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Lazy Painting

Grey? You're my favorite. Yellow? You're still in time out. You could learn a thing or two from grey.

As I’ve spent the past two weeks in hardcore painting mode, I keep thinking of the saying “if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.”

That’s not my saying.

One of Agatha's less known train mysteries! #PoirotNumberSix

I’m more of a “if something’s worth doing, then you should do it right away before you get too tired or distracted by something else” kind of gal.

Advice I’m rather good at heading.

(Not the whole getting-stuff-done part, but rather the not-doing-stuff-well part.)

(I’m also good at remembering to photograph gallons of paint.)

(Though that skill is less useful than one might imagine.)

And it's blue's turn to shine!

Like when I called my mom to ask, not for the first time, what I should use to wash my walls, pre-painting.

Her response, vinegar and water, seemed like a good idea.

But just water seemed like an easier idea, so it’s what I went with.

Trim time!

Similarly, it makes sense to paint ceilings first, as then any paint spilt just falls down onto walls you’re going to have to paint anyway.

I decided to do ceilings last.

‘Cause I don’t like doing ceilings.

(That made total sense in my  mind.)

Painted first coat on one side of cabinet doors, check!

You might notice that rather than using drop cloths, I’m using bed sheets I stole from my dad’s basement.

This seemed the obvious path, as he’s unlikely to notice their absence and drop cloths can cost as much as $2.

Those those fitted sheets have been more of a hassle than anticipated.

Being cheap is just yet another of my special gifts,


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  • debby 'baro December 18, 2012, 11:38 am

    Well, this is not my imagination of ‘lazy’. It is creativity in action, making do with what’s within reach and achieving desired results. Lol!

  • Karen Peterson December 18, 2012, 3:31 pm

    I’m pretty sure this approach is the reason my friends don’t ask me to help them paint anymore.

  • Kari @ bite-sized thoughts December 19, 2012, 2:09 am

    Please tell us about the challenges of the bed sheets. My imagination is running wild!

  • Sherry Ellis December 19, 2012, 12:32 pm

    I’d say you’re creative, not lazy!

  • Christina December 20, 2012, 12:27 am

    You know, we are very different in many ways, but in some ways, we are very much alike. 🙂
    You make me laugh.

  • spilledinkguy December 20, 2012, 8:53 am

    Ooo PREMIUM!
    Sounds fancy!!!

  • Duffy December 21, 2012, 12:52 pm

    I have never cleaned a wall before painting. Dirty walls is why I am painting.

    • Megan December 21, 2012, 1:29 pm

      You just get me.

  • Classic NYer December 31, 2012, 10:58 pm

    Megan, you’re my hero.

    You did that paint job exactly the way a slack/poor person would. And slack/poor people make the world go round.

  • John (Daddy Runs a Lot) January 4, 2013, 1:38 pm

    I need to develop the LCD wall that you can adjust Red, Green, and Blue colors, at will, with a dial.

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