Friday, February 26, 2010

Skyler's Room: before and after

This is Skyler in her room just before Sam started painting. (Doesn't she look so tall?) Her room, like our entire house, was painted with white primer when we bought it, and walls painted only with primer get very beat up very quickly. Especially with my kids.

For example, Reed decorated Skyler's walls with orange crayon a few months ago, and I've had to look at this ever since. Makes me crazy. Besides the crayon, you can see all the chips and dirt marks and the very old/ beat up fireplace. Do you remember that our house was built in the 1800s?


Sam is a meticulous (understatement) painter. He patches and sands every bump and blip and then re-patches, re-sands, re-primes, (repeat) until the color goes on. We chose a color called "avocado" but I think it looks like "green-tea-latte" and every time I go in there, I get a craving for a trip to Starbucks. Here it is!

3 comments:

Kelly Jane Dahl said...

What a warm and lovely room. I adore the color. Can I move in?

Carver Fam said...

You have outdone yourself Mr. Manhart. And you Ms. Manhart for child patrol. I LOVE IT.

Kirsten said...

beautiful color. I wish I was a meticulous painter. We have the same problem with the white primed walls. How did you get motivated to finally paint? I mean we've got green marker all over the place, the kitchen walls are in crisis, the bathroom wall has toothpaste on it. It feels like too much. Every corner doorway thing is dinged up. Maybe Sam should come here. We've got pools around here too...