Painting and Switching
John painted this weekend – it’s almost time for the big switch! Almost 3 years of living in this house and we’re in the home stretch of painting. He finished our (old) bedroom this weekend and the staircase and upstairs hallway will be done this week, marking the completion of John painting basically every interior wall and ceiling in this house. When we moved in, the entire house had been painted top to bottom(i.e., ceilings included) in a flat beige paint. It was workable for sure, we made it three years, and we were thankful that it was neutral when we moved in with 3 weeks until Nick was due and he wound up being born a week after we moved in. But the flat paint + kids combo meant some really dirty walls. Fresh paint feels good.
We’re switching rooms with the kids soon and, since we only have two bedrooms, that meant that this weekend we shoved all of the beds into one room and bunked together to make room for painting. It literally kept the kids occupied for almost the whole weekend – yet another example of how convinced I am that my kids don’t want or need toys;) We’re moving to the smaller room and putting the kids in the bigger room to make more play space since we don’t really have separate playroom, etc. space. It’ll be a bit until both rooms are actually done, but I’m excited to share the results!