A blue ceiling. Really.

July 28, 2016

We moved from Southern California to our house here in Coarsegold, in July 2014. Wow. It’s hard to believe it’s been 2 years!

While we loved the floor plan of the house, we knew there would be a lot of changes we would make once we took ownership of the house.  Just one of those changes would be repainting most of the rooms.  The previous owners loved blue.  A bright sky blue. Six rooms were painted blue, even the ceilings were painted blue.

I am not a “blue” person. I am especially not a blue-ceiling person.  We’ve tackled one room at a time, and this week was THE week to tackle one of the downstairs bathrooms.

Yesterday my husband and I trotted over to the local hardware store to pick up some paint.  We bought a ceiling paint that included a primer.  This was our best bet to limit the number of coats needed for white paint to cover blue paint.

I am the painter in our family.  My husband does the laundry, grocery shopping, and dishes every evening.  I would say it’s a fair trade. 🙂

So this morning I laid down some newspaper to protect the floor, and got out my paint-can opener, handy stir stick, and my cover-it-all-in-one-coat paint.  I opened the can, and I saw…. PINK PAINT.


Now the clerk yesterday did seem a little confused. We were ordering multiple cans of paint, some different colors. But definitely no pink. The clerk repeated the order 3 times before he got it correct.  And now my mind raced… “Did he put PINK in my white ceiling paint?”

I looked at the can to see if he had added a little label to the top of the can. You know… those labels they add to tell you what tint has been added to the paint.  There was no label, so I looked at the can label itself.  I was relieved to see that this paint is “smart paint.”  It goes on pink, but dries to white.  Wonderful! That will make it easier to see where I am painting – and I didn’t have to go back to the paint store.

So I started.

THREE coats of paint later, I had a sore neck (from looking up), sore shoulders (from holding the paint brush over my head), and a sore lower back (from bending back to look up at the ceiling).

I do, however, now have a nice white ceiling.



Tomorrow I will tackle the blue walls.

So why am I telling you this?  I’m making myself accountable.  It’s easy to put things off and say…. I can do it tomorrow… or next week. What’s the rush?  I certainly haven’t rushed into painting this room, have I?  So I am giving myself a week. One week to get this bathroom all done.    And if I don’t say it out loud, or write it down… I’m simply afraid it won’t happen.



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  1. DeLoris Musick

    This is soooo funny! I have never heard of paint like this! LOL Good job girlfriend!

    • Karen

      Thanks for the encouragement, Dawn!

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    Whew, I found myself holding my breath ready to go with you back to the store or make “that” phone call!! Sooo glad I could breath a sigh of relief with you!! lol I so get that “out loud” accountability!! Go you! No way could I paint a ceiling but if it was blue I just might find a way!

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      LOL! Yes! I took the day off yesterday from painting, my neck was still quite sore. And truthfully, if I hadn’t made this post, I’m not sure I would have painting on my agenda today. Hmmm… I’m pretty sure you would have found a way to get rid of these blue ceilings! 🙂

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