We're off to a slow start but at least we are out of the gate. I had forgotten how much time it takes to prepare a room for painting: filling nail holes, removing outlets and switch plates, washing baseboards, taping. But finally we were ready! The picture above shows the primer coat. It is a much mintier green than the actual paint color. This is the look we are going for,
although I think our gallon of green is actually a wee bit darker. Regardless, Nathan promises he will be happy with the end result, since he chose the three colors -green, red and gold - himself.
Tomorrow we will put on the top coat, touch up the baseboard and paint the doors. We are also getting ready to order a bed frame and mattress, and we are looking at window shades and decorative items.
It's amazing what a difference a little paint and a lot of effort can make!
I also started work on romance novelist D.D. Scott's Muse Therapy class today. I don't know whether or not it's too late to join in this session, but I encourage you to take a look for future reference. Based on her book by the same name, D.D. says this course is all about injecting life into weary and/or stressed muses, and she promises to give writers "fun and fabulous tools to analyze their muses' funks, reign in their creative divas and up their page counts." D.D.'s style is lighthearted and breezy but she knows what she is talking about; this first assignment has totally captured my imagination.
So now I'm off to get better acquainted with my muses (I don't even know their names yet!) and to write the 250 words I committed to for A Round of Words in 80 Days. THEN I will sleep. And start all over again tomorrow.