Late last week, I looked up and realized that July was upon us (how?!) and realized I have a LOT of vacation time that I need to use between now and the end of the year.
I fired off an email to my boss mentioning that I would be taking this week off - well, the four days of this week since Monday was technically a holiday.
After wandering aimlessly around the house yesterday, I decided that today SOMETHING would get done.
My list of SOMETHINGS THAT MUST BE DONE is a long one, to be sure - so I had a plethora of choices. I decided, on a mere whim, (well, let's be honest - most of the time that is the way most things get done around here...on a whim) I decided that today was THE day to touch up the paint in the various spots around the house that make me twitch every time I see them.
Now, honestly, this wasn't a HUGE job. But it involved dragging out the paint, stirring it until it actually returned to the actual texture of paint (at least 20 minutes...maybe longer. Or maybe I exaggerate...who knows? It felt like forever), discovering that we have paint rollers in multiple sizes - none of which had an indicator of what size cover they might need, by the way. Along with multiple covers...none of which fit the aforementioned paint rollers. *sigh* Which necessitated a quick trip to the local paint store - where I somehow magically picked up a cover that actually fit one of our rollers and a couple of those sponge paint applicators things.
First, those sponge applicator things are PERFECT for touch up jobs - at least when using the original paint as the touch up paint. As of now, all those areas that made me twitch are gone. Also, apparently, at some point in time, we had a bunch of drunken monkeys with greasy fingers touching every single wall in this house from knee level down...that must have been some kind of party! It's a shame I don't remember it.
While I was waiting for the touch up jobs to dry I decided to touch up the back door - at one point a couple of years ago, we had that door painted and then shortly thereafter replaced the hardware on the door.
*Pro tip: have the door painted AFTER updating the hardware - it will make your life much easier, I promise. Otherwise, you will look at that door every day for about two years until you get around to fixing it - ask me how I gained this knowledge...*
Around the time we originally had that back door painted, there were plans to have the door from the garage into the house painted...that never happened for various reasons including weather and then COVID.
But today, since the paint was out anyway...that door got the first coat of paint. Technically, it's too hot here to paint that outdoor door (humidity, heat, etc.) but I grabbed the oscillating fan that we bought when the AC went out earlier this year...
(what?! I didn't tell you about it? Bad blogger! Actually, it wasn't that big of a deal but it was a perfect item to have on hand for todays impromptu job)
and, hopefully - fingers crossed, I dried that door enough so that the paint won't peel off when I open it again tomorrow to finish the job. We shall see.
What's amazing about today's job (and then some) being semi-completed - there was absolutely NO PREP. No taping things off; laying down protective cover, etc. - and yet, shockingly, paint landed only where it needed to be. For once, I came out of a paint job without paint in my hair - for me this is miraculous.
I'm seriously considering painting the much despised front door tomorrow - I figure it may not transform that stupid door into the one I actually want with a paint job but at least the dreadful burgundy will be gone. I know that paint magically only landing where it should is a once in a life time event - so I shall most likely do some prep and end up with paint in my hair.
The most hilarious thing about all of this - The Husband never noticed that the door from the garage into the house was painted...despite this being our MAIN entrance and knowing that I had the paint out.
Let's see how long it takes him to notice, shall we?
As for that front door? Well, if I actually follow through and paint it, he will never notice; of this I am positive.