The peeps that formerly occupied our house enjoyed beautiful mossy green carpet, which we ripped up. Instead of extending the carpet across the whole floor, they only carpeted to the bricks on the floor (in front of the fireplace). In order to keep the pretty green scheme going, they actually painted the brick on the floor ... to match the carpet. Yes. painted it green. Isn't it pretty? Well, needless to say, I really hated that green brick and wanted to paint it white. We had ripped up the metal that connected the carpet and brick when we ripped up the carpet, so at least that was out of the way.
All I had to do was prime and paint...right? Yeah. DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY WIDDLE GROOVES ARE IN BRICK? Of course you do, you aren't retarded like me. I thought it would be soothing, sitting on the floor and painting. It actually was a pain in the ass. Getting the brick covered was really difficult - it took two coats of primer and then two coats of oil-based paint of death. All those little grooves were GREEN, so they had to be covered well. Meh. But doesn't it look pretty? (Eventually the fireplace will be replaced with something loverly...but for now, it stays.)Here it is up close, with one of my mom's housewarming presents. =)
I heart Jane Austen...and zombies. More to come (including our NEW STOVE) lata! But I guess I need to study some today. ::pout::