Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Day gift

One of the first things we did to this house upon purchase was to paint almost the entire downstairs in vibrant color.  Paul and I are not fans of the institutional-looking off-white that most houses are painted, and we wanted a house that would reflect our taste.  Little did I know that almost as soon as we painted our downstairs bathroom Pale Purple, which is a slightly lighter shade of the Pageant Pansy that covers our living room walls, I would regret the choice.  Not the color so much as the type of paint.  We like the matte look of flat paint, but having 3 then 4 kids in that bathroom almost constantly means that there were ALWAYS streaks on the walls from water, hand prints from sticky fingers before washing, and general messiness.  It drove me absolutely nuts.  So here this week of Valentine's Day, my wonderful husband gave me a lovely gift...he painted SEMI-GLOSS Pale Purple in our bathroom.  Already, the semi-gloss is proving to be an easier cleanup, and I couldn't be happier with that!  To top it all off, apparently Lowe's carries a line of No-VOC paint in semi-gloss so we didn't have to drive all over town trying to find paint that wouldn't off-gas toxic fumes into our house.  Now that is a good thing!

When he was done painting, Paul decided to make a weird paint design on his hands.  I can't figure out where the kids get this stuff!!


  1. Regarding Paul and the hand-painting, maybe there are more fumes in that paint than you realized. ;)
    Bathroom looks great! What a nice gift!

  2. Now that is a great Valentines present. I was just telling my husband that I would prefer he do a project around the house rather than buy roses.


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