September 16, 2020

Good Grief Let Me Off !!

 


See that photo up there? That's what my brain and body has felt like for the last few weeks. 

We've been so busy that as I sit here I can hardly even remember where I've been or what I've doing. Let me try and bring you up to date. 


We had a big seventy-five gallon fish tank in our living room for about the last fifteen years. It's my husbands 'thing'.. Personally, I'm not into fish tanks and I thought of it as a waste of space and an eyesore because when you enter my house you're in my living room and there is the huge fish tank. Well, he finally agreed to move it into the den where he spends his time and can enjoy it but it took a solid week between emptying the water, cleaning in the inside, cleaning the rocks and coral he had in there plus all the components etc.. Then moving the plants inside and the base and the tank itself. It was a job.

Then last week I decided it was time to repaint my living room because now that I finally had the living room back again I wanted to set it up as I've always wanted it and that started with paint. We had a light grey on the walls and a darker grey on the trim and to be honest, I was bored with the color. I wanted to go to a very muted kind of creamy white on the walls and an almost antique white on the trim and so we began. 

Turns out, Lowes Signature Primer + Pain isn't all that great. (knew I should have went with Benjamin Moore ) I ended up having to buy three gallons of paint to cover the walls to the tune of eighty dollars and when you live on a fixed income that's nothing to sneeze at. 

As for the trim, I had paint I wanted to use, very good paint. My husband on the other hand insisted he wanted white and we were to use the paint he had on hand which by the way, was old. Very old. I fought it and lost. So, on went the white paint. Here's where I almost flipped my lid. When the "white old paint' dried? It SMELLED like mildew! The paint was rotten and now it's on my trim!

Soooo, I ended up repainting all the trim AGAIN in the paint I wanted to use originally and sadly, I can still smell it a little bit so, when I can afford it (next month) I will go and buy a gallon of Killz sealer clear coat and use that which should take care of it.

There was lots of moving of furniture, up and down on ladders and my body has been screaming in pain and that's why I've been absent from my blog , reading blogs and most of my social media. Too tired and in too much pain.

My husband also, may or may not have a quite serious issue going of which we are awaiting an appointment for a CT scan but more about that in another post. This will be it for now, I 'plan' to be back as of today not only posting on my blog but catching up on all of yours. 

I really do hope and pray everyone is well and for those down in Louisiana I pray the Lord keep you, your loved ones and your property safe from the coming floods. 


 

11 comments:

  1. Oh Robyn I have had projects like that and used old stuff only to regret only later. But I was also trying to save money.

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    1. Yeah we were trying to save money too but in this case it’s costing me more so the lesson I learned is when it comes to painting, don’t skimp! 🤣

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  2. Oh no on the paint! I didn’t know paint would rot like that. Hope your pain levels out and I pray your husband results come back ok.
    Lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa,
      I didn't know that either and apparently neither did my husband but the whole time we were painting I kept saying to him, "this pain is no good it's got all kinds of lumps in it!"...LOL he didn't listen....

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  3. Oh you brave souls. We had a fish tank years ago, but it was small...I was happy when we moved and had to get rid of it. I would love to have some nice colors in our home, but it's an apartment, and so I have to be happy with "Kelly Moore Frost" in every room, haha. I have to add my color in other ways.

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    1. hi Wanda,
      Years ago I painted all the rooms of my home earth tones, very muted natural tones. I like it but I have realized it's better to stick with white or off white and add color in the decor.. I REALLY want to paint the other rooms but after what happened to this room I think my husband might throw a fit if I ask right now..LOL

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  4. I painted all the time, the whole house. But, the older I got, the harder it was. And, to add mildewed paint to the pain, that is almost too much to bear. Mildew spreads, so I am not sure that Kilz can take care of that. Ask. Good luck on getting your living room like you want it.

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    1. Hi, we used to paint all the time as well but you're right, the older we get the harder it is...I did some research and so far because I have painted over it, I'm told it sealed it in the paint and the Killz will also kill it and seal.. so That's my next move.. Thank you so much for coming over to my blog and leaving a comment :)

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  5. that's a huge fish tank! I'll bet you are glad to have it out of your living room. That's too bad about your paint. A lot of work to have to re do.

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  6. Gosh, I hope things get better for you. I used to paint my walls too, but no so anymore. I'm too old. I did not know that old paint gets moldy. Thank you for that information. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

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  7. Hi Hon, it was good hearing from you. We got lucky here in Louisiana, Sally decided to turn. God bless all those who were not so lucky. Keep us updated on Lou. Blessings friend, Deedee

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