Saturday, April 26, 2014

Painting The Game Room

The time has come to paint the game room, aka Wil's former room. All the holes have been patched for quite some time and the white patched hole marks were glaring against the medium gray walls. We wanted to lighten it up. 

I know the room is a mess now but we pushed everything to the middle in preparation for the painting.

At work they had asked if there was any other department I might want to work in and I said "Paint". So for the past few weeks I've been working in the Paint Department once or twice a week. I really like it.

We finally narrowed our choice of color down from the 40 or so chips I had brought home. I was excited to mix my own paint when I was at work the next day.  

Turns out I was in a bit of a hurry and I mixed the wrong color.  It was one of those three color chips and I had marked the color I wanted, but when I went to mix it the chip was folded up and I made the wrong color! A coworker tried to lighten it up for me and I brought it home anyway.

We painted a few spots on the wall to see if it would be okay.

We thought it would be okay and I started painting.

It wasn't okay.

It was glowing. It was taking over the room. It was overwhelming. 

It was nauseating.

It reminded me of when my sister painted one of her rooms orange and we jokingly referred to it as "CalTrans" orange. Icky.

I had only used one can before we decided it was enough and we could not live with it. Fortunately our store has a very liberal return policy and I was able to return the two unused gallons.

I got the paint chips out again and started over. This time I got the 8 ounce samples and brought them home.

I still wasn't happy with those colors and brought a couple more home to try on the wall (no photos of that). But I finally decided on a color and bought the paint. This time I didn't mess up on the mixing. Here is the new color. 

I got everything but the three access doors done. Maybe on my next days off.

SOOOO much better!!!

The next step will be to paint the three access doors, then clean up. It's going to be a nice room again soon.

In other news I did not get the Paint Department job, but I did get a promotion anyway. I will be moving to the Hardware/Tools Department which is fine too, because I love my power tools! Also I was offered a full time position so I'm no longer part-time. I'll be working a full 40 hours a week and I got a bit of a raise too (about $1.00/hr). That means I can get store health insurance too. It's not a whole lot of savings but it's better than before. 

So, things are looking brighter!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on full time status! Yup, cal trans orange was a look that needed sunglasses. Did you know that fluorescent green is the new cal trans color? I like the new color. You cam come down and paint my house when you are done.
Luv ya

Anonymous said...

WOO HOO!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am guessing within 6 months, you will be able to pick your department, but in the mean time, power tools is a good spot for you!!
OK, ask your hubby, the first day glow, that was my room color until I moved out, I told you I only had taste in my mouth!!!
Hope your 40 hours is not too hard on you!!

Albert Andrews said...

The game room is coming along nicely. I like your final choice of paint. The green one reminded me of key lime pie and it's probably not the best color for a game room. Hahaha! Anyway, you did an awesome job in painting the room. I hope everything's fine and settled now. All the best!

Albert Andrews @ Pharaoh Manufacturing