I started at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning. I finished sanding the last few spots on the walls. Walked up and down the ladder umpteen times to wash the walls. Then I vacuumed the dust off of the floor.
Then I climbed the ladder umpteen times to tape the walls around the ceiling. Then I walked up and down the ladder umpteen times to paint the trim and around the chandelier.
I haven't had to paint a ceiling in years. Twenty-one to be exact. My 6'3 husband usually does this fun job.
Than he has a beer. See how happy he looks after painting a ceiling?
These ceilings in this old house are all textured. Very nicely but textured. Which makes them difficult to paint. Even when you have a really good extension pole, when you are 5'2, it is very tricky.
While up on the ladder, my feet where killing me and my knuckles were starting to swell, I started calling out to God.
Yes as I was half way around I kept saying "Oh God, oh God, oh God!". At one point I held up the brush and asked "God would you please take this brush and finish for me?", I knew he wouldn't so I said " That's O.K., I CAN DO THIS!!!!!".
And so I did. After the trim I poured the paint into the paint tray, rolled my roller in the paint and started rolling.
I had no idea how hard it was to roll a textured ceiling!! One coat was definitely not enough. That ceiling just sucked that paint right in.
My husband warned me to wear a bandanna and my old glasses. He was right about that. I had paint spattered all over me and my neck was killing me.
I finished at 3:00p.m. It came out good after the second coat. I was too exhausted to go to the weeny roast and service at church that night but not to tired to have a beer!
I was proud of my work but oh so sore! This was one weekend that my husband was SOOOO glad that he didn't come home! But he was sweet to listen to me moan and whine all evening!
I went to church Sunday morning instead. It was a beautiful service and it gave me a really good reason not to work!
You would have been proud of me. I sat on my butt all the rest of the day yesterday!!!
So Carpel Tunnel be damned! I am going to start on the walls today!!
I apologize for this post being so boring! This is just something that I must get done this week and it's really all that's on my mind. So I will leave you with a couple more CedarHurst photos.
Another view of "Alfred Atlas"!
Got to get busy, catch ya later!!!