Thursday, June 16, 2011

Feeling Green

Remember a looong time ago when I showed you this side table that I wanted to paint?  And I showed you a few of my not-white inspiration photos?  Well, I finally chose the color and finally finished painting the table.  And here it is today!  Not bad for a $15 thrift store find!

After much consideration I decided to go for pink.  What?!  Long story short.... I went to home depot with the intention of purchasing hot pink paint (and as Caleb would say: "it only LOOKS hot but it FEEL cold... right Mom?") but once I got there and started to look at the samples I changed my mind.  Why, you might ask?  Well, all the pink's I liked required a clear or deep base-- which would mean many many many coats of paint to get the desired shade.  So I decided to look for green, and decided on Green Energy (UL210-17... whatever that means) by Behr.  After primer, a couple of coats of the green and some Polycrylic for a more durable finish... I was done!  This is the first time I've used a protective top coat after painting... but now that you can't buy oil paint anymore, a top coat is definitely needed.  I'm hoping the finish will be as durable as oil paint, but I guess time will tell!!

Anyhow, I LOVE the green.  Doug loves the color too.  It's a bit of a bold choice, but the green looks fabulous in our room, it also looks amazing in Caleb's room and Emerson's too!  This is helpful-- since I'm constantly moving things around in our house.  And one day I will probably paint it again... but not for a long time :)

For those of you who are a bit squeamish about kid stuff-- stop reading now.

Let me fill you in on all the gory details of the week.

So as you may recall, Caleb's head isn't looking so hot these days.  He recovered quite quickly from his accident (the incident definitely hasn't stopped him from running around the house at breakneck speeds and crashing into walls head first) but two days ago he succumbed to the flu.  Of course I only realized he was sick after barf fest 2011 took place in my living room.  Let me tell you, I haven't seen or smelled something that terrible in a long time.  This resulted in the rental of a steam cleaner and Doug and I have spent the past 48 hours steam cleaning every carpeted/upholstered surface in our house.  And the car.  And Doug's mom also steam cleaned the carpets in her house.  Gotta get your moneys worth, right?

Then to top it all off, Caleb awoke this morning with a nose bleed of epic proportions.  Poor kid-- head injury, flu, nose bleeds, many many sleepless nights. yuck.

But today he must have been feeling better because I turned my back for 2 minutes and he colored all over his pants with marker.  Great.  Thank goodness for washable markers.  And with the amount of laundry I've been doing these days, I didn't even flinch.

And my little Eme bear.  After several days of being little miss grouchy pants the tooth fully emerged and my happy little girl returned.  Thank you for all of your teething advice... it will come in handy when the next tooth decides to make it's appearance.  This week Emerson has a cold... and still has grouchy days here and there, but nothing like last week!

I turn around for 2 seconds and my daughter starts eating grass.  I do feed her... really I do.

Okay, that's it!
the end.


Bonnie said...

Sort of sad to hear the pink didn't end up working out (but TOTALY understand-- you wouldn't catch me doing that many coats of paint either!), but the green looks SOOOOOO good! You never cease to inspire me!

PS: Your kids are ADORABLE! Even in spite of the head wounds & grass ;)

Trev and Rebekah said...

poor Caleb! You guys and the flu. That sucks how it's hit your home. once you are all feeling better do let us know. We'd love to connect with you guys.

Dan and Lynn said...

Oh dear, you guys have had quite the week! I hope that with all that steam cleaning, you finally got all the flu germs out of your house so you can have a break!

Gord and Andrea said...

bleh... i hate it when my kids are sick. and oh my word i LOVE the green on the side table. perfect choice!!

Carol said...

Love the little green bedside table! Hope you are all feeling better soon!

KDees said...

Awesome green bedside table. I love how adventurous you are!
Too bad about sick, grumpy, grass-eating, marking-drawing kiddies. All in a day's "work" right? :)

Flowers2boys said...

i sooo like the green, and i sooo definitely think you made the right choice in color! i picked up a night stand at the salvation army today - with your night stand in mind - i will be posting about it soon!

Melissa said...

Love love love the green! Great choice! Emerson has beautiful eyes!