I was just going to paint a room….

Sunday it looked like this again:

March 1, 2014

March 1, 2014

A little ice, sleet, snow – why break the routine, right?

Pig-farmer looked out the dining room window and asked,

“Are our Christmas lights still up?”


Did you hear my sigh?

I bet you thought it was just the wind groaning?

I have a better bigger project.  I am working on the upstairs of our house – the boys’ zone.

Does everyone have a “junk room” in their house?  An uninhabitable room where all household members pile and store those items they don’t want to throw away, put away or use very often.  If you don’t … don’t judge me.  Our’s is called the John Deere room.  The previous owners painted it with a John Deere motif for their son, complete with fluorescent yellow ceiling and glow-in-the-dark tractors.


The room needs to grow up and become more functional.

Pause here and take note of that yellow closet in the corner.

I moved boxes and boxes, tubs and crates.  I was ready to wash the walls down and get priming.

I kept thinking, That closet is in the way.  It is where the bed needs to go.

The closet is not “part” of the room …. it was added into the room.  Just a wood frame and some drywall (and fluorescent paint).

I decided a crow bar was all it needed.  :}


Well, it needed more than a crow bar.  I had to use a myriad of tools, but I demolished that thing!  It was sort of invigorating.  Except cleaning up the mess.  Up and down the steps a gazillion times.

Now, I’ve decided the carpet needs to go, too.  I should pull that up before I wash the walls, before I prime and paint. 

Before pig-farmer gets home from his business trip and asks what I’m doing.  :/

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13 Responses to I was just going to paint a room….

  1. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    Rather than go up and down the stairs with the construction trash, why didn’t you just open the window a few minutes and throw it out?

    • I had the south-facing window open for fresh air and sunshine! However, it is on the wrong side of the house for where I needed to cart the trash disposal … and my new landscaping is right under the window. You can see…I thought about that, too. 🙂

  2. debweeks says:

    Junk room? How about junk rooms? 🙂 We had a spare bedroom upstairs that we kept piling stuff in and I finally cleaned it out and painted the walls. We have an office in the basement that is in desperate need of de-cluttering and painting as well. I’ve painted 3 rooms so far, but have 8 more rooms to do, plus carpeting that needs to be replaced. I’ve been waiting for warmer weather, but I should probably just start painting.

    Good luck with your project. I look forward to seeing the finished project.

  3. Farmgirl says:

    Love it! Can’t wait to see the finished room!

  4. Linda Burkhart says:

    These are the kind of projects that definitely help get through the end of winter. When the weather warms who wants to be inside doing them?
    Up here in North Dakota the first day of spring is not a date on the calendar, spring comes in her own good time. Now I better get going on my projects, thanks for the motivation Marla!

  5. dayphoto says:

    Spring cleaning at it’s finest!!!

    ♬♬♬ Happy Saint Patrick’s Day ♬♬♬

  6. pattisj says:

    Sometimes things have to get messier before the clean-up–a lesson learned. Had to laugh at getting done before the pig farmer got home! I used to be able to do so much when hubby would be away for a few days.

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