Monday, June 27, 2011

My newest project

This past week, I've been slackin in the laundry department. I go out to the garage during the day to do some, and it's so dang hot that I decide to do it at night. Problem is, I'm either not home or so tired that it doesn't get done. So last night before going on patrol with Jason, I got a laundry out of the dryer and a load started. Now I just need to keep up with it today. My bathroom has also been neglected :/ Whoops! Need to get on that too. This past weekend, I let me parents take the truck since my brother had their car in Tennessee. Jason worked all day both days, so Nick and I took him to work. I got some errands done, and just browsed around. Yesterday I decided to take on a new project.

See back in November, Jason had lost his job and it wasn't looking good for us. I had to take a job for a month until he got into this class that he needed to pursue a career that he really loved. So when that happened, Nickalaus started have separation anxiety from me. I was gone at bedtime a lot, and he wasn't liking it at all! He started sleeping in our bed, and needless to say I haven't been able to get him back in his bed. He wouldn't stay asleep in there. So, I had an idea to fix his room and hope that it works. I turned it into a surprise! I let him pick out the paint, well the blues.
He picked Olympic, Freshwater Blue, which I just happened to like myself. Then I was going to get a tan, like sand color, but I found a darker tan on the clearance shelf for $5. I decided to get it, and make it lighter with my white if need be. Then I got some tile grout, actually have to exchange it because I got the wrong kind, but I'm going to turn the tan color into chalk paint. I'm painting probably 3/4 of one wall in chalk paint, which Nick is excited about. Then I have some other ideas. I need to measure his window and get a rod and curtain. I will probably just make the curtain. So I have to clean the walls, and get the room ready to be painted. Now I'm wondering how smart this was lol. So for paint I got 3 gallons, 1 tan, 2 blues, and man that stuff isn't cheap!! I will keep y'all updated as I start our Surprise!


  1. What a wonderful surprise!! i love that you've included him in the process! it most definitely makes it extra special! Good luck with the makeover! (much more fun than doing laundry!!)

  2. Thanks Jay! Yeah, I'm hoping that if he helps, that he'll be more apt to love it. I love that you stop by quite often, thanks for that! It's nice to know I'm not talking to a wall hahah!

  3. I think chalkboard walls are fantastic ideas. I'm 22 years old and my office is prepped for one, so I know he's going to have a ball with it!

    And I'm glad I'm not the only one who slacks on laundry because the heat is so ridiculous :(

  4. Thanks Ashley! Yeah, I happen to love chalkboard for myself too haha! I know right, the heat is ridiculous. It's too hot to wash clothes and cook on the stove!


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