Our 4th of July began with Andy taking a rather spectacular tumble on the stairs. He's sore , but doesn't seem to have any serious injuries. With the assistance of an ice pack, heating pad, and several soaks in the hot tub, he managed to finish the taping and got the first coat of paint up.
We're using a really nice paint from Sherwin Williams (which wasn't that much more expensive than the stuff I've gotten from Fred Meyer), and one of the many perks we've found to using nice paint is that you can tell how it's turning out from the very first coat. It may get a little darker than this, but not by much. The bedspread is a red & gold satin, so I think this will work really well. And it is something besides Antique White.
This weekend marks our two year anniversary in our home. We are extremely lucky that we got engaged in January of 2006, which coincided nicely with the housing boom. We each owned a house, but moving into one or the other would have left one person feeling like it wasn't really his/her home and the other feeling like his/her home had been invaded, in a frantic 9-month dash, we sold two houses at well above what they were worth, bought this one, and got married. We still have some things to unpack (especially wedding gifts), we still need a lot of furniture, the landscaping is still pretty awful, and we still have a long way to go toward eradicating the endless sea of antique white (with antique white trim, no less), but we're having a marvelous time doing it together.
I need to pick out the next room & color--once the spending ban is over, Andy will probably agree to ANYTHING that can involve a trip to Home Depot.