My friend RayLo and I had started in earnest the day before outlining the windows and doorways with blue tape. We slapped up the “stoneware crock” yellow on three out of four walls before the light left us and I was blatantly reminded that my new apartment, while cute and charming, comes with no overhead lighting in the living or bed rooms. Thus ended our painting endeavor for the day.
The next day, realizing that I needed to not only use all available daylight but that I was also low on paint (this was a two coat job), I got up early and ventured back to the store. There was a new guy working at the counter and he was full of questions. Satin? Semi-gloss? Matte? What kind of finish did I want? Well I don’t know because the other guy just mixed the paint for me without any inquiries. And here I was without the first paint can. I ventured a guess and, subsequently, second-guessed myself all the way home.
The first can was matte. The second can was satin. My idea, after a mini-panic attack, was to make the best of a bad situation and finish using all the matte paint up as a sort of primer and then slap the satin finish up for the top coat. I’m a smartie after I get over my initial spazzing. Sometimes.
I’d agreed to let The Fella help me finish the paint job. I was worried though. We’re a lot alike- impetuous, opinionated, bossy, impatient and perfectionistic. I wasn’t convinced we’d be able to work together without an argument or hurt feelings. The trepidation was tangible and yet, we said we’d give it a shot.
The Fella arrived and we, on our best behavior, got to work. We were as careful with our tone as we were with our paint brushes. This was a delicate matter. Could we keep from getting cranky with each other? Could we be cooperative and have fun? Could we finish before the day light left us?
I’m happy to report that we passed with flying colors and the room is a delicious soft yellow that reminds me of cake batter and makes me want to lick it. (I won’t.) Success number one towards making this place my home. Pictures will come when it’s suitable for viewing.
(Make it stop! I can’t get this song out of my head!) “Darling for so long/You and me been finding each other for so long/And the feeling that I feel for you is more then strong girl/Take it from me/If you give a little more then you’re asking for/Your love will turn the key. . .” -I Just Want To Be Your Everything, Bee Gees