Thursday, August 16, 2012

Camping Out

The last couple of nights we have been camping out in our living room as the master bedroom got painted. I still find sleeping in our living room to be kind of exciting. Like when you're a kid and you have a Christmas camp out, or a sleepover. Speaking of Christmas camp outs... my family tried this again several years ago before there were any kiddies in the family. We thought it would be so fun and nostalgic. Unfortunately, it was not. Later it was to receive the name 'The Christmas Camp Out from Hell'. I don't think anyone even fell asleep due to rustling sleeping bags, uncomfortable sleeping surfaces and one super loud clock. If anyone had been able to sleep, I don't think it would have lasted because there are several snorers in our group. Needless to say, it was not the delightful, whimsical event that we had hoped for.

Anyway, back to the master bedroom. It actually has been  fun sleeping in our living room the past couple of nights likely because we have our mattress with us and there are no overly loud clocks. However, we will hopefully be back in our room tonight as we will be getting our room set up today! We still have unpacking to do, but I thought it would feel really good to have one room completely done. Well, as done as it will be for a bit. This room was also one of the most irritating to paint because we painted a wood paneled wall and that meant getting in between all the little cracks plus priming it first. We also had to give all the walls a really good clean before hand because they were so, so dirty. We have a wood stove in our basement and I think that is what made our room so bad. I had to go over the walls a couple of times and was constantly changing my water!

Here is a quick picture of the wood paneled wall in our bedroom. This was just after we had moved in, hence the drawers everywhere.

As you can imagine, the paint makes the room look so much better. I don't know if you can tell in this photo, but if you look at the wall by the window there are some darker lines on the wall... that is all dirt. I can't wait to put the room together. Hopefully I'll have a picture for you sometime in the next couple of days. My parents are arriving today to help us with some painting work and I hope we can get a good chunk done. I'm so grateful to have their help!

On that note, I need to get going on some things. I'll leave you with a picture of the little guy camping out in our living room...

**I took a quick picture with my phone to show you the paint job...



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