As I’m typing today’s post, I have six fingers, two toes, and one kneecap (don’t ask) splotched with paint. What that should tell you (other than being incredibly messy when I DIY) is that I both got a lot of painting done and I have now used up the last of the paint in the gallon I had. Even though paint is cheap, I get creative at trying to use every last drop, and will sporadically begin painting other walls instead of calling it a day (and energy that doesn’t get used is wasted, so I like to keep going if I can).
When it comes to the living room, you’d better believe I have more walls than paint (not for long of course; I will be grabbing another gallon tonight). But more on that later when I can move the furniture back in place and take a non-nighttime photo of the progress. It’s so much brighter, and I can’t wait to show you on tomorrow’s Dueling DIY post.
Speaking of creativity, now that the walls are painted (knowing that the entryway is completely painted forever is incredibly satisfying), I can’t help but start thinking about the art that will eventually cover the walls. I want color. I want the entryway to feel inviting and collected. But as an avid DIYer, I need to also create the art that will go in my home; buying every piece would simply feel inauthentic. Plus, I’m a cheapskate, so spending a few bucks on some paint is often cheaper than paying for a print that I can easily make myself (and I prefer the texture of painted canvas more than a thin copied print anyway).
So, this evening’s task will be swinging by the art supply store. The goal for this week will be to create at least one (if not several) of these inspiring pieces and put my own spin on them for the UDH. Alcohol will likely be involved (merely as a tribute to tortured artists everywhere – or something like that). Hopefully I can find a few minutes between coats on the walls up the staircase (these are tall walls and a huge pain in the ass to paint, thus why I’ve waited until after painting several easier walls to tackle them). All I know for sure is, after spending several weeks painting walls as neutral as Switzerland, I’m itching to get started on a creative project!
What are your goals for the week?