The main problem with a two-color paint job is that there is twice the clean-up.
Not that I’m complaining, mind you, because I managed to avoid having to do any painting. I waited long enough that Mark was able to tackle it this weekend. With the boys.
They’ve done the lion’s share of the rolling.
The yellow didn’t cover the purple (or pink) that was there before real well, so it’ll likely need another coat. But it’ll be finished with a different roller, the nap on the roller used for the yellow wasn’t as good, which is why I’m washing all of the brushes and rollers.
I love how the paint cans say ONE COAT COVERAGE. Yeah, if you are painting on WHITE, I suppose. Not so much when it is a dark purple underneath.
The colors on the RADAR continue to be scary off and on. We had a tornado warning in the middle of the afternoon yesterday, and another one again in the middle of the night. I’m not sure what woke me up, the wind I suppose. Mark was going to roll over and go back to sleep, but I made him turn on the TV. Tornado warning, the storm was pointing straight at us.
After the Parkersburg tornado, I found myself thinking about what it would be like if hit here, but consoled myself with the though that even though tornados can happen, it was unlikely we’d be hit. Sitting in the basement last night during the 2nd tornado warning in 24 hours, I felt sick to my stomach.
I feel a little bit guilty doing normal quilty things, but I don’t know what else to do. I can’t just sit and watch the 24 hour coverage of the flooding that continues. I’ve gotten some piecing done, some quilting done, and even some knitting done in the last few days. Nothing much to show yet, though.
On a happier note, I’ll leave you with some more pretty colors. Make note of the clever shelving my DH put together for me.
Tanya Brown says
Oh, good! There you are! I was wondering how you were doing, what with the awful weather and all.
Your redecoration efforts are looking great. Feel no guilt at doing the “normal”. None of us can stop floods or tornados in their tracks, much as we might like to.
I am glad you are safe! It is hard to go about your business, but its okay to…
Love the shelves! Great idea and they look so clean and organized… and full of whole bolts???? I’m coming over!
Vicki W says
It’s much better to be productive instead of watching the weather all day – watching doesn;t fix it. I love the orange and yellow for the boy’s room. Do you think it will help them wake up energized in the morning?
The painting is looking good. I love your shelves. Hopefully the flooding will be over soon.
Glad you have a basement. We have a storm cellar, but have to go outside to get to it. It would be nice to have a basement that you could just go to bed in, if you were having warnings in the night. If I get to ever have another house, that might be on the list. Our count was in a tornado warning earlier, but it was to the east of us. We are in watches til 1:30 am. Yuk.
Wow! those colors are vibrant!! Cool!
Christine Olson says
LOL! Love the colors! (About one coats, I think they assume you will always apply a primer coat first. I’ve had so many disasters with painting over other colors that we usually slap some primer on just as a matter of course before the color coat goes on. The primer doesn’t have to be put on “nicely” and with us…it’s not. 😀 )
I think about you and many of the other Midwest quilters often these days. Am keeping everyone in my prayers and hope relief comes SOON!
Deb Levy says
Love the colors! It should energise the boys…though that may not always be a positive thing..LOL.
You have to work at not feeling guilty…you can’t help the weather. I’m glad you are not in that area. Hope it will end soon for all those poor souls.
All those bolts of fabric look very inviting…nice shelves !
Anita aka Grannypatches says
I’ve been thinking of you lots lately when watching the national news. I’m glad to see you are ok. What are your shelves made of? Are you going to describe them later?
Deb Ellsworth says
How about an after picture of the boys’ room? I’d like to see it finished!