Thursday, December 26, 2013

Going Crazy...otherwise titled "Painting My House"

I haven't had as much time to post quite as often this past week due to sprucing up our place. It's needed some painting for quite some time and the floor in our family room has needed some repair. One of my married sons and his wife work on flooring with her dad. They offered to fix the floor for us and also install some wood look laminate! We took them up on the offer and then my mom offered to pay for laminate for the kitchen floor! One of my sisters wanted to help us get the family room painted and fixed up so she came last week and helped with that for a few days. It looks lots better and now we are waiting for my son and his wife to come tomorrow and lay the new floor! Our house is a big double-wide mobile home....28x80. It has oak trim...or should I say fake oak trim throughout the house. We decided to pain the trim white! Yikes! That's way too much painting but it looks soooo nice! My sister got the family room done fairly quickly...she texturized the walls, painted the ceiling, fixed some spots on the walls and then painted the walls. She was here parts of 4 days and got it done. It's been 8 days since then and me, my husband and daughter have been trying to work on the rest of the house but it seems like it's taking us forever! Our living room, dining room, kitchen and family room kind of all flow together so I want to get it done and over with so that it all looks nice! But I don't seem to have the energy to work so fast anymore! I don't like living with everything a mess and it makes me feel crazy! Plus I'm losing my gumption to get it done! When we are done with the main painting then my daughter and I are thinking seriously about painting our oak-look cabinets in the kitchen a shade of red! Something along these lines: or  That's going to take awhile! Then we might re-do our countertops with a faux granite look but I'll have to think twice about it.

So, that's why I feel crazy! Then after that I could paint the laundry room and the boys bathroom and bedroom! It's been awhile since I've done this kind of extra work and it needs it! I don't like to do this kind of stuff though. I like the way it looks when it's done but I hate doing it! I will quit whining now!

I finally got out of the house today. I had been home since last Thursday I think! (no wonder I feel crazy, huh?!) I had to go to the dentist to get a small chip in my tooth fixed. After that I stopped at Goodwill to look around. I found a big lounging Tigger plush and a big Simba plush. They were $2.38 each. I looked up the sold listings and it looks like I should be able to get around $15 - $20 for Tigger and maybe a little more for Simba! I should try to get them listed tomorrow.

Nothing sold today. Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam


  1. Wow you have been busy, I bet it looks great! I need to get busy around here, lots to do too but I never feel like doing it. I bought paint for the bathroom over 2 years ago & still have not done it. Enjoy your spruced up space!

  2. Rhonda...I will enjoy it when it's done! :) I bought ceiling paint a couple of years ago and am just now getting it done! At first I thought I would just paint a little section of the ceiling for about 15 minutes a day...didn't want to over exert myself ya know! I did that a few days and never did finish! My sister is the one that got the ball rolling this time...she's a good motivator! ~~Pam

  3. There's nothing like a fresh coat of paint to make a home feel like new again. I'll bet it looks bigger now that the oak trim is painted white too. Enjoy! :-)