I have been a busy bee. Mostly doing things like this...Taping particularly stinks this time, because our ceilings are really high and I am really short. Did I mention I hate ladders, not phobia hate them, just really don't like them.
Here is the best prepainting tools you'll ever need.
This spackling is the best stuff. I got this at Target a couple years ago and it is so awesome. It goes on pink and when it is dry and ready to be sanded, it turns white. So easy, even I can do it. Yes, that is a Pampered Chef pan scrubber. It is my spackling-putter-oner. I don't use a trowel, I feel like I could do a whole post on those pan scrubbers. They rock. Someone in blog land probably has. And the blue tape, I could not paint without it. I have no patience for trying to paint near trim and not blobbing it all over, so tape is a must.
I will share some more photos of the living room tomorrow. It has been like a marathon for me last week and weekend. I feel like I haven't even sat down. So busy with the living room, having a birthday party, laundry, kids, you know, all the good stuff. I even went to bed early, not finishing "Mad Men" last night, you know I was tired if I left Don Draper!
Things to do this week:
hang up big mirror and pictures in living room
go to a Weight Watchers meeting, have to weigh in for September
begin (and hopefully finish) a cushion for our parson's bench
plan Parker's birthday party
design Christmas cards and buy supplies (50% off sale at Hobby Lobby this week!)
My menus for this week:
spaghetti (seriously we have this every week- maybe I shouldn't include it!)
tiny french beans and sausage (left from last week- didn't get to make it)
veggie chili and sandwiches
pizza (at my friend Kristin's house :)
grilled chicken salads, nuggets for kids