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Paint Project: COMPLETE!!! 
2nd-Sep-2007 08:49 am
I finished Saturday afternoon, which means that it took me one day longer than I thought.


So. Yeah. "Vintage claret" on the walls, "bone white" on the trim, and white primer on the ceiling. I also scrubbed the floors (which have an antiqued red-brown color because the previous owners never sanded them down correctly before putting down a coat of polyurethane).
2nd-Sep-2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
Oooh, pretty ^_^

The bone white trim completely changes the look, compared to the picture with the old bluish paint still there...
2nd-Sep-2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
Think it looks better?
2nd-Sep-2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah.. With the blue it looked kind of shocking, like something you’d expect to see in a teenager’s room ^^; With the bone white, it looks more formal and classic, it would work in a dining room..
2nd-Sep-2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
I don't think it looked so much like a teenager's room before. The previous owners were going for neutral (it's what they had done to sell the house), and it ended up just depressing instead. ^^;

I'm thinking of getting bamboo blinds (in red-brown stain) for the windows.
2nd-Sep-2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
I just mean that one picture where you had painted the walls but not the trim yet, and I think the trim showed up looking much bluer than it really was ^^; The very first picture, before you did anything, looked dull and depressing…
2nd-Sep-2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
It was the flash bouncing off the gloss on the trim, I guess. ^^; The first picture is truer to the actual color the way it was before.
2nd-Sep-2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
Anyway, I like it now ^_^ Also nice that it’s not RED, which always looks a little too red.. I like your color…
2nd-Sep-2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I would've done blood red over my dead body. My mother says it's purple, not red. I tend to say that it's pink, but that's just me. ^^;; It's somewhere between red and purple.
2nd-Sep-2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
Ever seen or read The Amityville Horror ? There’s a bit in there about discovering a secret red room in the basement once used for satanic rituals or some such thing.. That’s what I think of every time I see a blood red room ^_^;;

I’d say reddish purple ^_^
2nd-Sep-2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
Nope. I can't say that I've seen many horror films.

You'll have to visit sometime to see all of my hard work in person. :P
2nd-Sep-2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
I think I read the book when I was about 10 ^^;

I’m hoping that very soon I’ll get a call telling me to go north! Yeah, I wanna see how everything looks ^_^
2nd-Sep-2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
Is this for a federal or state agency?
2nd-Sep-2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
Federal.. They said they have to wait for something from central HR in DC before they can officially make selections, but otherwise it sounds positive, I think ^^;
3rd-Sep-2007 12:30 am (UTC)
I've heard that there's a hiring moratorium for all federal agencies. They can only (and only sometimes) hire to replace retirees; no new hires at all.
3rd-Sep-2007 10:46 am (UTC)
Maybe I should apply to the Iraqi government? Billions of dollars being poured in there, and always lots of vacancies coming up ^^;
3rd-Sep-2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't even hold my hopes up for something like that unless you graduated from some evangelical christian college or something. :P
3rd-Sep-2007 01:45 pm (UTC)

Yeah, and I never worked for the Heritage Foundation either! ^_^;
3rd-Sep-2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
Though you do hail from Jeb's state. :P
3rd-Sep-2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
Heh, yeah.. Definitely better than his big brother, but that ain’t saying much >_<

3rd-Sep-2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
Maybe you could volunteer for the governor somehow. XD
3rd-Sep-2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
I don’t think I could take working for a Republican governor and legislature, especially for free! >_<

Though Jeb is off in Miami plotting his run for president now ^^;
3rd-Sep-2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
God help us. After Clinton the Second, we'll have Bush the Third...
3rd-Sep-2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
I’m thinking we should just apologize to Queen Elizabeth and be done with this nonsense ^^;
2nd-Sep-2007 01:18 pm (UTC)
Very nice color. And wow, lot of work.

Is that the thing you exercise on?

Are you going to repoly the floors?
2nd-Sep-2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
Yep. That is the eliptical.

And no, I have absolutely no intention of refinishing the floors at this point.
2nd-Sep-2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
Lovely work, really sets off those lovely frames.
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