The painting has begun! We are painting the room that used to be our room but will soon be the office/computer room. And when I say "we" I mean "Paul," because I was researching painters and he said, "Oh, I'll paint it," and I said "OKAY" before he was even done saying the "it" part of that sentence. We chose Behr Fresh Heather, a bright lilac color. And when I say "we" I mean "Paul chose it from my Dither Pile because he would rather go with HOT PINK than endure more than an hour or two of paint-color-related dithering."
Okay, so here is our room Before (note the Krazy Bedding that results when a cat keeps peeing on the bed and so eventually you are making the bed with six twin blankets because all the king-sized ones are in the laundry, and you've put your pretty comforter away for the time being):
And here is some of the stuff now living in our hallway (the rest is in the living room), and please note Melty's genius idea to just MOVE THE WALL STICKERS TO ANOTHER WALL to store them. I'd been thinking I'd need wax paper and baggies and a flat place and AAAAAAAAAAAA, and then she said her idea and I was like "o.O".
And here is the paint going on the walls, showing us just how smudgy and dingy our old walls were:
At the far left of the photo under Paul's arm you can see the hole he cut in the wall for the new computer cables. I keep expecting a mouse to come popping out of there.
Speaking of mice, we have caught a fifth mouse with the shock trap. It's getting totally routine: each morning I go down to the laundry room to look, and each morning the light is blinking and I remove a mouse. The second trap isn't catching anything in the oven drawer, so I might move that one to the chocolate-chip shelf.
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