Monday, August 14, 2006

oh, the indecision - part 2

If I were going to go on a painting spree right before Ben came home, which I am not, of course, but if I were it certainly wouldn't start with painting the banister (which is a dark, dark brown) white. Because that would be a real pain. It would involve priming and even then, multiple coats of paint, and special brushes to get in the little divets and whirls of the wood. Also it would be so time consuming that I would either have to completely ignore my children for a day, and then sigh when I realised that someone's cute new t-shirt I just bought had paint on it, or I'd have to stay up half the night painting and then be grumpy the next morning. Also I would be totally paranoid about the carpet on the stairs since as of Saturday it's brand new. So what I'm saying is that it wouldn't be worth it at all. No. Not at all. Would it?


  1. Hmmmm...I know you want someone to talk you into going ahead and doing this but seriously your description of the work sounded terrifying to me. Don't do it! It wants to be brown!

    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog (Sam's Sleep) - I appreciate your support.

  2. Everytime I look at our banister (it was white until I started to peel all the paint off since it was peeling, and now it's mint green and white) I want to break out the stripper and sander and go to work. Then all of the same things you said run through my mind and it stays the same. Then I think "Why didn't I just do it when we first moved in and we didn't have kids yet?!" I don't think we'll be getting our deposit back...

  3. Oh, I would totally do it. Did you, did you?

  4. Funny that we are both painting our bedrooms at the same time. Like mother like daughter. Except my husband is not gone and your husband is here at my house!

    My paint swatch is just a hair too yellow -