That’s right, I’ve been a busy bee the last couple of days!
It all started on Monday when I picked my car up from the mechanic. And paid $72.00. Seriously, if you live in or around my tiny little town, talk to me and get this guy’s info. He’s amazing! I left there with a list of things that should be fixed and a plan to tackle an item at each of my next oil changes. So, for under $100 I have peace of mind that my car will get me where I need to go safely.
That also means that my DIY projects this month can continue!
Nothing is done yet but I have
hung up the brackets for the shelves in the kitchen. This was a huge pain! That wall’s not level so I had to use a combination of measuring from the ceiling and eyeballing to get things mostly level. If you check it with a level you’ll find it’s not perfect but I did throw a makeshift shelf on each one and visually it looks fine.
I did pick up a board yesterday at Lowe’s (they cut one shelf to 32″ in the store so the board would fit in my car) so all that it needs is to be cut and painted and these will be done!
I also heard back from the nice lady at Tuesday Morning yesterday. She was able to find my transaction and I’ll be returning this rug on Sunday. Thank goodness!
That terrible picture is of the wall above my shower in the hall bathroom. Awesome, right? See those spots that look wet? There are drips like that all over the bathroom and I hate them. So I decided to paint it a lighter color in the hopes that these wet spots would disappear. I also went with a semi gloss finish (the blue was eggshell) because that’s what they say you’re supposed to do.
With all that decided, I opened up a beer and got to painting. Note-this beer was really delicious and I was inspired by my new DIY role model to drink while I work. Also note-I’m a light weight so I only had 1.
I chose Valspar Rising Star because it’s a nice greyish purple and it’s covering better that I had expected! The only problem though, is those streaks are showing through. Freaked out that I was never going to get rid of these, I stopped painting. Then my friend who knows a guy who works at Sherwin Williams made a call to find out what I should do about this. (Yes, you should ask Sherwin Williams, FYI.) He said that dark paints don’t hold their pigment as well and so the drip marks I see are the pigment running, gross. He also said that the eggshell finish creates drag so as the pigment tries to run, it’s slowed down by my not at all glossy finish and creates those gross spots. Luckily, he said that there’s nothing special I need to do to paint over it and that while I initially made the worst decisions possible with the blue (dark paint, eggshell finish) I’m now making the best decisions (light paint, semi-gloss finish) and this won’t happen again.
The bathroom is only half done but it’s already much brighter, which I’m still getting used to!
Hopefully my next post will be about an actually finished project!