Teen2 struck a deal with her sister. Teen 3 is saving to pay for her dress for the end of year formal and is willing to work to earn money. Teen 2 can't use strong soaps as her skin is sensitive to them so teen 3 has scrubbed and sugar-soaped teen 2's room.
After the room has been empties and scrubbed we needed to measure the walls to calculate how much paint would be needed to take it from a strange milky-green to a soft blue. Teen 3 had used a chair to stand on to reach the highest bits and it was still in the room. Teen 2 was measuring with the tape measure and working backwards. She knew the chair was behind her but thought it was a little further over... yep she tripped on it whilst going backwards. Our girl fell hard and hit the wall with her shoulder on the way down. Unfortunately she cracked the wall and mad a big Y. She now has sore muscles in her back and shoulder, no obvious bruising thankfully.
Hubster scored an extra job this morning before heading off to work for the 12 - 8.30pm shift. He realigned the wall, applied the magical wall fixing goop (yes that is the non-technical name) and told me to sand it later before painting. It is now hardly noticeable, so much so that the top right arm of the Y isn't even visible. Once it is painted it will be good as new. We didn't need one more task to add to the long list.
We didn't know if the old paint was water based or oil based. I googled and found that good old metho wiped on the wall would reveal the answer. Turns out that it is water-based - phew. That means we don't need to prime it first.
Selecting paint colours was also on the to-do list.
In my research I had pinned heaps of room pics the good, the great and the 'what the?' in order to help us think through the best approach. Teen 2 had stopped in at the paint shop and brought home a selection of colour swatches which she stuck up on the wall for consideration.
This morning we went back to the paint shop to make the final selection and purchase the paint.
The winning colours are in my hand against the green wall with one of the other candidates also on the wall.
Three of the walls will be the lighter blue with a feature wall in the darker blue. It is very hard to get a real feel for how it will look when the samples are quite small and they are on a green wall.
First up on tomorrow's task list is to paint the room. It sounds so simple when put like that...