Monday, April 5, 2010

A Busy Easter Weekend

 Happy Easter!

We had a busy and fun Easter this year. Billy took his vacation this week following Easter and so we decided to paint the interior walls of our house during Easter weekend and the first few days of his vacation. Since everyone else was busy for Easter, it was just going to be our family anyway. Billy ended up inviting four sets of missionaries (so six total) for Easter lunch/dinner. It was interesting trying to clean up the house and our paint mess while cooking a big Easter dinner. Thankfully we pulled it off though!

Gabriel very "eggcited" about his Easter eggs...hehe

Alex didn't want to pose for this picture...can you tell?

Brayden finding an egg...

Goofy Owen!

    After several late nights we have succeeded with finishing the living room now...almost. There is just some trim work to be done as of right now. We're still on track to finish painting the whole house by hopefully mid-week. YAY!
Its such a HUGE difference going from the dark brown walls to a light green paint. I originally had picked out a brighter green, however I wasn't brave enough to go that bold. So I chose a lighter green, that on the paint chip was more of a lighter grayish-green. However on the walls its a bit more of a pastel celery green. In low light conditions you almost can't see the green color. Oh well, I still love it and I can't wait to see the house finished!
I'm really excited to finish the school room as well and get that all set up. I love organization...I just don't have the time/energy to do it myself. Painting the house is forcing us to clean up all those little unorganized nooks and crannies of the house however.

Its been interesting trying to paint with the kids underfoot. I'm quite tired of cleaning up dog prints, kitty prints and kid prints of paint on the floors! aack! (Thankfully it wipes up pretty easily pheww)

As we were painting, I started to do the trimming with the new green paint. Billy Jr walked in and saw me painting the new white walls with green paint and he was shocked. He said "uh oh daddy!" then he pointed at me at said "mommy a bad girl!". He thought I was ruining the white walls!

Okay - on to pictures....

Old wall next to the white primer wall:

Progress! A white primer-ed living room:

 A first glimpse at our new living room!


Simply, Sarah said...

Wow Bethany! It looks so elegant and straight out of a magazine!!


you could do that for a living!

Greg said...

That looks amazing!!! Great job! Miss you guys!