Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Painting and Running


If you would have asked me if I could complete a half marathon, I would have said 'no way'.  If you would have asked me if I could have painted my hallway (even though it is small), same answer.

One thing I've learned with running is that you don't run a marathon over night, it takes patience and perserverence, and sometimes you just want to quit, 5 minutes in.

And another thing I've learned is that you can do a lot more than you think you can, if you believe, and take your time, plan it out.  Planning is key.

I feel like I need to paint my house, not have my house painted. Thankfully, I have a small house, so given some patience, perserverence, I will get it done.  I decided today to start on the hallway. 

pony tail color complete

Can I tell you that it has taken me A YEAR to pick a beige color. Seriously.  I had 2 picked out, and then threw a monkey wrench in and picked a whole different color.  Well, a whole different beige. Pony Tail.  Perfect name since I won't cut my hair because it is pony tail length til I finish the marathon.  True Story.

I had a chocolate brown picked out, cowboy boots or something, but again, changed my mind.  New color Sarsaparilla. 

So my hallway walls are the color of buckeyes (the cookie-ish delight of peanut butter and chocolate).

I feel like it is not perfect, but I feel proud of what I accomplished.  Took me about 4 hours. But in my defense I also had to paint the ceiling.  I still have to put the cover for the doorbell back up, and the light switch cover...  and pics, but here it is.


Diane said...

Looks fabulous and all that time pondering over the paint color paid's perfect! Great job Margie! Enjoy your Sunday and your new hallway!

Many hugs..........


Stacy said...

Love the color! I'm a fan of warm colors,actually, color on walls in general. White is NEVER good on walls unless it's a high gloss white on trim. Congrats on your accomplishment :)

jules said...

Love the colors :-) You did a GREAT job!