Monday, December 15, 2008

Katie's Home Improvement Project

You may have noticed we haven't been posting a lot lately. We've been a little busy trying to get the %&^$&# basement finished. It's been a slow process, but we're nearly done. The carpet is in, and now all we need is the closet doors hung and a lid installed on the window seat. We've hired most of the work out--if you ever need a contractor/general handyman, have we got a great guy for you! Seriously, his name is Sheldon, and if you want his phone number, just ask. He's good.

Anyway, we decided we could handle the painting ourselves, so we took it on over a few weekends and nights. (Have you ever painted over new drywall? It drinks paint. You can practically hear the sucking sound as the primer hits it. I kept having to go back to Home Depot for more primer.) Our poor kids got completely ignored last weekend as we frantically tried to finish before the carpet installer came. I think Katie was inspired by our efforts, because she decided to pitch in with a little painting of her own.

Aww, wasn't that nice of her? She decorated the still-unfinished window seat. Here's a closer look at her handiwork.

Here's her brush, stuck into the tube of acrylic paint thoughtfully left out by her oldest brother after a school project.And here's the proud artist showing off her work.

She was careful, I'll grant her that. Not a drop of paint on the brand new carpet. That's why she's still alive.