More painting… poor Todd.


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Today we are painting. Yes, the house is once again a torn up disaster area. From the front door to the top of the kitchen cabinets. Todd is not impressed at all, poor man. He is still getting over the kitchen cabinet mess. But he did agree to paint… god love him. I think it was just to shut me up.

I’ve talked of painting these walls for years. So I “cut in” and he rolls. “Cutting in” is the easiest on my back. I just wish I could go faster. Thinking years ago I’d have this done in a few days now its a few weeks. But I am determined not to let my health stop me from getting things done no matter how slow I am. We will get it done.



And getting it done means we live in constant chaos which drives Todd mad. He likes things tidy, not in a crazy way, but he does not like furniture pushed around, paint cans and ladders to step over. Funny it doesn’t bother me one bit, him not so much. And of course when we paint or do any house project I tend to let other things go. Things like dishes, sweeping and laundry. I think you can get a good picture of what our house is like now and throw in company it can be daunting for a military man who likes order. He’ll get over it! After all he knew what he was getting into when we got together.

Ok back to the paint. We are painting it all white. Yes, after looking at the million colours in my Benjamin Moore swatch book. I went with white. Crazy right? But I think it’s the best for our house. The colour we are using is called Simply White from Benjamin Moore.

simply white

Simply white is a beautiful white, not stark and not creamy. Just perfect. We are doing the trim, baseboards and molding in semigloss, walls in pearl and ceiling in flat. We are painting the porch, hallways and great room.  I cant wait to get it done because I have a lot of plans once its finished. And it’ll be nice to have a non grumpy man in the house even if it’s only for a few days before I start something else.


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