Day Three: Paint Covers Everything
I love paint. Nothing changes a room faster than a change of color, plus it tends to hide mistakes beautifully. Of course in the case of this office, we’re talking about raw drywall and an old wood floor covered with mastic from some truly terrible linoleum, now mercifully gone, a blue-green ceiling, a cheap cherry-woodish desk and an ancient bureau that came with the house.
At two AM this morning I was putting the second coat of Porter Paint Cloud White on the walls and woodwork. It’s actually Signature paint, but the people at Lowe’s will match any manufacurter’s color so good for them. So one coat of primer plus two coats of Cloud White and it looked like a room instead of a hallway.
I love paint. But I especially love spray paint. I would spray paint everything if I could, but it’s expensive and I have never managed to get one of those refillable spray painters to work, so I have to save spray paint for small projects like the cheapo desk I bought at Home Depot on a whim. It went together easily and it’s remarkable solid for $149, but it was stained wood, and at $149, we’re not talking amazing wood grain. Which was okay because I wanted it black so one can of spray paint later, I have a black desk. Then there was the old bureau the sellers left in the house:
The price is right: free. And it fits almost perfectly against the window wall. But ugly. So more of that great spray paint (I’m in love with Rustoleum Ultra) and I have the start on a decent storage unit. That’s it to the right. Really, I love paint.
Okay, it’s still chaos. But one more day and I’ll be able to set up my printers and scanner and computers and be able to FIND things again. After that, it’s just figuring out how to put everything somewhere.