Well my fiance and I just bought our first house and I am DYING to show it off! I've never even lived in a real house before (apartments my whole life), so you can imagine my excitement, plus, it's ours! Our very own house! Ok, enough of that.
I LOVE color. LOVE LOVE LOVE color. So it was only natural to paint the whole place before we moved in. The only room in the house that was painted was around the fireplace in the living room, this light brown color. BORING! So I invited some girls from work and we had a paint party the weekend before we moved. Kindof a mistake. How do grown adults spill paint in a fireplace, track paint all over the carpeting, and destroy a bathroom? Ah well, most of it came out nice. Please ignore all the random stuff/trashbags everywhere, we literally JUST moved in, but I feel like I need to show this off so I can focus on being more excited about the house than stressed out like I have been.
Anyway, on to the pics...
We painted the walls around the fireplace a light sage green
Continues this way (also, meet Frank and Predator, our kitties)
This room is going to be my craft room / guest room. Color was inspired by Crafty Intentions post here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=258735.0
This is our office. A little backstory on this one. When my fiance and I first moved in to our first apartment together, our landlord let us paint the place. He wanted to paint the whole living room that bright blue color - what he calls "Blue Jays Blue" - as in the MLB team the Toronto Blue Jays. He LOVES baseball and loves the team colors. I promised him when we finally bought a house he could have ONE ROOM he could paint and decorate as he pleased. Well, that time came, and still wanted that horribly bright blue. After watching an episode of Trading Spaces, we saw a room where they painted the ceiling bright purple, and the walls gray, which looked SO COOL. And the one plus - his beloved Toronto Blue Jays team colors are blue AND gray - so I convinced him to paint just the ceiling blue (we played with the idea of an accent wall, but this just seemed too cool), and to paint the walls gray to tone it down. He still gets what he wants, and I don't get a headache
It actually came out much much better than anticipated and we both LOVE this room.
Spots are just from the digital camera
Hall bath, my favorite yellow ever. I am going to do a penguin theme in here
Master bedroom, same yellow. I love this color so much. It's actually the exact color I painted the bedroom in our first apartment, and I missed the color so much after being stuck in a "white wall apartment" for the past year I found the exact shade and just had to buy it again.
From the other end
OK, here is where the nightmare part comes in. I wanted a red color for our master bathroom. I picked a beautiful Victorian red. Well, my friend who started painting in there thought it would be hilarious to wright REDRUM on the wall with a foam brush (we were using the brushes to touch up corners) before we started rolling the paint on. Ha. Ha. Ha. Normally, I might be amused, but not in this case. If you look closely at the picture, you will see that there are dark red what look like "drips" going along over the flash. Very hard to take a picture of, however, after SIX COATS OF PAINT I cannot cover it. You can still make out some of the letters.
I should also mention that during the painting of this TINY space, even with the use of 3 drop cloths, paint ended up on the ceiling, the tile floor, all over the toilet, all over the shower, on the door, and every place you can imagine. This is only the start of it.
After all six coats, I am exhausted and sweating in this bathroom with no windows. We had already peeled all the tape off every other room. Then we come to this room and start to peel. And the paint starts to bubble and peel with it. NO F-ING WAY!!! AFTER ALL THAT??!?!
This is not the result of a bad tape job, the paint tried to peel off with the tape.
Sigh. I decided the room simply did not want to be painted and was going to do everything in its power to keep the color off the walls. It could have also been the TX humidity, but I am convinced it is now possessed because of the "REDRUM" on the wall. Ok, well not really. HOWEVER the day after we moved in, my fiance was sleeping that night (we work nights, but he was off so he was home alone) and he said he heard a crash in the bathroom and all of a sudden the door slammed shut. He said both cats were on the bed with him, so it wasn't them. When he got up to investigate, he said there was nothing that could have fallen. A few nights since, we've heard strange creaking noises coming from that room. Could it be the AC unit over the shower? Or could it be... POSSESSED?
My mom thinks I should hang a cross over the "redrum" on the wall, which I am actually considering since my guy is more than a little freaked out
OK - but in all seriousness, and I know this post is already WICKED LONG - how should I fix this peeling paint issue? At this point I am sick of painting and I don't want to do the whole room over (although my friend who wrote "redrum" offered to redo it). Can I just touch up the edges or will it look uneven?