Alison's (Small) Painting Project: The Final Stretch, Those Last Few Hurdles

Alison's (Small) Painting Project: The Final Stretch, Those Last Few Hurdles

Alison Gerber
Aug 23, 2013

This weekend was going to be all about these triangle wall decals in my childrens room, but something happened, and here we are, walls still blank. And yet, I find myself blogging in a friends' basement with a paintbrush in my hand. What on earth...?

If you've been following my cure posts, you will know that I had plans to put up a feature wall of triangle wall decals...but I couldn't decide on the color. A lot of you said black, and I thought "okay, maybe I could do black", but after looking at a whole bunch of black and white wall decal pictures in the Apartment Therapy archives, I just couldn't do it. I know it's cool for some, but it's just a little too stark for my taste in a kids' room.

I kept flipping backwards and forwards between colors, until I stopped myself. Does it have to be done right now? I always think this: if I just can't decide, if I can't press that final "buy it now" button, then something is wrong. There's no shame in waiting. So that's what I did. On the rest of the room: I will keep plowing forward. But on the wall decals, I'll let that one take its time.

Still, while everyone else is burrowing away at it, this weekend won't be entirely free of painting for me either. My local hardware store had an offer going for a free quart of paint, no purchase necessary! With a beautiful photo from Weekday Carnival (shown above) as inspiration, I chose a lovely yellow color and am painting a BEKVAM step stool I bought over a year ago from IKEA (which has since been drawn on with crayon, had gum stuck to it, and was stamped with an old promotional stamp), to turn it into (hopefully!) a bedside for my son. So my loss on the wall decals is a piece of furniture's gain! 

Anyone else stuck in a not-allowed-to-paint rental? How are you getting your paint on during the cure?

(Image: Weekday Carnival)

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