pook house,  the anomaly that is me

what to do? what to do?

So I am off work this week. Well, it’s only 3 days really since tomorrow and Tuesday work is closed due to the Canada Day holiday. Plus I’m about to celebrate my 3rd wedding anniversary (what? already??) but my point is this…

I wanted to paint things this week while off. I wanted to finish the trim and baseboards in the living room (saving the ceiling for later when I am not alone and can fall off ladders – and yes the living room is still unfinished, but the walls are done, so who cares?). I want to paint the basement. Not the main room where we watch TV and waste our lives away on the computers, but the room, um, foyer thing, inbetween the stairs and this room. I don’t even know what it would be called.

You know… THIS one…

(just ignore the snowman decoration on top of the watercooler base… *ahem*)

Anyhow… so I want to paint this room-ish place only I don’t know what colours to use (something light and bright and not too jarring for any potential home buyers when we might need them in the future) AND it’s so bloody humid with all the rain and heat and crap that I don’t know if the paint will even DRY in the basement.

But I WANT to paint it. I NEED to paint it. I HATE looking at these awful beige-dirty walls and I want them gone! (One day I will also get rid of that infernal carpet, but that’s money I do not have, or time or patience for that matter… but soon!)

So if the paint doesn’t exactly match the icky brown carpet I don’t really care, because it will be so gone one of these days (maybe next year?) and I want to put down a floating floor thing or something. Old carpet that used to have 3 dogs living on it and now two dogs? Gets messy and smelly in the humidity. And I hate having to vacuum that thing so often!

There aren’t too many basement paint ideas out there. I was thinking white ceiling (which I can do myself because it’s not that much higher than I am) and white trim I guess. Or if the walls were white I could do the baseboards some popping colour and the trim around the doors. But I don’t know!

And with nothing but rain and heat in the forecast, maybe it’ll be too damp to paint? I don’t know!

What do I do? I am so obsessed with the idea of painting right now it’s killing me. Gah!


  • grrrace

    shit. i suck. i forget to check other blogs that aren’t on vox. thanks for the reminder, though. 😀 see, vox puts all of my neighbors’ posts on one convenient page for me! maybe you should put a reminder on vox EVERY time you post 😀 tee hee!

    just paint that wall whatever you want… because the next people can always repaint it, right??? hehe. i am not good at choosing colors, so i won’t even try to give you any advice. hehe.

    oh, and also, in case i forget to tell you later, happy early 3rd anniversary!!!! 😀

  • maja

    I just tried to paint the ceiling in my bedroom and it was a roaring failure.

    Choosing colours is sooo hard! My parents have this colour called calico which apparently takes whatever the dominating colour in the room is. It looks like a really pale pink colour to me, wherever it is.

    You should just get a bunch of tester pots of colours you like and see which one looks best in the room. Anything pale will probably take on a bit of the colour of the carpet… reflecting it and all that. Good luck choosing!