After the sheetrock is finished, then there is the wonderful, fulfilling chore of paint. I totally thought Dotter, The Captain, whomever else wanted to help, and I would be doing the interior painting. However, Enrique’s economic price included painting, so how could I refuse?
You know, and correct me if I’m wrong, most women have all their colors picked out way ahead of the house being built, right? I mean, it’s the girlie thing to do. But for some reason, it took me a long time to decide on the second color for the back bedrooms and boys’ bathroom, because I knew the rest of the house would probably be Delta Fog (a Devoe Paint).
In the end, I didn’t choose the color–Termite did–and I think he did a pretty good job. I showed him about four different hues of taupe that I liked, and he chose one. I then used the online paint wizard to show him varying shades of the same color and he picked out the same color 4 out of 4 times. That was enough for me: “Comforting” by Behr was his choice.
If you didn’t know, Behr has a discount program where if you buy 4 gallons of one color, they give you a great discount. My paint guy told me that if my painters were spraying, they would use more paint, so we measured accordingly. Well, my painters used a nice, thick-napped roller that put lots of paint on the walls, and turns out I needed twice as much paint as originally purchased. I don’t mind, because comparatively speaking, paint is cheap enough. Besides, they did a B E A U T I F U L job.
But first, there was the primer . . .
I don’t really have time to sit around and enjoy the paint, because there is so much more I have to get done. There are kitchen cabinets to be made. No, I had not hired anyone until yesterday.
Here’s what has yet to be done:
Pick and purchase: interior doors, light fixtures, ceiling fans, countertops, drawer pulls, toilets, vanities, faucets, sinks, medicine cabinets, fluorescent lights, vinyl flooring. And when I type all that in one sentence, it seems like nothing.
Electrical trim: switches, receptacles, all light fixtures. That’s next.
So while the cabinet maker makes the cabinets, I will convince myself that I can paint them after they are installed. While waiting for the doors to arrive, we have some major cleaning up to do under the house on the construction site. The next carpentry step to be done is the “trim work” — trimming all the door frames, hanging doors, building window sills, and baseboards.
Then the flooring will be installed . . . and the flooring in the majority of the house is going to be a big surprise, which I can’t wait to blog about!! It’s probably going to be my most favorite part of the whole house.
I’m sure I’ve forgotten something, like, oh yea, I keep forgetting to go see the gas company and water company to get them to come do their thing.
I’m tired. Good night. The oak pollen grabbed me hard this week. I’m still hacking and snorting. Sorry, can’t help it. I’ve missed you all and your comments. So, leave me a bunch so we can chat it up about the house. I’d be really excited if I weren’t so dadgum tired!