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Misadventures and Home Improvements


In our house, we have an unspoken rule: any project that we begin will take double the original allotted time and will require at least 2 trips to Home Depot (more if the project involves anything with electricity or plumbing.)  Currently, we’re turning our “tornado room” (so named because it looks like a tornado just ripped through and has looked that way for a good 6 years…) into a reading room/den/study/room that doesn’t resemble a disaster zone.  This is really more of my father’s project than it is mine; however, I did pick up a paint brush and attempt at slapping some paint on the walls before I went to work today.

Then I came home and put on another coat.  Here are the highlights:

~Paint splattered off the roller.  Don’t worry, my eyelashes caught it before it hit my face.  Thank you, Covergirl, for making lengthening, thickening mascara.  You should put “Protects your eyes while painting” on your packaging.

~I painted the baseboards white.  Let me be more specific:  I painted an already-white baseboard white (again) with an artists brush.  The thing was barely bigger than a paint-by-numbers water color brush.

~I didn’t get (too much) paint on my favorite yoga pants.  Yes this is a highlight.  Let me explain: when I paint, I am covered in it in the first 5 minutes of painting. Usually before paint ever hits the walls.  To paint, I wear old jeans on which to wipe my paint-covered hands.  Many pairs have attractive hand smears on the ass region.  Anyway, I wore my favorite yoga/running pants (because they were already dirty) and I was super careful.  Until the last minute of painting.  It must have been fatigue from painting with a brush smaller than a toothbrush.

On the plus side, we didn’t have to go to Home Depot at all.  Bonus points for us.


Author: Angelica Ross

Coffee addict, Post-It aficionado, Sharpie fanatic. I live and work in Pittsburgh, pin lots of recipes I'll never make, and I love the Oxford comma. Sometimes I write about advertising, other times I write about general life happenings; no matter what, I always try to entertain.

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