Monday, October 19, 2009

paiting the town...green

i did it. i finally did it. i painted a wall. and not just white. i painted it a COLOR. i know, you're thinking, "so what? big deal? everyone paints walls." but, you're wrong. not everyone does. my mom and step-dad definitely don't, nor do ryan's parents. and, neither do lots of apartment dwellers for fear of management smack down. so i have never ever lived anywhere with a painted wall! but, since we're not afraid of our managers anymore (mwa ha ha...)...we took the plunge. um, actually...i took the plunge...when ryan was out of town. i sacrificed a night of sleep because leah was in my room in a pack and play and i was on the living room floor {okay, not really...i actually love sleeping on the floor}. it wasn't a perfect match, but it works. thanks to the all-talented sarah for sharing her mad rolling skills. we busted it out in 45 minutes.

p.s. you might get a real after picture (with no blue tape) once i hang something on that wall. i'm toying with some different ideas right now. i'm thinking about showcasing some of leah's amazing artwork from school. just not quite sure how to do it yet.

13 comments:

Dyan said...

Oh, I am so jealous. I miss color on our walls. We at least had khaki in our old apartments. Now we have plain white. It looks great! I bet Leah loves it.

Julia said...

atta girl. so proud. :) the color looks great. i shoulda come over and checked it out for myself while i was in town. oh well next time. :)

i'm thinking a rockin' family photo would work up there too ... you know like a canvas or stand out mount ... to compliment her awesome artwork. just a suggestion. :)

miss you guys already.

Karen Hauley said...

shmave, you might be surprised at how much painting Richard and Karen have done lately. Oh, yea. Your paint job looks great!

Karen Hauley said...

lest mom leads you astray, she has no colored walls. the green looks awesome. but i would be a little scared of your landlords:) hehehehe

Karen Hauley said...

oh that was kb not mom.. didn't realize i was signed in as her.

whitney said...

i love it! i am quite partial to green though. :) i think we have the same crib as you... did you get that at target?

mj said...

we did get it at target. but i bet yours doesn't look like a beaver attacked it. maybe a post on that later...

carolee said...

love, love, love that green!

from the girl with a purple bedroom :)

maryirene said...

i love the color! our house has a couple red walls and they make me happy.
crazy story about leah and her explosion. elliot had an accident at the park yesterday and had to go commando the rest of the time. haha. i thought we were way passed that stage at age 5, but i guess it can still happen when you least expect it. shhh don't tell him i told you.

Jenny said...

Wow! I love that pop of color! One can only live with white for so long. Way to go.

Dan and Heather said...

so I think you have forgotten the years you spent in the West Jordan house with Yellow walls! Just thought I'd remind you that you have lived somewhere without white walls

mj said...

this is true. how could i forget!? so it must be richard... :)

Murphy Mania said...

Hooray for color- and impulsive decisions! :-) Don't you think color makes an apartment feel so much more like a home?