So I gave Ron a call and asked if he wanted to help me paint the dining room. Mind you, it was already 2:00 PM on a Saturday afternoon and Ron had just spent the last 4 hours helping someone move. Luckily, he said yes. So I quickly got my act together and went to get paint. The local paint store closed at 3:00 so I needed to be quick. After another stop at Lowes for a few supplies, I was home and ready to paint. I had most of the prep work done before Ron even got home.
Sounds great right? Well lets just say that Ron wasn't too thrilled with my paint choice. It was a steel blue gray color and he was worried it would look off next to the turquoise kitchen. We decided to go ahead and paint the room anyway figuring that I already bought the paint and technically we woulc always repaint the kitchen. (We liked the dining room color more than the kitchen so we figured that would be the room to repaint).
Five hours later, we had a brand new dining room. We didn't paint the ceilings because they looked pretty good already. The baseboards could probably use a new coat of paint but neither of us felt like it was a 'must do right now' project. So we will hold off until we can paint both the dining room and living room together.
And that's how it works. Sometimes the only way to get stuff done is to cram a little DIY project into an otherwise relaxing Saturday evening.