Somebody call 9-2-2!

March 14, 2011

I've got a serious problem! You see, I've got four kids. Does anybody out there know what four kids can do to painted sheet rock walls? (Maybe they had some help. Maybe it's not all their fault. Okay, most of it is probably NOT their fault.  But, this morning, they're going under the bus!) Anyway, my walls needed some touching up. There were several spots where you could see the white of the walls beneath the paint. No problem. I still have the can of paint from when the painters originally painted our house after the hurricane. I've actually had to whip out the paint a time or two before to take care of a few blemishes. Things went very smoothly then. Everything behaved just as it was supposed to ~ Dab Dab Done. So, I worked up some courage and dug out the paint from the shed and I did it. Boy, did I do it. I am so sorry I did.

See the difference in the color of the wall?
I tried to "feather" the paint to blend it in.  (Stop laughing!)
It keeps getting worse.
My walls WERE so pretty, and now... ruined!
I am SO not proud of this. I don't even need to say this, but, I am NOT a painter. It's just not in my DNA. Who would've thought that paint can change color. I'm not sure if it's the paint on the walls that has faded evenly after 2-1/2 years OR if it's the paint in the can. UGH!

I'm sure you're thinking, "Just re-paint all the walls and you'll be fine. Quit being lazy." Well, I would, but (a) I don't trust myself and (b) I'm obviously not a good painter and  (c) there's not enough paint!

If any one would like to volunteer to come over and re-paint my kitchen, please, leave a comment below. What? No takers? Come on! You know you LOVE to paint! No? Nothing? Anyone? Somebody? {crickets} Is this thing on? Great. Now what do I do?

I have one other option! I am going to BEG my sweet, awesome, loving, generous, perfect, beautiful, talented, A-MAZ-ING, gracious, compassionate, giving husband to get some paint (Sherwin Williams, Bravado Red - just in case you're reading this, Freddie, and you want to surprise me!) and re-paint my our kitchen. He's an amazing painter. He paints so beautifully. He is an awesome painter. Freddie, you ROCK as a painter. It's so much fun, too!

"God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. (Or we mess up our walls, big time) Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble (and your husband re-paint the kitchen this weekend) as the waters surge!" Psalm 46:1-2 (Dana Ineed:help-please)

" 'Lord, help!' they cried in their trouble, and he rescued them from their distress." Psalm 107:6

Lord, please HELP! I am not up to the task of painting my kitchen. I want it to be pretty again. I am so sorry that I messed it up. I really am. If I would have known what would happen, I would have left it alone! Please send someone (Freddie) to rescue me. Lay it upon his heart to fix my mess-up and ban me from ever putting another paint brush in my hand ever again. Lesson Learned. I promise! Just please send help! Amen.


Wendi@EveryDayMiracles said...

HA! a)Why yes I DO know what four kids can do to painted sheet rock walls.

b)Seriously, who has time to repaint? (Especially when you have four kids)

c)Hoping that Freddie does. And that he sees this. And that he is on his way home with the lovely Bravado red. :) (I big heart red walls!!)

(And really, it doesn't look that bad)

Tammy said...

HA! You are in trouble missy!! lol Good luck with convincing Freddie. :) Let me know how things turn out. LOL too funny!!