Monday, August 23, 2010

O.T.W

We had a big weekend. I took this past Friday off of work with big plans to get my living room painted. When we woke up on Thursday morning I mentioned to Ryan that I might take the next day off. He thought it was a great idea and even mentioned taking the day off with me. However, once I mentioned that I was going to be painting the living room Ryan decided that he really didn't need to be off. (kind of fishy in my opinion but I let it slide).

Not to be defeated, I decided I would paint the living room on my own. So I picked out a paint color and decided that if it took me all day I would get it done. Needless to say, word traveled fast that I was painting my living room all by myself (bless my heart) and by the end of Thursday night I had a family member (who happens to be a painter) offer to help me work it out.

I have had a tough time choosing a paint color. I'm not sure why, but I just could not decide on one, however, with the assistance of my mom we decided that the perfect shade for my living room would be:

Behr's GARDEN WALL (eggshell finish)
So we covered the furniture and taped up the base boards and began painting around 8:00 Friday morning...

BEFORE

DURING

...And we were done by 10:30 Friday morning. It only took a couple of hours and it made a huge difference!  I must say, it was really helpful to have a professional painter on hand, for sure.

AFTER



Friday also happened to be my best friend, Deidra's birthday. She's been my friend since I can remember.

So, we had to celebrate on Friday night with dinner, drinks and a little live entertainment. It was a good time had by all...





Side Note: When the musician announces that he will be taking request maybe one should not request Widespread Panic's "One Arm Steve." I did just that and it really sparked some gnarly conversations within the bar.  I can only assume that it is better to stay within the realm of what 'everyone' might know... so I went with Georgia Satellite's "Keep your hands to yourself." It was more well received.
Saturday was spent relaxing, ordering pizza, and watching movies. A much needed answer to the previous night's shenanigans.

On Sunday, I insisted that Ryan join me as I shopped for random knickknacks for the house and then we met my family and some friends for dinner celebrating my Mom's birthday (which included a little hibachi action- Yum!).

Overall, the weekend was quite nice.

2 comments:

Katie Beth said...

LOVE the color Jess! It looks great with your new couches! Good job!

Deidra said...

Memories were definitely made...the best quarter of a century marker one could ask for!!

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