Tuesday, April 24, 2012

DIY Update

So. The playroom. Ummm-hmmmm. Can someone please remind me never to paint a contoured wall ever again? The playroom is going slowly to say the least. The good news is that we aren't in any sort of rush to get it finished as I probably won't let Evans play up there by himself right now anyways. However, those who know me, know that I cannot stand a job that isn't done. I think that after today I will be finished painting the beams and that is the LAST of the painting I believe. I cannot wait to get it finished and I'm just counting the minutes until Evans' nap time. The only problem that I am facing is that there is absolutely no way I can reach the tops of the beams from standing on my ladder. See that heinously ugly wooden thing in the right hand corner of this picture? It is our military issued "schrank" otherwise known as a free standing closet. I'm going to have to stand on top of it. I'm pretty sure it is not the safest thing I have ever done but I have done it before and it gets the job done. If only the beams didn't require three coats of paint.
As you can see I don't have THAT much more to do but I'm already sore from standing on the ladder all day yesterday so I'm not looking forward to it at all.
I can't wait for this phase to be finished. Then I can get on to the fun stuff like buying things to go into the playroom. I have picked out a few things for sure but who knows how long it will take for me to get all of it. Deaner left this morning for England and my first instinct was to run to Ikea and pick up a few things I could start "building". Thankfully I exercised some self control and good judgement and waited (really, I just knew I couldn't lift the shelves I wanted by myself and I had Evans to top it off). I did order this giraffe decal for the wall this morning because the website said it might take awhile to get here.
It is 7 feet tall and I've requested the mirror imagine of him. Don't ask me why but I don't like him facing to the right. I want this bookcase from Ikea and eventually I will fill in the squares with red storage baskets.
I probably would not have looked twice at this light online so I'm going to go ahead and say that the picture does not really do it justice. It is completely funky and a bit odd BUT we have such high ceilings in the playroom that I can afford to put something huge and outrageous in for the lighting. I sent Deaner a picture of it while I was in Ikea last week and he said it looked like paper exploding and he wasn't sure about it. We will see who wins. This fixture is also really bright since there is no real lamp shade and I think it would look great.
I also like this rug but I have to make sure that I think it is soft enough. Since I'm sure it will be my knees hurting while crawling around on the floor. Evans won't notice either way.
I have also picked out a really cool hand painted clock but I think I'm getting a bit ahead of myself. I think I will concentrate on completing the painting without seriously injuring myself. So it is now nap time and I'm off to the fourth floor. I'll take my cell phone in case there is a shrank emergency. Happy Tuesday!