So I finally got off my hind end and got the painting done. Of course, since I’m not likely to see “my” office again any time soon, I took a few final photos. Yes – it was a deep, bloody red that made the room feel much smaller, but it was my blood red office. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not all that upset, its just that I really enjoyed the color for some reason.
What do you think? Should we have kept it for little Laird?
The after photos are after the more button…
It took 1 1/2 gallons of Killz to cover over the blood red paint. We never even got the red on well enough to cover the beige color before. The first gallon of this stark white paint hardly made a dent in the color. I was a little depressed – after spending two hours putting an entire gallon of paint on the wall, it looked like a three old had just smeared paint around.
I let it dry, though, and then came back with a second coat. At that point, it started looking much, much smoother. Its still not perfect – you can see bits of red here and there – but it should do well enough for the green we’ve yet to pick out. I also took the opportunity to paint the handrail on the stairs to our bedroom as well as the dingy, stained banister (?) that separates our bedroom from the stairs.
Tonight we sleep downstairs – its still a little stinky up here.