Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Great Paint Fiasco of o’nine

My local newspaper does an editorial where they rate local and national news by giving it either a Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down rating. Here’s my very own Thumbs up/down write up.

Thumbs down! to our house for being in dire need of some stain.
Thumbs up! to Spence for taking a week off (FORCED TIME OFF WITHOUT PAY) to re-stain the house.
Thumbs up! to our buddy for letting us borrow a paint sprayer.
Thumbs up! to Spence and the paint sprayer for efficiently painting ½ the house in a good days work.

Thumbs down! to Behr paint for submitting the wrong paint recipe for their redwood stain. Thumbs down! to Home Depot for then mixing 25 gallons of the faulty redwood stain for us.
Thumbs down! to Spence and I for assuming the stain would dry the correct non-orange color and continuing to paint.
Thumbs down! to our freshly stained ORANGE house!
Thumbs down! to OHMYGAH DID YOU HEAR ME?! Our freshly stained ORANGE house! Short Intermissions: The funny thing about “The Great Paint Fiasco of o’nine” is that while Spencer was balancing on the fully extended ladder, painting the 30 foot chimney I shouted up to him, “Hey babe! So far this project is going way smooth…that NEVER happens.” Karma. Sweet, orange Karma! Thumbs up! to us for getting our house apprised and refinanced PRIOR to painting it Orange.
Thumbs up! to Behr Paint for apologizing for our Orange house.
Thumbs up! to Behr for also offering us free paint to repaint our house.
Thumbs down! to Behr for not repainting our house for us…or paying for the emotional pain and suffering that they caused.
Thumbs down! to not being able to re-stain the house the correct color without removing all the ORANGE stain.
Thumbs down! to the fact that removing 15 gallons of Orange stain is impossible.
Thumbs up! to deciding to paint over the Orange stain and stuccoing the front portion of our house.
Thumbs up! to our new non-Orange house colors.
Thumbs down! to using our “where buying a new car” savings to instead purchase stucco.
Thumbs up! to almost being able to put “The Great Paint Fiasco of o’nine” behind us. If the weather is nice we should be done with all but the front tomorrow, and the stucco should be done in the next week or so. So, until then… To be continued…

6 comments:

Woolf Family said...

please tell me you took pictures

K said...

I want to see the before, during and after pictures too. I'd bet money you have them....

Lib said...

You're hilarious Kim, and yes yes yes I'll be checkin back for pictures!

Stacey Crandall said...

As you can see... this post sorely deserves pictures... Until then.

Lacy said...

I'm with everyone else. I so badly want to see the orange house! my condolences because the money spent on stucco. so...you could always leave it orange :) I think its all the rage in Mexico. Hey!...turn it into a Mexican restaraunt!! yumm-o

Kali Jo said...

OH MAN I AM COMING TO SEE YOUR HOUSE TOMORROW SO (AS AWFUL AS IT SOUNDS) DON'T FINISH IT TILL I GET THERE!! IF FOR SOME REASON I DON'T MAKE IT PLEASE POST THOSE PICS!!!

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