yesterday, i didn’t have to be at the store ’til 3:15 p.m., and mom and dad were in town, so it was the perfect day to tackle a project that has been sitting on the back burner for a while, now. how long? well, “paint a bathroom” was supposed to be a new experience for last year’s kiki project!
actually, i better clarify: i want dad to paint the condo casa master bathroom
while i boss him around – but, hey! i am willing to pay for the paint! [dad is an extremely talented painter/wallpaper-er; he really should have started a sideline business in his retirement, that is how skilled he is].
i’ll show you the space i want painted:
[i was going to clean up and remove all personal objects, then thought, "this is not a photo shoot for a magazine spread; let's make the scene look realistic!"]
we shall consider these to be the official “before” photographs!
dad picked me up at 11:30 a.m., and we headed straight to heer’s decorating
in nearby belmont village on gage avenue (we showed up to belmont, not realizing the store had moved!). yes, i could likely get cheaper paint at home depot or rona, but the intention is that this paint job will last for years, so i’d rather go higher quality and be 100% happy with the look and results.
deep down, i would love to paint the bathroom pumpkin-y orange. however, that shade would wreak havoc on skintone, i do believe. so my next favourite choice is chocolate.
i went back and forth, back and forth, debating between “roasted coffee beans” and “chocolate sundae.” positive karma exuded from each paint chip name, so that was no help (coffee or chocolate? both gave me happy vibes!).
in the end, CHOCOLATE SUNDAE was the winner – i figure i really am wanting that rich, dark brown shade, and chocolate sundae will provide just that look.
the total for the paint and other essentials like the roller and bin-things came in well under my anticipated budget. happy painting, DAD!
after the stress of choosing the paint, we needed to relax and fuel up! so the next stop, for lunch, was…
[today's post would have been perfect for the letter "H" in the blogging from a-z challenge!].
[DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THIS MEAL SCREAMED, BEGGED, CRIED OUT FOR, SORELY DESIRED A LARGE DIET COKE????? i apologize for yelling, but water was just soooo lacking in this situation. moving on, now that i have that tantrum out of my system...].
we had a great time, and as predicted, never shut up once during our two hour outing.
thanks again for your help with the paint, dad! here, let me give you something as a thank you:
yesterday’s time with dad made me realize that i really do miss the outing of the month project of 2011. maybe it will need to be re-instated in 2013?!
what colour is your bathroom? boy, i am nosy this week, aren’t i?!