#operationredecoration made large strides over the weekend as S and i rolled up our sleeves and got to painting my living room. as previously mentioned, we settled upon “universal grey” from glidden paint’s collection. along with the gallon of paint, S had picked up a starter kit with rollers and tray at his last trip to home depot, so when i got home from class on saturday afternoon, we were all set to go.
we took a divide and conquer kind of approach. S basically outlined the entire room with a paint brush (around corners and light switches) and i came through with a roller and filled in the middle. though this wasn’t my first time painting a room, i had certainly forgotten how much hard work it really is. my arms and back were so sore by the end!
despite a few minor mishaps (that can certainly be amended when we go back through for touch-ups), the whole endeavor was relatively seamless and only took a few hours. i already love how the room looks juxtaposed against the grey chair and ottoman, and once the new couch arrives, i think my vision for the space will really take shape.
when i step back and think about the big picture of redecorating my house, i find myself anxious and overwhelmed. but in breaking down the project into smaller pieces -tackling one room at a time, the whole endeavor seems less daunting. it’s like that question of, “how to eat an elephant?”
you eat it one bite at a time.
here’s to finishing this first bite and the dozen more to follow. i can’t wait to share in the progress!