Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Serenity now.




I started painting the bedroom the other day and my better half HATES IT when I start a project and don't finish, so I hurried through it today so that I could at least get to a stopping point and could put the room back together so that he's not cursing me while I am off with the girls in Palm Springs for the next 4 days.

Do you ever get lazy when painting and know you should wipe down that tiny cobweb, but you end up just saying, "Oh fuck it," and you just paint over it? I did a lot of that tonight. I'm pooped. I am pooped from cutting corners. (What does this say about me? Don't answer that.)

The rooms above are by Vicente Wolf. The visual equivalent of a handful of Vicodin and a long nap... and I mean that in a really good way.

27 comments:

carla said...

ummmm, i didn't feel like moving the armoire when i painted my bedroom, so there is no paint behind it. it both bothers me and makes me smile when i think of it.

KatinkaPinka said...

ha!

i have a terrible habit of painting over anything and everything in my path. bugs, cobwebs, dust, dirt, children, whatever.

recently, we painted most of the old wood floors in our house [they are beyond salvageable] as a quick fix before an appraiser came over...but to save time we just painted very, very carefully around all of our furniture. the husband did a great job...you would seriously never know that there are bare wood floors under the bookshelves, bed, dresser, and armoir!

eM said...

you people make me look like Martha Stewart
I hate you

Matthew said...

I love Vicente Wolf. His stuff all looks the same, but its so well executed that I don't care. The upholstery is always top notch, and he always has the best lighting fixtures. Totally like a Vicodin and a nap :)

KG said...

I decided to paint our bedroom (with vaulted ceilings) on a Sunday. At 6pm. Now it has no paint on the top 4 inches of wall. I'm too lazy to cut in (and I do a horrible job) and my husband refused to help me. And its been over a year

s. said...

decorno - what paint color did you choose?

Kwana said...

I feel your pain. It's really awful when you start to paint it and hate it. that you can't live with. I've had to paint 2 rooms in my house twice. Right now I'm living with orange paint splotches on a white ceiling because I just can't get up there. One day. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

WTF? Cut in, I am not that talented. I love 3M blue tape, I have it in every size. I usually clean the area prior to painting, but every once in a while I find a dog hair while painting. I usually have a ball of wadded up blue tape to pick up the stray hairs that I missed.

Be the change..... said...

O.M.G...
that 2nd bedroom just gave me an orgasm. Thank you, vincente wolf!

Charlene said...

I dislike huge expanses of white. White walls don't say "serenity" to me; they say "hospital morgue".

Be the change..... said...

those walls are gray, not white, charlene! Just sayin......

Charlene said...

Stupid Enter key is just too tempting...

I obsessively prep before painting, possibly because I hate painting so much that I'll do anything to extend the life of the paint job, including buying higher quality paint and prepping like a madwoman. It drives me up the wall that I couldn't get the bedroom radiator off to paint behind it: I couldn't fathom not painting behind furniture. The idea makes my pseudo-perfectionist skin crawl.

Charlene said...

Really? They look white to me.

Or maybe off-white grey? Either way, ugh. I like my bedroom walls dark.

Anonymous said...

Look at the ceiling - it is white. The walls are grey.

Melissa H said...

It's beautiful, but what's up with the dead tree in the corner? That's the kind of dead tree that looks mysterious and graceful in his house, but would just look like a dead tree in mine.

K.Line said...

Pill-popping perfection!

David said...

My den has been painted, except the cutting in above the base and under the crown, for a year. It's far too easy to just leave the doors closed.

Anonymous said...

I agree that this bedroom is orgasmic! Are the walls upholstered in the same fabric as the curtains? Usually I hate things like that but it is SO perfect in this room.
CG

...love Maegan said...

i love these bedrooms ...and no, I have HAVE to finish a project that I've started ....even if it goes into the wee hours of morning.

monica said...

My bedroom has been half painted for two weeks and its driving me crazy. Granted one of those weeks we were completely without power (thanks Ike!), but now it's back and yet I can't quite muster up the energy to finish. The only pill popping I need to do is some Adderall......

An Aesthete's Lament said...

For a full six months I have been coming up with creative ways to explain away our half-painted entrance hall. And yes I admit I once painted over a spider. It was a small one, okay?

kat said...

We just hired painters to do work around the house. They've done such a bad job that I know I'm going to have to try to fix it myself. Grrr...

Anonymous said...

We hired a painter to paint the exterior. Four months and $6,300 later, he refuses to finish unless we pay him more. So, I'm painting the rest myself. And yes, I have painted over *plenty* of things I probably shouldn't have. But my work is still better than his!!

Other info - the bid was $5,200. I paid extra for BM Aura paint and found out that he only bought one container of BM Aura, then substituted Rodda paint for the rest. I bought other paint out of my own pocket, so really I've paid $6,500. One day I wasn't home, and he needed the windows open. He forced them and busted all of the window locks. He put plastic on the windows so he could spray, and left it up for a month. The plastic melted on our brand new $5,000 Marvin wood window. Words cannot describe the level of sloppiness I've discovered since I've been painting it myself. I think I'm getting an ulcer from all this.

Alicia B Blogs said...

Oh that's perfection. I love Vicente Wolf. For someone so manic in person his interiors are so calming.

pve design said...

Reason enough not to leave home.....ever.

hello gorgeous said...

Anon 8:27 - You paid him before he finished?

I have learned a few things about contractors over the years. The first rule is never pay them a dime before they start. The second rule is never pay them a dime before they finish.

If they are working that hand-to-mouth there is a problem and if they need cash upfront for supplies it means the local paint store or whatever won't extend them credit or give them an account.

I feel so badly for you and your new windows. He SPRAYED the exterior? The siding or the trim? You should report him to the local Better Business Bureau.

I have lived in this area for almost 7 years. I cannot tell you how many contractors I have gone through to come up with a very short list of guys I use regularly. And I still don't have a great painter!!

Also, I could never paint around furniture. And I don't really like the first bedroom, but the second...mmmmmmm.

ShopDownLite.com said...

Yep - overpainter too!
It kinds of gives a lovely texture :-)
Stef
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