After I painted the surrounding rooms gray – the chocolate pudding paint didn’t look all that great. Don’t get me wrong – I Loved That Color! But since I was lightening up the rest of my house, I couldn’t leave the kitchen untouched.
I’ll be honest – after painting and repainting (because the color was this horrible awful peach color) our home all spring and autumn long – my husband had pretty much had it with me painting. Like, if you could forbid something – he would have – so how was I to paint the kitchen without risking my husband feeling neglected?? And then I figured it out…
WARNING: DO NOT DO THIS UNLESS YOU HAVE A TOTALLY AWESOME MARRIAGE AND AN EVEN COOLER HUSBAND!!
Each October my husband leaves for a week to run around the mountains and play hunter – okay he actually is really great at hunting – but he was going to be gone for a week – at the most! What better time to paint the kitchen??
I’ll just say it: My husband went hunting and I was sneaky and painted the kitchen without him knowing.
There I said it.
25 minutes after he pulled out of the driveway – I grabbed the two paint samples I had stored away in the closet and started painting the walls here and there with both samples to see which one I liked better. I knew that my time was limited so I had to make the most of it - I couldn’t screw up by picking a paint I wasn’t totally in love with and having him come home to it. After looking at both samples for 24 hours I headed to Home Depot and grabbed a gallon of Cyprus Grass by Glidden.
I spent the next couple nights neglecting
my children (just kidding they were sleeping!) my sleep – and got it all cut in and painted!! It was the quickest paint job ever! Okay, maybe not ever but it was really quick! You see – he plans to go hunting for a week – but as soon as he gets something he packs up and comes home –so he could have been home in just a couple days! and since he always walks through the door no sooner than 3:00 in the morning – he totally would have caught me brush in hand!
But I made it - with a few days to spare!! Here is a little sneak peek! Don’t mind my daughter – I could not get her to move.
She’s just chillin’ pretending to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse –
And I love it!! I haven’t regretted it one bit!! The green was the perfect paint color to accent the gray – it looks awesome (if I do say so myself.) Cyprus grass is wonderful – it is calming and light and airy!
and my husband (did you think I was going to leave you wondering!!) he came home true to hunting fashion at 3:00 in the morning and walked into a freshly painted kitchen. This is what I heard:
”What did she do?”
and then a “Whatever”
In the morning he told me I was sneaky! and that he liked it!! He actually really loves the green too - or he really loves me - hopefully both!
I have some more dining room projects coming up – so stay tuned!