("Just like a picture out of Better Homes and Garden Magazine...")
Oh readers WHAT a weekend is has been! Texas has had its first "winter storm" and in nearly ruined renovation plans this weekend, but luckily our friends braved the "storm" and the living room looks nearly picture perfect for 1959!
(Friends Jacob, Terrace, Chris, Cindy & Patricia!)
(Sarah, Jacob, Terrace, and Patricia...)The weather outside was a frightful 30 degrees, but inside with the heaters going it was a toasty 70! So rollers ready, and records dropping on the player we got to work!
(The paint color is Valspar's "Simply Coral" and YES it is orange!)Within an hour we had made quick, and hectic work of the first coat of paint. For a while it was a free for all with people running around painting here and there and leaving bare spots, but that's OKAY its just the first coat!
* * *Since Friday was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of our President JFK friend Terrace suggested that we watch the season three Mad Men episode that touches on the weekend of the tragedy.
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(The results of our "inclement weather")
(OH MY GOD...IT'S PINK...)Because of the color of the wood, and wood grain, the walls looked like they were two tone zebra striped in PINK. Oh I was just sick over it dear readers! I quietly pondered what to do, and I seem to remember the same thing happening when I painted the ceiling, so I began a second coat. Friend Cindy soon joined me as she said "I could tell by the sound of your roller, you were in a panic..." and by the time breakfast was ready, we had given the entire room a second coat and the color was beginning to turn its correct shade as it dried.
(More orange than pink!)After lunch friend Jordan arrived to lend a hand, and I quickly put her to work painting the french doors!
( Cora: "I don't have opposable thumbs... I'll Supervise!" )
It looks so wonderful! And it's all thanks to the wonderful friends who helped get it to this stage! Can you even START to imagine what this place is going to look like with all the vintage Christmas stuff I have! Ahhhhh so excited! Again I'd like to say thanks to everyone who came to the painting party, there still a lot to do in the living room but at least it looks kind of nice now! I posted a few of these picture on Facebook and they have EXPLODED with nearly " 70 likes" and comments, I'm glad that everyone is so excited to see the Casablanca with its latest digs!
What do you all think?!