Tuesday, September 16, 2008

At Long Last......

Here is a little video the Bag Lady put together to show you the paint job at her mother-in-law's house.




There are still a few finishing touches needed, but most of the painting is done until Mother decides she wants the bedrooms painted, too!


For another video of the Bag Lady in action, check out her sister's blog, Sibu Pegasus Power. Reb has posted a video she took when she came up to visit the Bag Lady last week.



22 comments:

Christine said...

woo it looks much better!

I'm especially jealous of the colour in the living room - that's very similar to what I'd want to paint ours if we weren't renting.

MizFit said...

you should SO not have posted that, BL.

I think Id like to request the tornado's room painted.

Id prefer all pink walls with ONE of pink camo but I guess I could be talked into something different.

this is free, yes?

you got some mad skills, woman.

tokaiangel said...

That looks like SO much work!! How long did it take?? I would have to break that down over a month, I'm so lazy!

LOVE the colours, the dusky pink in the kitchen is very similar to what I have in my bedroom. Really warms the space up and looks so, so smart!

TA x

Missicat said...

Great job!!! Lovely colors. My kitchen is MUCH smaller and would be very easy to do! hint hint. hehe
I put together a set of shelves with sliding doors this weekend all by myself! *pats self on back*

the Bag Lady said...

Christine - thanks! It took a long time to settle on that colour. Mother chose the kitchen colour in a snap - said it just jumped out at her from amongst the gazillion samples. But the living room colour was a harder choice.

Miz - all pink with one pink camo wall would be adorable!!! Ummm, perhaps the price of the plane ticket down there would be all that would be required - oh, and a place to lay my weary body after all that painting! :)

TA - it actually did take us a month, if you take into consideration the down time between rooms! Actual painting? About a week and a half, but that was because it was very, very humid when we painted the kitchen and the paint took FOREVER to dry. Painting all the trim is what took so long - painstaking job!

Missicat - good for you!! It took me 3 hours to put that cupboard together! (Oh, how I long for the days when the instructions were actual words AND pictures, rather than just blurry pictures.....)

Gena said...

Paint, hammer, BANANA?!? Hahaha!

It looks great, BL! I don't envy you, having to paint all that trim. The storage nook, now I could use one of those!

Tricia said...

It looks so much better!

I love the colors, but unfortunately we're not allowed to paint, so I'm stuck with white walls for the time being.

Leah J. Utas said...

Excellent job. It really opened up and brightened the place.

the Bag Lady said...

Gena - that poor banana sat there amidst all that painting paraphernalia for 3 days - I simply had to take it's picture!
The storage nook was originally supposed to house a built-in china cabinet. It's a mystery why it didn't get built.

Tricia - thanks! It's awful to be renting, isn't it?

dfLeah - thanks! I really love the colours!

Sagan said...

Hehehe I loved it. Looks like tons of fun!! And its such a great paint job too:)

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Sagan! We did have a lot of fun - my (almost) 80 year old mother-in-law is the coolest!!

Mark Salinas said...

Looks good! Looks hard...not a painter here. My wife does that! :)

the Bag Lady said...

Mark - that sounds like my house, too! :)

Geosomin said...

Wow...nicely done! She must be very pleased. And putting together furniture with no leftover bits - THAT is an accomplishment!

Isn't it amazing what a little colour will do ? :)
I think it's unfair you got stuck with all the trimmy bits...I always found the colour to be way more fun. Now I'm definitely itching to paint our spare room...

Reb said...

Well done Sis! Love the music choice too! The living room is a bit lighter than what they are putting in the apartments here and looks better too.

Thanks for the shout out.

the Bag Lady said...

Geo - I think she is pleased! And I'm not telling how long it took me to put that cabinet together......:)
I actually don't mind doing all the trim - just wish I could see better! (that old age thing going on!)

Reb - thanks! I wondered if anyone would notice the pictures coinciding with the words of the song.....
:)

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df bag lady,

It looks like a completely different house.

Terrie

the Bag Lady said...

dfTerrie - it does, doesn't it? That's what Mother kept saying, too!

new*me said...

I'm putting in for a pink and camo room for the girlies too :) Loved the video!

the Bag Lady said...

new*me - Thanks! I think the pink camo would be really pretty!!

Hilary said...

Baggie that was SO well done. You're a pro.. painting and movie making. Great choice of music.. never heard it before, but it worked out so well. :)

the Bag Lady said...

Hilary - thanks! That's a really old Country and Western song. Thought it sorta fit....