Thursday, September 16, 2010

Painting is Finished

We finished the school room today. 
We ended up using paint on it after all, because the Sharpie showed through several layers of primer... and the first layer of paint.
I let the children help apply the primer. As I told them, "Any mother would have to be crazy to let a 6 year old and 8 year old help paint." Then I handed the roller over to them :0)
The idea is that they will learn that actions have consequences. Someone writes on the walls with permanent markers, someone has to paint the walls.

I am really pleased with how this turned out. The color is very cool and calming. I have a new favorite, Wal-Mart's Color Place "White Springs." It might even make the carpet look a little less ugly... maybe.


A family being transformed said...

The first thing I thought of when I saw these photos was, "how neat that Bethany is well enough to paint the house."

Thank you Lord!

Hugs from the North,

Mama Hen said...

Yes, I am so happy also that you are painting! Still praying for you and your housing situation.

April said...

I had to enlarge it to get a good look at the color--you're right, it is very calming! (Perfect for a school room!) Really glad you're feeling well enough to paint. :)

Bethany W. in mid-MO said...


I will be honest with you all. I have been feeling *really* badly for about a month! I am dragging. I cannot make meals. I can hardly get out of bed. I don't have the joint pain, but I have the constant fatigue.

Paul was at his wit's end, because nothing was getting done... unless he had time to do it. The laundry was really stacked up, the dishes were really stacked up, and I was flat on the couch or bed.

We did not know what to do, because I do not have medical insurance until Dec 4th. I thought it was my thyroid, but did not want to play with the dosage on that... just in case we can afford to get me tested, I want to be on the "right" dose.

But, about 4 days ago - at my lowest - I decided to double my dose of vitamin D3. I have been taking really high doses for a few days and I am feeling a little better now.

Paul did a lot of the painting. I was not able to do it all myself. I was motivated by the mess! I HAD to get my house back to normal!

Thank you for all your prayers for my health. I hope that vitamin D is the miracle cure I need to get me stronger! Paul wants me to try to drink more water too. But, most days my brain is too foggy to keep track of how much I have consumed. I better start a chart again!


Candy said...

I like the color, too; it coordinates well w/ the blue in the flooring. And, seeing the bookcases filled with reading material in both rooms brings a smile to my face :)

Bethany W. in mid-MO said...


As you know, Paul used to be a preacher. You can imagine all the books we have accumulated over the years. Maybe some day we will actually get around to reading all of them ; )


A Joyful Chaos said...

We are wanting to paint our house too. Love the color you chose. It looks so calm and peaceful.


Bethany W. in mid-MO said...

Joyful Chaos,
Thanks for leaving a comment.

I am weird in that I look cool colors for their cool, peaceful feeling... But, I love warm colors for their inviting feeling. I like using both. But, I do not use any bold colors that make me feel overwhelmed.