Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Still breathing.

My current work in progress - other than unpacking - is redoing the Goober's bed room. She's at the beach for a week with her grandparents, and I hope that's enough time to put on a new coat of paint, haul out some ugly furniture, and put in some cute stuff.

The previous owners left a really ugly, hunormous, pre-fab fake mahogany desk. It was in the Goober's future room, and too big to get out through the door. When it was put together, they used glue or something, because we couldn't get it apart. After puzzling over it for a few days, the husbeast got fed up, pulled out the saws-all, and, well.
Desk
Took a while to clean up the sawdust, but it's gone now. The trash men hauled it off this morning.

Now? It's purple paint and painkillers for me.
Paint

I'd rather be knitting. I keep reminding myself that the Goobie will squee with delight when she gets home and sees this. I'd mentioned, nearly a year ago, that when we got our new house, we'd paint the walls. Within a week of moving in, the Goob wanted to know when we were painting. I put her off with some lame excuse and she pouted, thinking that meant no. Hah. She's in for a surprise. Assuming I get this done by Friday night.

15 comments:

Louiz said...

Are you going to go all out and paint stencils too?

Looks lovely:)

Barbara said...

She'll love it. I was thinking you could sand those "desk ends" and paint them too. Can't have too many drawers in a kid's room.

Excellent color.

choperena said...

Quite an awesome surprise! Good luck with it drying in this heat/humidity.

missleya said...

I just wanted to say I've been looking forward to your posts a little more since you bought the house. :D

Emily said...

Yes, on wanting more posts since you moved in! All of the excitement with none of the actual work...

The Goob should fall totally in love with that room. It already looks wonderful & you're not done.

bells said...

those early days in a new house are full of hard work oh yes! But it'll be so great to know what she thinks of it. Bet she loves it.

As for the desk. Before you got to the bit where you hacked it, I just knew that was coming!

JelliDonut said...

Yeah! Posts about your new house. Awesome!

How cool that you're surprising The Goob!

Roxie said...

It's Purkle! Really nice shade, too. Excellent choice!

Experimental Knitter said...

Agree with Barbara; those drawers can be used somewhere.

NeedleTart said...

You could use the drawers in your art room?
I'm sure the Goob will lurve the room. We painted most rooms before we moved in 13 years ago and it's almost time for another go round. There are stick-ups for the walls that are just like window clings if you're interested.
Verification? Dizess: what you will be from the meds and paint fumes.

Amy Lane said...

Awesome-- I painted chicken's room when she was around seven or eight-- she STILL loves it! Goober will adore those purple walls forever!

Alwen said...

But not too deeply of the paint fumes, please!

(Verification word is "howome", which sounds like a drawn-out pronunciation of "home".)

Kaessa said...

I like the way your husbeast thinks. :)

Galad said...

Love the color and so will the Goob. Definitely need pictures of her face when she sees her room!

Katie said...

That colour is gorgeous! I would squee if someone painted my room that colour, and I'm 34.