Sorry for not posting in a while. We’ve been a little busy with this guy!
We adopted him from Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem on Sunday and he’s been taking all of our precious time, but he’s so worth it. And it helps that he’s so stinking cute.
Moving on from the cuteness overload! We’ve actually been quite busy in the Farrar/Van Buren household these past couple of weekends. We have finally primed the bathroom, meaning it’s ready to be painted! Since neither one of us had ever painted a room in our lives, it will be a learning experience. I learned that Adam is a messy painter and painting ceilings without an extension rod is tough and hard on the arms/shoulders/neck. But all in all, we got it done and it’s really starting to feel like a room, like a real room where we could actually use it!
We decided to use Olympic’s no VOC primer, and I absolutely loved it. It didn’t have that freshly painted smell that lasts for days, which means it’s you’re not breathing in those nasty vapors. Granted, it’s a little more expensive, but I think it’s totally worth it. Why breath in those nasty chemicals when you don’t have too? And an added bonus was that it didn’t take as long as we thought it would because it dried pretty quickly. We were able to put two coats on in about 3 hours, so not to shabby! We did notice that the areas that were covered in the cement board really soaked up the primer, but we actually only used one gallon to do two coats and some touch ups here and there.
Here I am painting away!
Once the primer was dry, it allowed us to see our imperfections. Walls that looked really great –smooth and even before we primed – had some spots with knicks and would need some patching. Not too many though.
Here’s a shot midway through priming…
Now all we need is some paint. I’ve picked out a couple of samples…so hopefully we’ll decide soon!