking at huuu?
Maybe you should take an aspirin before we start the tour.
Really you might need it.
Come on in. . . It’s okay . . . Well, it will be.
Let’s start this little tour in this room. It is one of the front rooms in the house.
See, this room is not too bad. I was kind of impressed the lines were so straight and no drips. The only thing was. . .((okay, one of the many things was)). . . the paint used here and in all the rooms was for outdoor use. The paint is very heavy and thick and was VERY hard to cover.
I think it would be best to move on directly up stairs to one of the bedrooms.
This process will ease us into the house. There is no need to send anyone into shock right away.
I have absolutely NO! idea what the thought process was here, all we have are pink and purple messy lines.
Moving right along, we should go back down the stairs into the kitchen.
Here is where things really get confusing. Try to focus your eyes really good in here.
Hard to see I know.
Your seeing it right. . .little tiny brush strokes. . . all over the walls, in the drawers and even behind the refrigerator. The molding IS painted black and where the molding stopped a stripe continued.
WE just don’t know?
Hold your breath. . . We are just getting warmed up. Now we will carefully go into one of the main rooms. You will see one of the three fireplaces.
Notice the mantel.
Now, aren’t you glad you took that aspirin?
Your dizzy right?
I am sure by now your eyes just don’t know where to look. Notice, in the third picture. . . the painter went around the pictures that once hung on these walls.
Do you remember in the kitchen I told you “the decorator” here moved the refrigerator and painted behind it?
I just don’t get it.
Maybe she was tired.
Do you do this when you paint?
I’m just wondering. Maybe there is a technique here I just don’t get. You know, I am just a home school mom. . .not an artist or even a decorator for that matter.
I saved the best for last.
. . . The Pantry. . .
WHAT THE HECK?
Thought I would run through this again just in case you missed it. . .
. . . the ceilings. . .
Did you realize the ceilings were painted too. Did you realize this person painted a “molding stripe” where there was NO molding with thick, shiny outside paint?
I had to keep going back in to see if my eyes deceived me or not.
It was a not.
What did we do?
First we took pictures.
Then we got our crew together by hand picking only the most qualified personal.
and had lunch.
We had a system that really seemed to work. First we primed to cover . . EVERYTHING! and we really tried to listen to our leader.
But, then we decided we should throw her out and find a new one. . .Like maybe the person who decorated this cake.
Sorry. . . back to the house. . . But, Oh! That cake. It was very yummy and so pretty! AND Since we were on the subject of decorating, I thought I would show you what Stephenie can do.
Hey!!!! What a minute! Maybe we should have asked her to help paint?
We put Stephen to work on the ceilings for obvious reasons and NO! he is not standing on anything. It’s all him.
Matthew worked on all the trim and all the high corners. He’s no shorty.
However, it all didn’t go smoothly. . .
I don’t want to mention any names or anything. BUT! There was one person who kept telling us she was very tall and could easily reach all the high places.
We were like “WHATEVER!!! ” “Just close your eyes and paint!”
She did clean all the floors! and that made us all very happy.
There were times that other things needed to be done.
Some of us worked on our City of Troy research papers that were due the very next day. There are NO! excuses in this home school. . . If you don’t want to study there will be plenty of on the job training for your life time career.
Study, work and then Study “More Harder”!!!! That’s our school motto.
We learn all kinds of things here!
We learned Reiner is a happy painter.
Mark would yell and growl at us. When he came in to help he looked around and told us we had too many drips. He also said we were very messy. He said a lot of other things too but we have NO idea of what it was.
We were like “Laaa, Laaaa, Laaaa” “WHATEVER!” “ Just close your eyes and paint.”
I will tell you this, Mark did not yell at Reiner. Reiner came by to help us the next day. What a minute? Is that why Reiner was so happy?
Was he laughing at us?
Stupid Mark! Stupid Reiner!
Close your eyes and Paint!