Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Home Improvement Nightmare.....

Nothing ever seems to go smoothly when one decides to improve or change something in their home. We want to paint ben's room because I don't thing dark terracotta is a really fun kiddy colour. He has decided on a blue shade (hello Crayola Sky Blue like paint chip) and though its not a shade I would like its his room. At least I talked him out of red.
The problem is that the paint on his walls started peeling off. It began with a scratch from a bookcase or something next to his closet in this photo...
.......And some patches started on the wall next to his bedroom door thanks to his desk edges.
Then a couple of patches on the window wall.
Using razor blade window scraper Marla, Ben , and Cameron have peeled/scraped ALOT of the terracotta paint (and its PRIMER) off these originally horribly blue walls. Walls that are eerily almost exactly the same colour as we are going to paint the room. Freaky, non?
See the paint patch face on the wall? Those are patches of terracotta paint that have decided to stick and they make a face that looks like it is as horrified as I am about this Frakking mess.

5 comments:

summer said...

Hi,

Hope you get it all sorted out! I agree that does look like a face on the wall!

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Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

I thought you weren't going to get into the painting after all...

AliP said...

Marla is a very determined person....LOL

Vicky said...

Blues not bad, what can ya do eh??? LOL!

Anonymous said...

Lots of work. Sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well.