So I finished Phase One: The Walls. The funny thing is that it has an eerie resemblance to my high school gym. My husband asked if I was going to put our school letters on it. Then I looked at it and just started laughing at how much it really looks like the gym.
Here is my high school gym from my 20 year reunion this year. I cut off the lower portion just in case my classmates didn’t want to be posted, but the lower portion is painted black all the way down.
And here’s the current state of our playroom minus the Venture Man
Ummmmmm, not what I was going for. I’m hoping once everything else is in place, I won’t see my high school gym every time I walk in the room. If not, I’ve already got a few ideas to remedy the situation, but first I will finish the room as planned and then decide.
So backtracking a bit. We used a chalk line to help guide me when I put up the tape. First time using a chalk line. So fun! If you haven’t tried it, you really should. All my kids enjoyed snapping a chalk line too. Good family fun!
I will tell you, the first coat really scared me. Just look at it.
But as you can see, side by side, the second coat did the trick! Fewww!
And next is the part I’ve been waiting for….ripping out that nasty, stained and buckled carpet!!!!! I couldn’t paint fast enough so I could move on to this step. The fun part was that if I dripped paint on the carpet, it didn’t matter. At first I tried not to, but then suddenly I threw all caution to the wind and was butting up my roller right against the carpet to do the trim. It felt so good! Good-bye carpet!!! Hello subfloor??? More to come. Stay tuned…