Since Kid 1 is taking summer off due to good grades, she was going to get a job. Instead we decided that she should redo upstairs, which still had paint original to the house and we would compensate her with the money we’d save by not hiring someone to do it. The project involved a living room renovation, which was painted in this yellowing white. This upstairs living room mostly serves as the media room and kid hangout spot. Painting it was a huge undertaking, so we all agreed that we would pitch in some, even though the burden for most of the project rested on her shoulders. We ended up pitching it quite a bit, because we all really underestimated the size of the project. But she did most of the walls.
It was determined that curtains had to go and the room required a drastic facelift, because we all kind of hated it. We faced the hurdle of popcorn ceiling and briefly considered soaking it off, and then we remembered that we had a deadline. The project was just too daunting, so we opted for painting it instead. It went something like this.
There comes a point where going up and down the ladder really does a number on your legs. But it was all worth it.
This is the before shot from a video Kid 1 took when we were buying the house. So picture this, except more messy, with a couch and TV on the wall.\
Warning, a lot of pictures under the cut.
Well, I’m off to finish this long Sweep in Peace scene.