Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Life is a marathon, not a sprint...

Another life lesson that proves to be so true! Our house is living proof! I started a blog about how we are starting with the master bedroom and bath almost 3 weeks ago. We have now finished painting both rooms, but still need to add the finishing touches to the bedroom, which is my favorite part! We need to pick out curtains and definitely need to make sure they match our new bedroom set! I could not wait for the curtains in the bedroom to be hung to post about the amazing job Adam did on the bathroom, so above are the before and after of the bathroom. I just love the colors!

Adam has been working what most would say insane hours the past few weeks. The poor guy. I can't believe he is still in good health. He basically wakes up goes to work, then to football practice and then goes straight to the house to work on it. He has been pulling 16+ hour days and I am so fortunate for what he is doing. I know I do not tell him enough how much I appreciate the time he is putting in to our house. While working like an absolute dog, he is also being really patient with me and teaching me how to do things. I am not always the best student, so this is a job in its self for him! We are basically walking zombies these days! For the past two nights I have set the alarm, but did not turn it on. That is not like me! We knew it would be like this, but I don't think we were entirely prepared. We are in crunch time because we are moving this weekend!

So, here is an excerpt of how I started my original post 3 weeks ago...

As I mentioned, we spent the holiday weekend putting up samples and prepping the rooms for painting. Most of you probably don't know this, but when it comes to his work, Adam is a perfectionist. His philosophy is we should always do it right the first time. He is very meticulous when he paints and it definitely shows in his work. I, on the other hand, have no painting skills whatsoever, so I feel like most of his time is spent going over what I already did, but such is life. Adam is being very patient with me and I am learning a ton.

After a frustrating weekend of prepping to paint the master bedroom and bathroom and trying to tape off the master and living room, where I probably wasted more tape than I put on the floor (don't tell Adam!), we finally started to paint this week. It turns out I can paint! So, maybe I used too much paint on the bottom of the trim and I didn't "whisp" enough and perhaps I painted the ceiling a little crooked and even missed a few spots. Ok, and I may have dropped the brush a few times, but I am getting it. I even have the blisters to prove it! We started with painting all the trim and the ceilings of the master bedroom and bath and then moved to the walls. I had no idea how much detail there was to painting. We decided to change the trim color in the entire house to a light beige, so it is taking more time to get everything done than we originally had planned, but everyone tells me that always happens. Plus, the previous owners did not do a very good job, so we need to fix a ton of their mistakes. And by "we" I mean Adam. When it comes to painting, Adam has very high standards. I am actually surprised he is letting me paint! I just hope he isn't lying to me when he tells me I am doing a good job!


  1. I love the bathroom! Adam is so hardcore for staying up so late and working hard on the house. I can't wait to see the bedroom. I have a feeling that it's going to be styling!

  2. If there is one thing that Adam doesn't do is lie to you:) WEEELLLL maybe about your birthday but that is it!!! Love the pics:) Siri